What should I do?

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 9:55am
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Help. We are at such a loss here. My 2.5 yo dd was diagnosed a few weeks ago with an EA and PA. Total elimination. That is actually going well. (not an easy thing, but we're learning!) She also has intolerences to a preservative/additive, maybe one, maybe more. She has had 5 minor reactions in the past week. We thought we had it narrowed down to nitrates, in things like deli hams. Then today at noon it was Mac and cheese- she has never reacted to it before. She also had a reaction at supper tonight. We are getting very frustrated. Last week it was indeed the smoked deli ham and then she actually said her tongue hurt and it was very red around the edges and slightly enlarged, also hives all around her mouth and chin. The last four reactions have not involved the tongue but seem to stick around a lot longer. They used to go away within an hour, now we have noticed patchy skin up to 12-18 hours later. I have been giving her benadryl when I notice the hives. Her reactions had been just once every one or two weeks.

Any thoughts??
and yes I did call her allergist today. He told me to keep a food diary and make an appointment in 2-4 weeks. I'm due with baby #4 on November 15. Great timing.....

Kara

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