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Hives, again!

Postby Chidmum » 15 Mar 2016, 17:46

So my little boy came out in hives a couple of weeks ago after I gave him toast fingers and soft cheese. We've given him gluten and dairy products separately since then with no reaction. Today I gave him toast fingers again (different brand and type of bread from last time) with butter spread and scrambled egg and he came out in hives!
He's had egg before. I even used the same bread for breadcrumbs in two recipes that I gave him recently and he was fine! So what could it be? Any ideas?
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Re: Hives, again!

Postby yorkshirepudding » 15 Mar 2016, 19:37

Has he had scrambled egg before? Sometimes people sensitive to egg can tolerate it in something eg cake (although you've probably not started him on that!). Sorry no more ideas.
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Re: Hives, again!

Postby Lily » 15 Mar 2016, 19:40

My son had hives a couple of times as a baby, both times as a postviral reaction. Has your LO had a cough or cold recently, or a tummy bug? Their immune systems can be stressed by viruses, and cause hives in the absence of any allergens.
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Re: Hives, again!

Postby Chidmum » 15 Mar 2016, 19:56

Thanks both,
He's had omelette before with no issues, so I don't think it's the egg.
He does have a cold at the moment, and last time he'd just got over a bout of diarrhoea and vomiting. I just figured it was the food as it was SO close in timing, one minute he was eating, the next the skin around his mouth started going red and he yelled and threw down his food! Then I noticed the little spots on his hands, almost like little blisters.
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Re: Hives, again!

Postby Lily » 15 Mar 2016, 20:43

Ok, that definitely does sound like the food! I'd be going back to the GP and asking for a referral to an allergist, so you can get a skin-prick test.
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Re: Hives, again!

Postby junglewonderland » 16 Mar 2016, 05:49

It's common for allergic reactions to occur on the second time a kid tries a food. Was it the second time for any of the foods?
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Re: Hives, again!

Postby Chidmum » 16 Mar 2016, 11:23

OK, got a referral to the dietician for allergy testing. I'm not sure if it was the second time for any of the foods? I don't think so...
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