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Weaning and a white spotty rash

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Emzar Thu 06-Oct-11 14:51:21

Just wondering if anyone has an idea of what this could be. My son is 6 months in about a week, and is breastfed. A couple of weeks ago we started to give him little bits and pieces of finger food to try, as he could sit up and reach for them and feed himself. We haven't started weaning in earnest yet and I don't think he really swallow much of what he chews.

He's now had several worrying allergic reactions after eating. He gets red skin, and a rash of raised white bumps that look like nettle stings. They come up where his skin has had direct contact with the food, but nowhere else.

It doesn't seem to bother him, and goes down in 20 minutes or so. I haven't been able to work out what's causing it - I thought at first it was citric acid, as there might have been accidental contact with lemon juice on a couple of occasions, but today it happened with some bread with a little margarine on it. He has eczema, and the rash seems to come up on areas where the eczema is worst.

Our GP has referred us to a paediatrician specialising in allergies, but that won't be for a few weeks. In the meantime, I'm not sure what's best to do, and I'm finding it really worrying. Should I keep trying him on things and watch for reactions, or cut out any potential allergens like wheat or dairy until we know more?

Has anyone had any experience of this kind of white spotty rash? Thanks!

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