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Lips swelling after eating nuts. Dh gone to get piriton

(33 Posts)
twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 19:36:27

Should I be doing anything else and what should I watch for? It's for 3.5 year old dd. she seems fine but lips like she has had a botched collagen injection and tongue is itchy and hurting. Dh should be 5 mins with piriton

Ladycurd Sun 03-Nov-13 19:41:27

How long ago did she eat it? Tbh I'd not mess about and get her to A&E

bundaberg Sun 03-Nov-13 19:41:33

i would take her to the hospital! if her mouth and tongue are swelling she needs to be seen asap

drinkyourmilk Sun 03-Nov-13 19:41:56

Hospital now.

twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 19:43:19


twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 19:43:46

About half an hour ago.

Shallishanti Sun 03-Nov-13 19:44:01

yes, hospital, and if she has an inhaler take it with you

TiredFeet Sun 03-Nov-13 19:44:06

A and e / 999

twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 19:44:39

Should I give her the piriton?

DoItTooJulia Sun 03-Nov-13 19:44:59

Has she eaten nuts before?

bundaberg Sun 03-Nov-13 19:45:32

yes, give her piriton if you have time, but mostly get her to the hospital

TiredFeet Sun 03-Nov-13 19:45:41

Well that's what my afvice from our allergy clinic is where mouth / airways are affected

twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 19:45:54

Yes I think so.

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Sun 03-Nov-13 19:46:47

Hospital now please. Fast as you can. Ambulance immediately if you think her airway may be affected.

DoItTooJulia Sun 03-Nov-13 19:47:58

I only ask because it's usually, but not always, the second time that you eat an allergenic food that you shows symptoms.

Allergies can develop at any time, mind.

Give her the piriton and take her to the hospital.

Hope she is ok. And you.

Dilidali Sun 03-Nov-13 19:57:41

Ambulance, don't drive yourself. They can intubate if need be.

TossedSaladsAndScrambledEggs Sun 03-Nov-13 20:00:47

Yes give piriton, if you have it at home, but ambulance now. They will give piriton at hospital so tell them how much you give her.

TossedSaladsAndScrambledEggs Sun 03-Nov-13 20:02:41

I'm sue she will be fine btw, but if there is any risk at all that her airway may be compromised, she needs to be in an ambulance where they will have equipment and adrenaline. Plus they will alert hospital so they know she's coming.

LittleRedDinosaur Sun 03-Nov-13 20:03:14

999 now, as previous posters have said, her breathing could become affected and you don't want her in the back of your car if that happens.

bananananacoconuts Sun 03-Nov-13 20:07:10

How is she twofalls?

twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 21:13:50

Thank you so much everyone. She is in bed, soundly sleeping. The paramedics have been here since I last posted. They were amazing, staying to monitor her through sleepiness and extreme vomiting. Airway is fine, they gave piriton basically kept a close eye on breathing. They told us to call 999 if anything changed but that she would probably be fine. I felt bad about calling but they said not to worry and I did the right thing as it could have changed very quickly. Thanks everyone. Poor dh got back to find ambulance on our drive. They were that quick!

twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 21:17:01

Meant to say I called 999 after she seemed to pass out on the sofa. all very scary!

Dilidali Sun 03-Nov-13 21:39:48

Glad she's alright. That must have been really scary for all of you.
Trust your gut instinct, it doesn't look right, call 999. Children overcompensate and when things change, they change extremely quickly.
Have they suggested you see the GP in the morning?

80sMum Sun 03-Nov-13 21:47:00

Definitely sounds like your DD has an allergy. Take her to GP and ask for referral to allergy clinic. In the meantime, avoid all contact with nuts and nut products.
Be sure to tell your DD's nursery about the allergy too.

twofalls Sun 03-Nov-13 21:50:58

Yes they called the doctor when they were here to check about piriton dosage as she probably threw the first lot up and they wanted to check they could give more.. They want to see her for allergy testing. Doctor also said we did the right thing in calling 999. I was worried I was overreacting but clearly not. They said first reaction often not the most severe, it's like you get a warning sign. Horrible and scary and won't sleep well tonight!!

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