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Ds has had two flare ups today :-( not sure what too.

(8 Posts)
alibobins Thu 13-Sep-07 18:26:18

It just makes me so upsetsad he hasn't had anything new and they were both whist eating one at breakfast and one at dinner.

They both included facial swelling so were quite scary.

flamingtoaster Thu 13-Sep-07 18:38:47

When I had to test DS to find out what was causing his reactions I did a grid - all the ingredients of meals across the top and then put ticks underneath and noted any reaction. It was obvious very quickly what the culprits were. They do become sensitive to extra foods sometimes unfortunately - or it could be that one of your trusted brands was contaminated. What foods is he avoiding?

alibobins Thu 13-Sep-07 18:46:18

Egg, fish and nuts.

He had toast for breakfast and chicken supreme and rice for dinner so really can't think what caused itsad

flamingtoaster Thu 13-Sep-07 20:02:33

Did he have butter on the toast because he could be reacting to the milk in the butter and the chicken supreme sauce.

alibobins Fri 14-Sep-07 12:48:33

Its still the same today and so far he has had tesco honey puffs and toast and spag bol for dinner its not really clearing with piriton either.

flamingtoaster Fri 14-Sep-07 20:42:55

Try writing down all the individual ingredients (i.e. copy the ingredient list from the packet down to the smallest detail, it could even be a flavouring or what it is carried on that is the problem) in each of the meals over the last few days and look to see what there is in common. If you can't identify the common element yourself you need to speak to a doctor as soon as possible.

alibobins Sat 15-Sep-07 11:16:25

Ended up with a trip to a&e as it just wasn't clearing and his lips were hugesad
They gave him a steriod injection and told us to give piriton every four hours for a few days.

We have an appointment at hosp on wednesday anyway so i'll see what consultant has to say.

Thanks

flamingtoaster Sat 15-Sep-07 16:19:52

Sorry you had to go to A&E - but great you have an appointment on Wednesday. It's amazing what can set these reactions off - DS reacted to the tiny amount of barley in the flavouring of Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes when his allergy to gluten began so we have to avoid all malt flavourings, or any flavouring carried on wheat, and it's surprising where it can be hidden! Hope Wednesday produces some answers.

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