seems like dd1 has started having allergic reactions at school now. she told me that her lip went fat when she had lunch. i have phoned up the school to find out what was on the menu, as dd1 cant remember what she apart from spaghetti, and they are calling me tomorrow. am wondering if dd1 would be better off having packed lunches, but as we dont know what she is allergic to with regards to food and colourings the same thing could happen anyway.
i really dont know what to do. i feel school lunches are good for her, but really need to get a grip on whats happening with her allergies. packed lunches may be the safest option, but as she can change what she reacts to day to day even that may not be safe.
anyone elses kids with undiagnosed allergies, or has bizarre reactions had this?
don't know this is helpful, but what your DD1 had sounds like the sort of reaction I get to brazil nuts - I get a bit wheezy, my mouth feels sore and I have a slightly swollen lip - presumably the "fat lip" she is describing.
i really hope you can easily isolate what may have caused the reaction.
what a shame you're having this on your plate on top of everything else
I had this reaction just after I had dd. A mw told me to drink full fat cows milk to help my milk production (I know I know). Anyway after about 2 days of drinking about 6 pints a day I came out in hives and I had a really fat lip for 24 hours. Stopped drinking the milk and back onto semi skimmed and loads of calamine on the hives and I was ok.
the main reaction before was to tarttrazine, and i know the school has dd1 pictures in the kitchen saying no tartrazine, so we've covered that one. i really dont fancy el9imation diet with an almost 5yr old. i have told her to tell a teacher if it happens again, and i will ask if its possible to get a list of what she is eating each day.
misdee, ds has some severe allergies and some mild ones. What frustrates me is the unpredictable nature of it all. For instance once a week after swimming he has chicken dinosaurs, he has done for a year but suddenly had a reaction to them a couple of weeks ago. Several times he has come out in hives and I have no idea what has caused them because he hasnt eaten anything new. For us piriton (and epipens) are always close by and ds goes NOWHERE without them. So, my advice is to be prepared for unexpected reactions, leave piriton at the school, get your gps advice (mine wrote to the school emphasising the seriousness of dss allergies) and consider a packed lunch (ds will have these when he starts full-time in April.) Having said that, it might well be a one-off. Does she see an allergist?
misdee does your child have an epipen yet? If not you might want to talk to your doctor about it as fat lips can come before anaphylactic reactions. Bunny2 the anaphylaxis campaign issued a warning at one stage about turkey dinosaurs that were made in a factory using nuts, the manufacturer changed the process but ts something I'd never have thought of checking for nut warnings. Really difficult dealing with allergies - my son reacted to one flavour of Heinz soup but not another - they wouldn't tell me what was in the flavouring and he'd eaten all the main ingredients without problem [sad[