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to stay awake and watch ds because of 1 hive on his head?

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ItsAllAboutTheCakes Fri 11-Dec-15 22:05:49

Ds has an allergy to eggs and had one to milk as a baby but outgrew it about 6 months ago.
He had allergy testing which showed only an egg allergy so we reintroduced milk all fine. Tested for other usual allergens but nothing came up. Allergy specialist said that he was unlikely allergic to peanuts as if he was exposed through breastfeeding it would have shown up on allergy test but if he'd never been exposed to the allergen before then the test wasn't valid.
tonight I've eaten peanut m&m's and didn't even think about it when ds came over and gave me a kiss but about 30 mins to an hour later we have a little hive on his head.
It's been there for about an hour now with no other symptoms but I'm sat here watching him like a hawk worrying he's going to have a reaction.
He sometimes gets little hives when he's hot and he's very fair skinned.
Am I being utterly paranoid?
He's 2 1/2.

Writerwannabe83 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:21:02

I would probably do the same whilst my DH would be thinking I was ridiculous and neurotic grin

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Fri 11-Dec-15 22:23:07

Dh thinks I'm being daft, but I'd never forgive myself if he was having an allergic reaction and I'd just gone to sleep.

LumpySpaceCow Fri 11-Dec-15 22:25:07

Is the hive on the spot where you kissed him? Could you not give him some piriton if you're concerned it's allergy related?
I am neurotic and would probably do the same!

SummerNights1986 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:31:38

Just one...it's probably a heat bump or gnat bite or something. I don't think hives come in singles?

Ds2 has had hives a couple of times and after noticing the odd one or two, they've spread fairly rapidly until he's covered within half an hour. If he was reacting to something then he's be reacting to something, not developing a single hive and then nothing.

So I think you are worrying for nothing tbh but it's understandable. Maybe have him in to sleep with you just for peace of mind.

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Fri 11-Dec-15 22:35:47

Yes hive is on his head where I kissed him but pretty sure I kissed him on the mouth too but wasn't really thinking about it at the time. His allergies are mild and do tend to be localised to exposure if it's not something he's eaten. His milk allergy would cause a single hive if you dotted a little on his skin, it's a different story if he actually consumes any ofcourse.

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Fri 11-Dec-15 22:37:26

I've put him in bed with me anyway (not that that's anything unusual in our house!) He's fast asleep and the hive has gone down. Will keep an eye on him for a couple of hours just incase

Havalina1 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:39:30

I'd do the same. My dd has an egg Allergy, it terrifies me when the pinky blotches appear and I know whats coming.

Last week the blotches came up - she was wig me all evening me hadn't eaten anything with egg - triple dosed her with piriton and it stopped so no need for epi pen by dp slept in the room with her and I kept creeping in (and he would growl at me to go back to sleep) to check on her.

ItsAllAboutTheCakes Fri 11-Dec-15 23:05:52

We don't have an epi pen, ds has only ever had mild reactions so far so we've not been given one. Will it be ok to give him prior it on even if he's not actually having a reaction?

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