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wonderingagain21 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:17:52

Blatantly posting here for traffic. My teenage daughter is in quite some pain /discomfort as a result of a severe allergic reaction. The throat /lip swelling has now completely gone but she still has lots of stomach pain. Can anyone suggest anything that could help?

TheoriginalLEM Sat 01-Oct-16 22:20:45

you didn't call an ambulance? i was blue lighted to hospital with similar symptoms.

you need proper medical advice not mnet. You need to vall 111.

StStrattersOfMN Sat 01-Oct-16 22:21:42

Throat/lip swelling she should be seen by A&E. When did it start, and what has she taken? She can have a relapse when antihistamines wear off btw.

wonderingagain21 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:22:51

No - we're pretty old hands at this. If the antihistamine can control throat symptoms we don't use the epipen . Obviously if it doesn't then we would use epipen & 999.

wonderingagain21 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:24:57

Initial reaction was over 3 hrs ago & I've watched her v closely ever since.

chattygranny Sat 01-Oct-16 22:29:11

Another old hand here. Just remember the stomach is affected in the later stages of anaphylaxis. I'd keep her with me if possible and continue to observe. Sorry you have this to deal with. TBH I find 111 pretty useless as we probably understand the condition more than the adviser. Is she idiopathic or is there a known allergen? My DD has become gluten free and gets less stomach pain since then but still gets flare ups of the IA though it was worst in her teens. Best wishes.

wonderingagain21 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:35:24

Hi chatty, nice to hear from you. I agree about 111. We have a whole list of known allergies, and as of tonight have added buckwheat to the list. I just wish I could make her feel better but given she's already had a fair bit of piriton I don't dare give her more & send her to sleep. Her abdomen is so sore & her skin has covered in hives.

StStrattersOfMN Sat 01-Oct-16 22:40:57

Ah, fair enough. Yes, I get stomach symptoms last of all too - if it's cramping Buscopan will help, if you've got it - otherwise hot water bottle helps me with the cramps. Poor love sad

chattygranny Sat 01-Oct-16 23:03:26

Though old fashioned the piriton should help with the hives..if they get worse it might be worth making the trek to A&E as at least they can put her on the steroid drip which will give her at least temporary relief. I wish I had some magic advice but 21 years since this started with my DD there are no magic solutions! The urticaria is the thing that really gets them down isn't it? Hoping for you that it settles.

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