Background: My 20wo breastfed baby has a touch of eczema which got slightly worse in the last couple of weeks; the GP prescribed us some creams a week ago (after phone consultation).
This evening she's had an allergic reaction to something - I will call the GP in the morning as she is ok/reaction retreating. But just wondered if it rings any bells for anyone in the meantime. Scared to google! And scared of my over active imagination.
I gave her some formula in a cup as I have to go out tomorrow evening and was going to leave some. She has had formula about 2-3 times before (I hate expressing); always ready-made Hipp Organic. The last time was 6 weeks ago.
Anyway she didn't drink any but it went in her mouth and she spat it out again, after a few times I took the cup away. The cup was an experiment. She then immediately started fussing and scratching & rubbing at her face, especially her nose and eyes which she was screwing up. She had a bright red rash on her neck/under her chin, as if she had sunburn; a v distinctive collar rash. One eye/side of face was red. The rash seemed to be urticara and had tiny white bumps in it.
We've been watching closely and breathing all fine, she's fallen asleep now and the rash has gone. But surely she can't suddenly have an instant reaction to formula? So the thing I'm terrified about (poss being ridiculous, but ..) is that it may have been a tree nut reaction. I prepared the cup of formula on the same chopping board I had been chopping brazil nuts on. The kitchen roll I dried the cup with may have touched a remnant. Is this ludicrous to be worrying about? Her paternal aunt has a serious tree nut allergy
Obvs the GP is probably best person to talk to but I'm worrying....
It is possible and as a second exposure could result in an even more severe reaction you will need to get it checked out asap and be very careful to avoid any exposure to traces of nuts including peanuts (nut oil can be in cosmetics, hand cream and lots of processed foods) until it has been checked out.
Hi, My son developed food allergies from 6months. They do happen quickly/whilst or immediately after eating. Hives on face and red face. Later he also developed vomiting and lip swelling on repeated exposure. I'd get some piriton syrup just in case it happens in the future.
She has breast milk normally, and the formula was in a tommee tippee freeflow first baby type cup, will google to see what it's made of. She didn't actually drink any milk as it was the first time playing with the cup, she poured it in her mouth but spat it out again