But last night he said something new. He was eating a sprinkly doughnut. He likes these. And stopped half way through and left the rest. I was sat next to him so he said (as far as I can recall) 'sometimes eating food makes my arms go bumpy'.
Should I be worried? Reaction to food? Or is it an extreme sensory reaction? His arm felt like he had goosebumps. It was definitely something negative for him. But going forward he will now be vary of doughnuts.... (Just before a trip to DLP where the afternoon treat is a doughnut or a magnum which he wouldn't eat because he doesn't like ice cream!).
Anyone else with a DC who has this?
My skin itches and hurts when I'm stressed. I can scratch until my legs bleed or sometimes I take an antihistamine and some painkillers which seems to help.
My DD says that sometimes a food 'makes me feel cold'. There are many foods she doesn't like and she has a somewhat limited (but adequate) diet up to what my friends' dcs eat. I think it might be true in that some foods do make her feel a bit 'different', but also, for her anyway, it's a way of stopping us insisting she try a bit more of something. But maybe it's a thing and I'm poo-pooing it too much.
DS2 used to have bumpy arms. The bumpiness went after being put on a gluten free diet-I read recently that gluten sensitivity/intolerance can cause bumpy arms. I think it's called keratosis pilaris if it's ongoing rather than transient?
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