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I am saddened by the comments on this blog that often take a judgmental turn. The information is intended to be just that -- information. You need to make your own decisions for your life and be accountable for your actions. I debated closing the blog, but feel there are many valuable items listed for families struggling with food allergies, especially early on.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Where did she get that rash?

On Saturday, my daughter came inside from playing in the backyard.  All of a sudden she started breaking out in hives on her face.  Hives on her face is where we see the milk allergy reaction.  We had no clue why.  It got a little worse and then was completely gone in an hour.  This happens once in a while and it can just drive you crazy wondering what she got into -- especially since we try to so hard to keep milk products out of her reach.

Yesterday, I gave her a bite of cake, which was loaded with dairy -- sour cream, eggs, butter, milk.  She seems to tolerate baked goods with dairy in them really well.  But last night she had an explosive diaper.  Was it a reaction to the the very small bite of cake or something else?  It's so hard to say.  Side note, she loved the cake!

When it comes to food allergies (as an allergy sufferer of raw fruits and vegetables) there are no hard or fast rules.  One time there's a reaction, the next time there isn't.  I just proceed with caution with everything I give my daughter.  And trying new things when I am prepared to deal with a possible reaction.  Of course, you have to always be prepared.  With that rash she got on Saturday, we did nothing.  We just waited to see how bad it was going to get.  Benadryl is what I use if it gets really bad.  Check with your doctor, so you know the proper dose.

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