swellmomma Posted November 7, 2012 Share Posted November 7, 2012 I posted on my fb last night that ds9 had another allergic reaction. His cheeks this time got a big raised rash that itched so much that he wound up bleeding from scratching it. I am at a loss of what is causing these. This summer at bible camp in August he developed a bad case of hives for the first time all over his belly. Between those and the mosquito bites he looked like he should have been in a horror movie, he had very little unaffected skin, everything was red, swollen or bleeding. We survived the week using benedryl from the pastor's wife. Since then he has had hives 3 more times, each time on his belly or torso. Last night was this rash on his face. He always gets a little raised rash from dairy, something we never even noticed until we stopped the dairy to cure his constipation. Suddenly his cheeks were smooth as a baby's bottom. Until last night. He has not been having dairy that I know of, unless he is sneaking it. His face started up like this yesterday after he came in from playing in the snow, but it was not that cold out (about 3C) and he never got the snow right on his cheeks. He is obviously reacting to something. I don't generally have benedryl in the house, so last night I put aveeno diaper cream on his cheeks to give him enough relief to sleep, and this morning he is back to smooth cheeks, minus the scratches and scabs. We already have an appt to see the ped next week, and I want to request a referral to an allergist. I know I need to keep a food journal between now and then to show if there is any reactions to the foods he is eating. But how do you keep track if there is a contact reaction to something? He is 9 and adhd his hands and body are constantly everywhere touching everything. How do you monitor to determine what may be causing reactions? When you go to an allergist do they only test what you think he is reacting to, or is there a list of things they test for? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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