I strongly suspect that Ds2 (6 years old) is allergic to strawberries, but haven't identified anything else. About a month ago, he developed a strange, scaly, dry, red-bumpy rash all around his mouth. He had eaten a lot of strawberries in the days previous, so I figured it might be that. I took him off strawberries completely (he loves them! ), and the rash went away. I gave him small amounts over the last couple of weeks, and he was fine. At breakfast on Wednesday, he ate 10 or so, and got a rash by Wednesday afternoon. He says he doesn't feel any tingling, tightness, couching, breathing issues, etc that are characteristic of an anaphalactic reaction, so that eases my mind some.
No one in my family is allergic to anything (that we know of), so this is new territory to me. Googling "strawberry allergy" has not helped much.
So some semi-ignorant newbie to the world of allergies question:
Is it possible to be allergic to only one thing, and that only in larger quantities?
If he is allergic, but keeps ingesting, will the reaction get worse over time?
I do plan to have him tested so that I know, but not immediately because our health insurance stinks.
Thanks to anyone who has input!