Last night 5 year old my daughter woke up w swelling on her lip and a pretty nasty rash on her lower torso and back. We did Benadryl and went to the ER. Two mornings before she woke up with swelling around her eye and we did Benadryl for that for 1.5 day. Shes on prednisone for the next 3 days.
She wasn't into anything new, both times she hadn't eaten anything for 3 or more hours before. Only thing I can think of is fleas the dogs have, found them last night after repeditively forgetting to check on their increased itching. Family Dr thinks it was a food allergy but doesn't know what it was and recomended we avoid anything we think it might be then putting a bit on the back of her neck to see if she has a reaction in a few weeks...that sounds REDICULOUS to me!
I'm going to try for an allergist appt tomorrow. And wondering about asking for an Epi pen or possibly try another ped/ family dr.
It just seems crazy to me that a food allergy of that severity would be so delayed! But the fleas or some other insect seems so far fetched.
Anyone have ideas or opinions?