Yesterday my 23mo ds had a reaction to something in my homemade Lara bars (cashews, dates, coconut oil, and chocolate chips). Within 10-20 minutes of eating it, he got red bumps around his mouth, and today his poop was grainy and gave him welts on his bottom.
He has always been a pretty rashy baby, way back to before I introduced solids. For a while we thought dairy was the problem, and while he was off dairy he ate a lot of coconut yogurt. Although he never had the bumps around his mouth from the coconut yogurt, he did at times have similar grainy poop and welts in his diaper area. (We ended up concluding that it was wheat bran, but of course now I'm wondering.) He also ate a lot of mango when he was younger and rashier. He's been pretty much free of rashes for the last several months, ever since we eliminated 100% whole grain wheat (he does well with a 50/50 mix).
He'll have his 2yo checkup in a month, but I'm wondering what to do in the meantime... i.e. if this is something we should pursue now rather than January, if we should be avoiding other nuts (his favorite cereal is made with almonds, and he eats peanut butter sandwiches daily), if we should consider getting him an epipen. How seriously do you take a reaction like this?