Well, shoot. I just thought of something else. The rash has been especially bad this last week...more bumps, more raised, more itchy.
I was trying to think of something she had been eating this week that she doesn't normally eat or something we've eaten more of lately. And guess what I came up with........
HALLOWEEN happened on Monday and DD has had one piece of candy each day this week. I feel bad admitting it here, because I know lots of you don't give your kids candy. But I caved to peer pressure & we took her trick or treating because she really wanted to go...and then she had all this candy. So, we let her have some.
Uh...could she actually be allergic to sugar? What other things are common to candy that she might be reacting to? She had two lollipops & a little box of those Dots candies last week. And some chocolate.
Her exposure to candy has been pretty limited until now. I have a weakness for chocolate. So, she's had chocolate occassionally, but, otherwise, she hasn't really had candy until this year. But she certainly has had sugar in other forms. But maybe not in such concentrated amounts usually. I mean, most bread even has some sugar in it. And I bake bread at home.
I have often wondered if she has problems with refined wheat products because whenever we eat with other people and she non whole wheat products (bread, pasta, muffin, whatever) she seems to get really out of control behaviorally. I have attributed it to refined/processed/additives/etc... But maybe it's sugar?
Thanks for listening to me ramble as I sort this out. I helps me to write it out & it helps to be able to ask for the info I don't have.