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We just gave DD 10 Months eggplant for the first time, and she has developed a blotchy red rash around her mouth and on her arms and chest. Is this like call the doctor serious or will it just go away? We don't have any family history of allergies and she has had potato (which is also part of the nightshade family) without any reaction. TIA
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How soon did the rash develop? If it was within minutes of ingesting the eggplant, I would be concerned and be watching her VERY closely for any signs like hives or trouble breathing. If it was within an hour or more, it's probably a delayed-reaction allergy/intolerance. In that case, you just need to avoid the food, but no need to rush to the doctor or anything. Still good to keep a close eye overnight though to make sure no other reactions develop.

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We just gave DD 10 Months eggplant for the first time, and she has developed a blotchy red rash around her mouth and on her arms and chest. Is this like call the doctor serious or will it just go away? We don't have any family history of allergies and she has had potato (which is also part of the nightshade family) without any reaction. TIA

How about tomatoes and peppers? Those are part of the nightshade family.

I wouldn't be terribly, horribly concerned at this point, given the only reaction is a rash, but I'd probably avoid these veggies for a bit if you haven't already introduced them.

(My dd had a similar reaction to cinnamon, which she has completely outgrown, afaik).
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Thank you both for your quick responses. Yes, it was within 10 minutes of eating the eggplant so I'm kinda scared now

She hasn't had any trouble breathing or any other symptoms ,and the rash looks like it's beginning to fade. I think that I'll put in a call to her Dr. anyway.

It's weird though because she has had tons of bell peppers with no problem. We will definitely be holding off on these foods, we haven't introduced tomato yet, but we won't be doing that anytime soon!
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