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This is my first foray into this forum as I'd hoped we'd never need it! My dd, Ella (3 yrs old), has had a reaction to something today and yesterday and we're trying to figure out what. She hasn't had any new foods and we have no history of allergies our families. Here's what happened -<br><br>
Yesterday, she had dinner at around 5pm and at 6:30ish, I noticed some small raised bumps on her face (mostly jawline), the entire area was red as she'd been scratching it. I didn't even consider allergies just put some Boo Boo Goo on it and they went away within 15 minutes. When we started thinking potential food allergy, ehe likely culprits seem to be peanut butter or strawberries that she had at dinner.<br><br>
Today she had peanut butter at 3:30-4ish (at her daycare provider's after I'd specifically told them that we were concerned about an allergy and didn't want her to have any pb or berries...yup, another story on that one) and at 6:30ish she again had the same small raised bumps on her face this time on her cheeks and forehead.<br><br>
On Wednesday, she did have pb for lunch with no reaction at all.<br><br>
I spoke to the dr today who had said that reactions could come back so we're not sure if today's is from something yesterday or from pb today.<br><br>
Both reactions occured right after she'd gotten out of the bath where she does suck on toys in there (they're being thrown out).<br><br>
I am thinking food allergy and we're going to look into it but I'm confused about the seemingly long period before a reaction - it seem I'd read that a few minutes is normal with up to 2 hours being rare but possible? Do you think she could be reacting to something in the bath?<br><br>
Neither time did she have any breathing issues or swelling. I really don't want this to be an allergy, esp a peanut one as I find them terrifying.<br><br>
I'd appreciate any insight!
 

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Some people react to food they're allergic to up to 72 hours after eating that food.<br><br>
It sounds to me like something in the bath water.
 

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I'm hoping it's the bathwater!<br><br>
Another question - I can't find a picture of hives anywhere and I'm not sure if that's what she had on her face or not. Does anyone have a link?
 

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My son just had his first alergic reation this week too. We considered the water source in the shower as a problem, but I hadn't thought about the toys. He does have a new plastic bucket in the shower to play with. I never heard that you could be alergic to toys, although of course- I guess you could be alergic to anything. I'm sorry I don't have any good advice to offer, but maybe I learned somethingfrom your post.<br><br>
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try googling under images "hives"
 

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She could be having a mild allergic reaction or food sensitivities to 'something.' The eczema can be more visible after taking a bath, as well as in a hot/humid weather.<br><br>
The fact she is getting redness on her cheek, face, forehead, it is possible that she is having some food reaction. Peanut is a very common allergen, and so can strawberries. I assume you are not adding anything to the bath water, like scented bubbles and colored bath oil, etc. What kind of 'toy' was she sucking in her bath?<br><br>
At this point, I would write down EVERYTHING she is eating. It may take a while, but you will be able to see the connection of food reaction more clearly, if she is having a food allergy/sensitivity issue.
 

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Also, if the toys have been in the tub for a while, there's probably some mold on them. People are often allergic to molds.
 
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