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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:25 pm 
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I was so concerned about Halloween, trick or treating, school parties (which I planned for 2 grades) etc, that I thought we were home free after last night.

Today, my husband picked up the boys from school, and one of the little ones (7) was covered in hives and was very itchy. I suspected anaphylaxis. We took him to our clinic nearby (which was a total waste of time! 'Please wait in the waiting room since we're running behind schedule'). And ended up in the ER. All of our kids only have food from home, and he insists that he didn't eat anything else, although I suspect that there may have been some halloween candy out at recess :(.

Still, it would be so much easier if I knew what he consumed. Will start allergy testing soon, RAST first (long wait for skin prick), but the ER doc said to wait since he was given dex and it can interfere with the results.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:08 am 
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Sorry to hear about that, Becky. I hope you get it figured out soon. Just to clarify, this was a child with no known allergies until now?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:46 am 
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Mystery reactions are the worst. Hope you figure it out soon and hope he is feeling better now.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:56 am 
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Sorry, I need to change the ages of my kids in my signature! Yes, it is one with no known allergies. :(

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:54 pm 
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The problem with hives is that a virus can cause them. After all the waiting and testing, you might end up with a diagnosis of idiopathic hives. AKA cause unknown.

Try to write down as much as you can now before you forget anything. Did you introduce a new laundry soap, shampoo, food etc? What did he do at school that day? Was there any art projects? Was he sick before or just after the hives?

Good luck pinning it down.

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