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    Default Strawberry allergy?

    We've been giving my DD strawberry yogurt for breakfast for a few months now (she's 13 mths) and it's been fine, but today i spread some on a waffle that she was eating for lunch and now she has a rash all over her face and chest where she smeared the yogurt. It was splotchy and slightly raised, but it's going away now. Is this a mild allergy?
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    Default Re: Strawberry allergy?

    Honestly - I'd guess dairy allergy before strawberry. My DS got contact reactions from yogurt touching his skin - raised red hive like you're describing.

    There is no such thing as a "mild" food allergy. I don't want to scare you - but the tricky thing about food allergies is that reactions aren't consistent so you generally assume that the next reaction could be life-threatening.

    If it were me - I'd STOP giving your LO foods that you suspect she could be allergic to (dairy in all forms and strawberry) and make an appointment ASAP to have her seen / tested by an allergist.

    Please report back what happens!
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Strawberry allergy?

    oh - and you'll get more responses if you go to the allergy part of this forum
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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    Default Re: Strawberry allergy?

    UGH! Being a mommy can be scary sometimes!!

    she eats cheese all the time! no cows milk, but i eat plenty of dairy and we've never had any problems. she had yogurt (not strawberry) on a waffle just a couple of days ago and she was fine. so that's why i am assuming it's the strawberry. just weird to me that she's never had any reaction to it and now and now suddenly...

    the rash is completely gone now, and the nurse said to give her a dose of benedryl so i did, even though i hate giving that to her. and to stop with all berries for a while. i'm watching her closely but she seems fine.

    her cousin and i and her all have very sensitive skin too. wonder if that's what it could be?
    Wife of Jacob, our hero
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    Default Re: Strawberry allergy?

    Sounds like hives (an allergic reaction) and not just "sensitive skin".

    When he was exclusively breastfed he had never had an obvious reaction to foods I'd eaten. When he started solids he had been eating things like cheese apparently okay. Yogurt gave him a contact reaction - hives like what you've described.

    My DS has multiple foods allergies. We carry an EpiPen for him.

    Please please please play it safe and get her seen by an allergist!
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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