Julie - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm new and loving this group! It is excellent to chat and see so many other September 2007 Mommas having the same troubles.
My son is having a mild allergic reaction to what I think is a red dye additive to food. It is the only thing that ties these food together.
Here is what he is having the reaction to:
HP Sweet and Sour Sauce
Kraft Cheese Whiz
Ceasar Salad Dressing (Any Kind)
Ranch Salad Dressing (Any Kind)
Heinz Ketchup - very very mild
Barbecue Sauce (Any Kind)
Luckly these are really only condiments and are not foods he needs to have. My sister in laws little boy had the same reaction and grew out of it by the time he was three.
My only concern is this could get worse. My Mom is a nurse and has told me not to worry about it. I am afraid he could become very sensitive to it and end up with hives or worse swelling. My family doctor really didnt have a big concern either.
Am I being a worry wort or should I push further and ask for allegry testing to be done. Has anyone had thier child allegry tested, or do they have to be older to have it done?
Julie - Momma of Seamus born September 26th, 2007 8lbs 10 oz