Jenny - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
A couple nights ago I bought some new diaper rash cream. Its called bottom butter from Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula. I used to use it on my son when he was little and i loved the smell of it over all the other stuff. So i recently bought some for my daughter. The first time i used it she was interested in what it was (she is 16 months) so i rubbed a little on her hand so she could feel it. I rubbed it on the top of her hand. About 20 mins later i noticed what i thought was just as weird rash. The next morning thou she had hives all over her. I took her to the Dr. in case it was something else, but they confirmed it was hives and it was probably due to an allergic reaction. So clearly I put it up and didnt use it again. After using benedryl it seemed to clear up and all day today there were no hives. Tonight at dinner I gave her a bite of my brownie and within minutes of her bitting it, chewing it, and then spitting it out from not liking it, hives broke out all over her face and neck and hands where she had took it out of her mouth. It quickly spread to her body and i got the benedryl in her and gave her a bath to make sure I got it all off of her. She seems to be doing fine now, I have went in and checked on her sleeping and shes fine.
The reason I am asking this is because after researching on line all the allergy references to Cocoa are specific to chocolate and "other" ingredients that are in chocolate. Its not addressing the actuality of someone being allergic to the cocoa itself. So im wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and what you might be able to tell me. I would really appreciate it. Thank you