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Thread: Allergy to the cold weather
02-12-2010, 09:16pm #1
Allergy to the cold weather
When DD was just under five months old she came out in a terrible red/raised rash and her hands became swollen. We were about 35mins from home. I panicked, called the emergency GP centre and was told to take her in.
He diagnosed hives and gave her Piriton. I was asked if I had changed her food but she was solely breastfed. I'd not changed wash powder, etc.
Today we did the school run by car but spent about 15mins walking along from the village car park to school and back again. Drive to collect a bag of grit then arrived at toddler group car park. We sat in the car for ten minutes as we were early. As I took her out of the car I noticed her face had huge red raised patches. I knew it was hives but wasn;t usre how urgently she needed medicine.
I went inside and asked the other childminders at the group to see if they had experience of it. They didn't but advised me to take her to the walk in centre, I was just going to go to the chemist. By this time the rash was on her tummy and back.
Anyway, after an hours wait with her and mindee we saw a doctor. The only similarity between today and the last time was the cold. I asked the GP if this could be the cause. She wasn;t sure but checked and yes, the cold (or heat) can cause the allergic reaction. What suprised me was she hadn't actually been upset by the cold. Last week she had cried as she was so cold. I bought her warmer footwear, she keeps a hat on, wears a warm coat, plently of layers etc. Both of my girls like to be well wrapped up. The doctor said to keep her well wrapped up but I'm not sure I can do any more!
The doctor said it might be something that happens to her over the years. Sh isn't bothered in the slightest but her face looks almost burnt.DS July 2003, DD1 January 2005, DD2 August 2008