Allergies & Asthma

Questions and support from parents of children with skin allergies, asthma, food allergies or other reactive conditions.

Anonymous posted in Allergies & Asthma Today

Baby allergic?

FTM so sorry if this is a dumb question. For the first time this morning I noticed what looks like a very mild rash across our baby’s back. She also had a few spots on her tummy that looked like TINY bug bites (hives)? I checked all her sheeting, since we have two large dogs, but found nothing. She’s been eating organic oatmeal for 2 months plus small bites of our dinner every couple nights.... More

  • Lulu
    6h ago

    I will be honest, I really don't think it has anything to do with your diet or babe's, but you can never be too cautious

  • Stephanie
    2h ago

    If you have animals that could be flea bites to my niece was extremely allergic to fleas and bites and one bite would make her break out in a little rash :(

Anonymous posted in Allergies & Asthma Wednesday

Has anyone every seen this before ?

Every time I get my daughter back from the babysitter she hasn’t these marks on her, whenever I have her skin is totally fine! It isn’t until she started at the babysitter this appeared, I took her to the doctor and just gave me some cream. I’m just super curious on what it is causing this .

  • Lulu

    @Kerry I did not know that! Thanks for the info. What worries me is OP says the skin clears up when babe it's with her. Makes me think something fishy is going down. I think I'm alone in my suspicion though.

  • Anonymous

    I kept her home with me today, no marks! So I’m going with it’s something at the babysitter house and she would no longer be going there

Peanut allergy!?

So we just got the results back and my one year old is in category 2 out of 6 for peanut allergy. So moderate. Our pediatrician told us to get an Epi pen just in case. Just wondering if any other parents found out their baby was allergic to peanut butter but then grew out of it? I’m so nervous about someone not knowing and feeding it to him and not know what to do. Thanks!

Anonymous posted in Allergies & Asthma Monday

Drowsiness = allergy?

I let my 6 month old try scrambled egg today (just a few very small pieces) and he’s currently in the middle of a very long nap. Like going on hour 3. He took a 2 hour nap this morning. He usually has only one long nap a day. I’m feeling guilty for getting things done, but also am nervous that this could be a sign that something is wrong?

  • Joy

    He's probably full and it made him sleepy. I always sleep better on a full belly.

  • Heidi

    Allergies are usually rash, swelling, itchiness, trouble breathe (worst case scenario). Sensitivities could also be spitting up/throwing up, looooooooooose BMs, tummy ache. My bet is that he really liked having something warm and filling in his belly and took an extra long nap just cuz.

Constant face rubbing

My three month old constantly rubs her face when she’s sleeping/napping. She sleeps through the night. It doesn’t actually wake her up but it is making her eczema so much worse. Anyone go through this or have a suggestion? I was thinking of buying either a magic sleep suit or a zippadee zip to help. I’m afraid it will be a waste of money because she’ll still be able to reach her face.

  • Aine

    Thanks! All of this helps a lot. I also just bought a grow with me wombi sleep sack. I’m going to see if she doesn’t mind sleeping with her arms constricted for a while until we get the skin more under control. 🤞🏻

  • Amber

    Good luck :)

Anonymous posted in Allergies & Asthma Nov 02

Breastmilk to Formula

My daughter is 7 and a half months and decide she did not want to breast feed anymore I do have milk stored in a deep freezer that I have been giving her but decided to make her a dr apt to let her pediatrician know what was going on. Her Pediatrition said to keep giving her the breast milk but to also try formula as well to get her use to it Incase I run out of breastmilk. I have been giving h... More

  • Nicole
    Nov 03

    Maybe it’s a mild allergic reaction to it have to your tried doing half breast milk half formula

  • Nicole
    Nov 03

    Maybe try changing to a more gentle formula or soy one with no milk

Allergy Medication

My daugher has been sneezing lately. What do you recommend for allergy medication?

  • becky
    Oct 31

    At 2 my son used Zyrtec but it was the lowest dose. I would ask with a one year old. They also had us do allergy testing to make sure they were allergies and if so what he was allergic to.

  • Tamika
    Oct 31

    My 2 yo uses childrens allegra. It's for kids 2-12

Diarrhea with bad rash

My son got a really bad rash due to diarrhea, it’s really red with lots of bumps and he starts crying and looks uncomfortable. I gave him an oatmeal bath. What do you prefer or recommend between baby butt paste or aquaphor for that rash? I used desitin, but I don’t think it’s doing much this time.

  • Krista
    Oct 21

    We used Triple Paste for our last 3 kids. It’s AMAZING. Our dr recommended it. A little goes a long way.

  • Hailijo
    Oct 25

    Aquaphor. I cake it on and with in about an hr I see a huge difference. If he still has a rash or diarrhea cake it on for everytime you change him and change him more often.

I need NON DIARY breakfast meals for a 2 years old toddler! She has a milk allergy! Please help!

  • Mallory
    Oct 18

    My son is allergic to milk, eggs, and peanuts so it really limits a lot. Usually I go for bananas, oranges or any type of fruit and a piece of toast with sunbutter and cheese (for some reason he can have string cheese and it doesn’t bother him). We also give him ripple milk which is a plant based milk with pea protein.

  • Marlee
    Oct 22

    My 2 year old son has a dairy allergy too - Califia Farms has a great on the go DF drinkable yogurt & Kite Hill has DF yogurt tubes. Oatmeal is a staple in our home as well & you can make it different everyday with your topping choices (berries, banana, honey, cinnamon, even nut butter). My son also likes “toad in a hole” an egg cooked in the center of a piece of toast.


My 2 year old son all of a sudden has eczema on his left leg and butt. What are the best treatments?

  • Beckiie
    Oct 16

    Vani cream you can get it at target it’s the absolute best thing my pediatrician recommended. You can find it in the adult cream and lotion section.

  • Ivy
    Oct 19

    If it's pretty mild excema, most any cream or lotion for eczema will help. My son's is pretty bad , so we have to use a compound of Vanicream with steroid and antibiotics, though I started out with Aveeno and Eucerin (both have oats) and it helped calm things down. But after a year of oat everything, my son developed a terrible oat allergy. Many of my friends use Eczema Honey and love i... More

Ant bites

My kid jumped into a ant pile any rem-ides to help heal and does anyone know how long the bites will stay?

  • Ashley
    Oct 15

    Bites can stay a few weeks! My girl gets them often because the ants in Texas are everywhere. I keep a benadryl stick with my it is soothing and you just dab it on the bite(:

Cradle cap on a 3 year old?

Is this common? I always thought it was for infants....

  • Caitlin
    Oct 15

    My pedi told me to use coconut oil and a comb. Or even vegetable oil

  • Crystal
    Oct 16

    I’ve seen it in toddlers too. To get rid of it, Use jojoba oil, buy it at Trader Joe’s. Apply to scalp, put a beanie on baby/toddler. After 30 mins to an hour, take off beanie, wash scalp/hair with gentle baby shampoo, rinse them off, use soft nylon brush and brush out flakes they will come off easily, do not scrub just gently brush. If there is any flakes still remaining or stuck wait 2 days a... More

my daughter

I am having another issue with my daughter. She is five and has asthma. She recently got a cold and i took her to the emergency room because her asthma tends to make things a little worse this was about a week ago but suddenly last night and still to this morning she hasnt stopped coughing. ive tried humidifer, honey, honey cooked with a bit of onion (family suggestion), a cough suppresant, he... More

  • Stephanie
    Oct 14

    thank you lulu and yes same here Ashlie my daughter doesnt stop coughing a week and a half has past just her cough started to be more aggressive barky and non stop. Ive tried almost everything and it doesnt calm down

  • Anonymous
    Oct 15

    I'm asthmatic. Some cough medication can worsen asthma symptoms so be careful with that.

Anonymous posted in Allergies & Asthma Oct 09

A+D diaper rash cream reaction

My husband grabbed the A+D diaper rash cream yesterday at the store instead of our usual. I shrugged and just used it and when I went to change the next diaper after using it, my daughters privates were covered in little sores and swollen!!!! We called her pediatrician of course and took her in. She's fine with a topical ointment to heal, but has anyone else ever had this happen with this s... More

  • Bb
    Oct 09

    Best ive ever used

  • Anonymous
    Oct 10

    We use it just fine but like anything everyone can have different reactions to it. My daughter can only use pampers products for wipes and diapers anything else causes a horrible rash. Now that you know you can avoid it!!

Anonymous posted in Allergies & Asthma Oct 08

12 year old with hives

Over the past few days my 12 year old son have developed hives that seem to come and go. First time I noticed something wrong he came home from his grandparents with a swollen top lip when I asked if he hit his lip he said no. A few days later got a call from the school saying he had hives all over his body and face was swollen. We went into the walk in but they didn’t seem to think he needed a... More

  • Anonymous
    Oct 09

    We went to a walk in so I’m guessing they just wanted to get us in and out now that it’s returning more than once I’m hoping they will refer him to one

  • Ehcapa
    Oct 09

    Not sure if this will help you. When I was 12-13 I started getting hives almost daily. They continued for about 3 years. The doctors never could figure it out and just gave me a script of Benadryl that I’d take as needed. Never was life threatening just a pain. Doctors finally just called them stress related.

Bumps on head

My baby is 3 weeks old and has all these little bumps on her head. The back of her head is a little red too ( I’m thinking from being warm while she’s sleeping ) has anyone had this happen with their LO before ?

  • Jess
    Oct 03

    My LO had this too, they are so sensitive. I started laying her down only on surfaces that were washed by her baby detergent and that also helped. They grow out of the sensitivity

  • Lonny
    Oct 11

    I used Aveeno baby products, they worked really great with clearing up my daughter's skin. She got the "baby acne" all over her and it helped tremendously.

Anyone have a LO with keratosis pilaris??

My 20 month old had keratosis pilaris rubra, aka chicken skin. It’s severe red bumps on her thighs, arms, cheeks and buttocks. It doesn’t bother her too much but it keeps getting worse and more red. I’ve gone the the allergist to verify it is not a food allergy and the dermatologist just for them to recommend the same creams I’ve already tried. (cerave SA, hydrocortisone cream and KP duty) Do... More

  • Caitlin
    Sep 25

    My son has it, he doesn’t have much dairy (some cheese), so I think his is gluten sensitivity. It doesn’t seem to bother him, but I need to change his diet. Chiropractor said that would help

  • Kelly
    Oct 01

    Thanks for the input ladies! I may have to try elimination diet for a short period of time. I just tried sovereign silver gel based on a recommendation from a friend it it brought down the redness significantly!

Breakfast recipes with no eggs

My 20mo. vomits everytime she eats eggs so we stopped giving to her until she will be 2yr, which our physician said to try again at that age and if it keeps happening to have her tested to see if she has an allergy to it. Anyway what great breakfast foods do you guys give your little ones??

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    Pancakes and yogurt are our go tos!

  • Lauren
    Sep 28

    Smoothies are always awesome! Get to use healthy fresh fruit, even vegatables, almond milk, whatever you want honestly. We make our 14 month old son smoothies all the time. We have to help him drink it because I haven’t found a good enough sippy with a straw yet but he loves them!

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