Allergic reation or parental overreacion?
August 31, 2010 6:31 AM Subscribe
Did my daughter have an allergic reaction to her snack? If so, what could have caused it? YANMD, obviously.
posted by dogsbody to health & fitness (6 answers total)
My nearly-two-year-old had a packet of cheese flavour Walkers Quavers in a pre-packed lunch yesterday and after she'd eaten about half the packet I noticed lots of big red blotches around her mouth (she didn't seem particularly bothered by them). We checked inside her mouth and there didn't seem to be any inflammation and she answered 'no' when asked if anything hurt. The blotches disappeared after about 30 mins.
On the whole, she has a varied diet with very little processed food. She's otherwise healthy (apart from tonsillitis for which she was prescribed a course of penicillin about a month ago) and we've never seen anything like this before. We're seeing the health visitor on Thursday but is there anything I need to be aware of before then?
Here's list of ingredients for the snack: Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil, Whey Powder, Monosodium Glutamate (E621), Disodium 5-ribonucleotide (E635), Flavouring [undefined], Milk Powder, Cheese Powder, Butter Acids, Soya Protein, Paprika Extract (E160(c)), Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Malted Barley Flour, Pepper, Wheat Flour, Annatto (E160b).