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It all started Friday night when my son suddenly got this bumps on his skin. Then those bumps went bigger until they met each other to form a swelling on areas around his eyes. Then I also notice how he is itchy all over his body and when I checked its all read and there ar erashes on parts of him.

I actually panicked. I am use to fever and I know what to do when he has got one. I am so thankful for ibuprofen as it works better on him than paracetamol. But this is something new and I dont know how to react.

Luckily I remember that he has got those anti itch meds from his chicken pox and when I check its antihistamine. I googled the generic name first and gave him a small dose. After a few minutes he started going back to sleep and few hours more the swelling went away and I can already breath normally.

I was just looking at my son's face. New things scares me like this swelling.

We both woke up late the next day and its like nothing had happened to him! I am so thanful for that stash of meds as they are lifesaver. I know that when you have allergic reaction its the thing that you cant see that you should be scared of. You can see the swelling outside but there can be some activity inside one's body too. And your air passage could swell and the victim cant breath. I saw this from my boss before and she want sent to the ER. Just in time as well as if they sent her later she could have died. We dont have ambulances like you have here so its my officemate who brought her to the hospital.

Same reason why I am scared of allergic reaction. I was actually ready to call 999 if the swelling did not stop.

I cleaned the whole room the day after and vacuumed hard. I also washed all the bed sheets and linens on high temp. I dont want to take chances and yet the night after he got the same swelling around his eyes. I immediately gave my son another 2.5ml of antihistamine and he slept again and the rashes went away.

I feel so helpless and I really wish that my mother is here because I feel so alone. Obviously its just me who is facing this. I have so many questions in my head. Why only at night? It is the room? I have cleaned already what else should I need to clean?

I am hugging my son touching the itchy bits of him till he fall asleep. Every so often I would check him. Look at him closely to see if he is moving because I am so scared of losing him.

We went to our normal routine after that. But I have scheduled a trip to the doctor.

HE said its okay to give him antihistamine as long as he needs it. He said to go back if its lasted till this week so that we can check whats the cause of my son's allergic reaction.

He also gave him something for the rashes.

Everytime my son would be in school I would air out the room and spray Dettol.
I would vacuum again and again. Every corner I try to such the dust out.

Good news is that last night the rashes didnt went back and I dont need to dose him with antihistamine anymore.

This is like just when I am so awesome at tackling fever comes allergic rhinitis.
Motherhood is so weird. A learning process.
And I am so exhausted in my education this week haha!

Allergy is definitely my word of the week

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Kim Carberry
May. 19th, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
Aww! Bless him and you! It sounds like it has been a worrying week.
Could it be hayfever?
I hope whatever it is clears up soon x
May. 20th, 2016 11:12 am (UTC)
It's terrible when something like this comes out of the blue isn't it? Such a worry.
Perhaps it maybe hayfever as Kim suggested?
Either way I hope little man is feeling much better now x
May. 20th, 2016 12:24 pm (UTC)
How scary and sudden, too. My son reacted once to a certain food whilst he was little and I went into a panic for a minute, too, it's hard not to, isn't it? Glad he seems to be OK now x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
May. 20th, 2016 06:32 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about your horrid week. I hope he's all better now. I used to have allergy's like that when I was small and went into my dads chicken house! xx


May. 20th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
You must be scared when you see his face swelling and you don't know why. It is our motherly instinct to do what we can to help our children and you clearly did the most instinctive thing and helped him.
It may be something he's eaten - who knows? I'm glad he's had a few good nights and I hope he's feeling much better now
May. 21st, 2016 07:51 am (UTC)
Oh golly!How frightening. I hope it is easier now. If it is night time, maybe its washing powder you're using on the sheets and pyjamas, if you've changed it recently. I know my son comes up with a rash with some powders. Hope he's fine now. #wotw
Debbie Roberts
May. 21st, 2016 02:04 pm (UTC)
Hi Merlinda, allergic reactions can be worrying, especially if you don't know the cause of them. In your sons case it could have been anything; a new food, a new cream or soap even. It may even be something he touched outside of the house and accidentally touched his face.

It's a relief that his reaction seems to have stopped now, and you were right to take him to the Doctors. Fingers crossed that's the end of Sebastians allergic reaction!

May. 21st, 2016 11:21 pm (UTC)
Poor Seb. You must have been so scared and I would have too. I hope he is fine now.

Hugs to you both. xx
May. 22nd, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
Is it a hayfever reaction? May is a really bad month for mine. There is a seed in the trees near us that starts me off. I really hope you get to the bottom of ut #WotW
Mrs Tubbs
May. 22nd, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I hope he's completely better now and you don't get a repeat. Such a worry as you feel so powerless when they're poorly. Hugs
May. 23rd, 2016 12:11 pm (UTC)
It is very scary when things like this happen, with swelling on the face. I used to be a nurse, so have some knowledge, but it never stops me panicking or worrying about m own children. Hope it's all gone now. #WoTW
May. 23rd, 2016 03:56 pm (UTC)
It's so scary when you see your children out I hope he feels better soon then you get the problem resolved X #wotw
May. 25th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)
Allergies can be scary, especially in a child. And it's always worth checking with the doctor, hope it has reoccurred. thanks for linking to #PoCoLo
May. 26th, 2016 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness that was quite an allergic reaction wasn't it? I'm so glad to hear your boy is okay, I hope it stays away in the future. Motherhood is definitely a learning experience!!
Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo
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