Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hmmm?

The Booger loves to eat, and has always (pretty) willingly accepted new foods and chowed down like there's no tomorrow. Which has been great- we get some silly faces when he tries something new and we've tried all the 1st foods and are now beginning to move onto 2nds. I stocked up really well on 1st foods and now have been stocking up on 2nds. We've gone through most everything except for the EXORBITANT amount of applesauce and bananas I apparently bought.

So- we have at least 6 more 2 pks of bananas, which of course seems to be the one food that is not agreeing with him. Has anyone heard of a baby being allergic to bananas? We're thinking he may be. We gave him half a container at dinner on Sunday night, and Monday morning, I got a call from Daddy while I was at work, saying the Booger had some kind of rash on his forehead and cheeks. We didn't think too much, called the pediatrician and they said we could put some lotion on it, that if it changed or got worse or he seemed out of sorts we could bring him in.


So we decided to just keep an eye, it seemed to lighten up a bit throughout the day. Then he had the other half of the bananas for dinner that night and the next night. Each day it would get a bit lighter and then worse the next morning. The last two foods we introduced were bananas and green beans. Since the most recent thing was bananas we decided that could be the culprit. I gave him green beans a couple times and it didn't seem to get worse, and I can't think of anything else that has changed.


I've looked up rashes and such and it doesn't seem to sound like anything, and he hasn't been really out of sorts. Just tired because he once again can't decided when he wants to nap. Here are some pictures- not the best (why would he cooperate when I wanted him too! hehe)but there is a reddish/orangish splotch across his forehead, and his cheeks, with one kind of concentrated spot on one cheek. Let me know if you have any ideas/suggestions. Looks like we might be crossing bananas off our list of foods!



3 comments:

Deanna said...

UGh...I hope there isn't a food allergy there, my daughter suffers from fatal food allergies. They aren't fun.

Good luck and hope it's nothing...

Barbara Manatee said...

Odd...seems if it was an allergy, he'd have a rash in more places than just his cheeks and forehead, but I'm no Dr. Is it only appearing worse in the AM? Maybe it has something to do with his sleeping - like drooling and laying in that while hot...sort of a heat/moisture rash?? I dunno...just another thought.

You could try cutting out the bananas for at least 3 days and see if it clears...then try them again and if the rash appears again, I'd say that is the culprit...

Nicci said...

I thought it was odd to just be that as well if it were a reaction to food, but in thinking about other things I couldn't come up with another reason. Thought, it does seem to be worse in the am and I noticed today after naps so I've also thought about that. I stopped bananas as of Wednesday, so I'll give it a day or two more than try again. Thanks guys.