Thursday, August 14, 2008

an end to the blotches???

I don't know if I've made any mention at all about Isaac's recent allergy escapades, so I'll try to sum it all up here.

About a month and a half ago, Isaac broke out in hives. We went to the doc. He prescribed Zyrtec. They went away. He went off the Zyrtec. All was good for a week or so. Then he broke out again. The Zyrtec didn't work. Back to the doc. He prescribed Allegra and an Epi Pen in case of emergency. He also set us up with an allergist. The Allegra kind of works. He still gets some occasional blotches. And we forgot to give him his dose on the trip home from NY and he completely broke out the next day. But, now, he's been off the Allegra for a week, b/c we have the allergist appointment today and he seems no worse than when he was on it (occasional spots).

Throughout this, I've tried cutting back on the foods that he eats, to point of only eating baby food that he was eating at 12 months. We changed sunblocks. I used Johnson and Johnson soap only.... All with no visible result. Except for: I stopped giving him his vitamin and I think that may have been a significant part of the culprit.

Anyhoo... we're off to the allergist at 10:15 and hopefully we'll get some answers. Until then, here's some pics of the boy, after two seperate breakouts:
 

 

 

 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's the saddest thing I ever saw :(
Leslie

Teresa said...

Ouch! Poor guy! I hope the allergist was able to give you some insight so that you can help him out.

Jennifer said...

Do the spots bother him? Do they itch?

Let us know what the allergist says!

Anonymous said...

Jason has something like this after a shot for strep throat. We learned he was allergic to penicillin.

I hope the boy is done with the blotches soon!!!

Angella

Allegra Prescription Information said...

My name is Anne Gallagher and i would like to show you my personal experience with Allegra.

I have taken for 3 months. I am 43 years old. Forgot that last year my legs ached after taking Allegra, it wasn't until yesterday that I remembered that this same thing happened last year. I stopped Allegra 3 days ago and my aches are slowly starting to go away. My insurance denied Zyrtec. I don't know if they are the same, but I would never take Allegra again.

Side Effects :
Lower leg pain from the back of my knee to my ankle. Both legs ached and felt very stiff.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Anne Gallagher