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Originally posted by Nkinga
reply to post by MelvinTheMad
Well, here's what I can tell you. This past week, (we live in Georgia) we had some pretty decent thunderstorms move through. We are also in the "pollen" season. Literally every spring our cars are coated in yellow dust and the ground looks like yellow paint after a rain shower.....it gets pretty crazy. They are telling us that we have a new pollen that has shown up. I kinda agree due to the fact that I, nor my children have ever had a problem with allergies and then all of a sudden this season they are really messing with us.
So, it started with my 3 year old. It was right after the rain, and we had gone to her gymnastics class...when we got back I discovered she had a rash on her back...only on the areas not covered by clothing. She complained that itched and burned. 2 days later she developed an awful cough, sneezing and watery eyes. I chalked it up to .....Allergies. Except...that night at 2am when I checked on her she had developed at fever of 102.4. I gave her Motrin and allergy medication.
The fever went away, never returned and her cough cleared up as well as the watery eyes. The reason this is odd to me is that obviously if it was a cold or flu..it would not go away so quickly and if it were allergies..she would still have them because the pollen is still here. The rash scabbed over and has not returned.
Now...all this could be chalked up to a freak allergy to something...except...my 10 year old a day later developed a rash immediately upon us leaving the house for school. She had gotten up, gotten dressed, ate her breakfast..she was wearing a short sleeve scoop neck top and we left the house and entered for the car. She hissed and immediately began scratching the scoop neck area where her shirt did not cover....it was completely broken out in hives...when literally 30 seconds before there had been nothing.
Her eyes immediately welled up and began watering and she began sneezing and coughing. I got her to school and we went to the nurses office where she placed cortisone 10 on the rash. It was only in the scoop neck area...if her shirt were removed, it made a perfect line from where there was covered skin and uncovered skin. I ran home and grabbed up some Benadryl (non drowsy) and went back to the school (we live right down the road from it) The rash scabbed over, the watery eyes and coughing went away. She did not get a fever. Still cannot figure out what would cause this. I mean..if it were an allergy..it was obviously something outside...however....they have been outside since and nothing has reoccurred. It was obviously not a virus.