Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So the rash was not from something she ate or me scrubbing her face. We picked her up from school on Monday and she looked worse and was itching and rubbing her face non stop. Apparently she has a viral infection, like a cold, that could have been a result from her flu shot. At least that's one possibility the doctor gave us. I did notice a runny nose and watery eyes a day or two after she got her shots but it went away so I thought nothing of it. She gets her second round of the flu shot in three weeks and if this happens again then I'll know it's from the shot. So for the next 2 days she'll be on Benadryl, which knocks her out, and some cream for itchy bumps.
From the picture you can tell the redness has gone away but the little bumps are still everywhere. The more she scratches the more red they get. So it just looks worse than it actually is.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Violet ate real bananas (not bananas in a jar) on Sun morning and woke up from her morning nap looking like this. She's had baby food bananas before and had no reaction. She had little tiny bumps elsewhere but her face was the worse. I contribute some of that to me scrubbing her face after she was done eating. Suddenly she's been fighting us in eating so it's taking about a half hour to feed her. As a result the bananas where all over her face and starting to dry so I had to do a little scrubbing to get them off. I could tell her face was itchy because she kept trying to rub her face all over my shoulder. Of course this only made it look worse. She looks a bit better this morning. Only her face is a little red, though not as red as yesterday.