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So my 6 year old son went into anaphylaxis on the weekend and it was such a scary experience. We had no idea what had happened. He had a high temperature at around 2am I gave him panadol and neurofen, still it had not come down, so i placed a cool pack on his forehead. At around 3am he said “mummy, I can’t breathe”. I turned on the lights and my poor baby had swollen eyes, swollen mouth and face. I was so scared, my husband quickly called the ambulance and within 10 minutes they were there. He was taken to the hospital where they had given him adrenalin and a nebuliser. My 6 year old had a oxygen level of 82 and tachycardia, he was placed on oxygen mask and in hospital for about 9 hours.

Thank god he is much better now but still we have no answers as to what this allergy is. He has allergies to mold, dustmite and grass but not at 3am in the morning surely? At the end he was given an epipen but with allergies unknown.

any mum’s out there with any ideas as to what this could be please let me know


Posted by stephanie_wozniak, 3rd July 2013


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  • oh dear glad he is ok

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  • Poor kid and mum! I bet you watch him like a hawk.

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  • wow it is so frightening when kids get sick like that! especially not knowing why

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  • Oh my God, that is just so scary. Especially as you don’t know what the cause of it is. Did you ever find out?

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  • I always find it scarey when their temperatures rise, especially if you just can’t get it to go down.

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  • allergic reactions and shock are scary things, I hope your son is ok now!

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  • Is it possible that Mosquito or another insect bit him? Only last year we saw a change in our Son’s mosquito bites would swell up.

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  • Oh so scarey glad he is ok now, hope you find out what trigged it

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  • Omg what a horrific event on you all i wish him a speedy recovery

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  • poor you how frightening. I am so glad he is ok now.

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  • Thank you, he is much better now but we still have to keep an eye on him. Its just scary because any little sniffle or cough and i go into panic mode. I know I shouldn’t but ill have to work on that one day at a time

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  • This would have been so frightening! Hope your son is much better now.

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