This picture was taken this weekend after baby had the Singulair and Zyrtec both in her system. We'd also put benadryl cream on this spot, too, but it didn't seem to make any more difference. And then we got to thinking -- this particular spot is most likely a reaction to where she got her birthday shots. It seems like she got them high on her thigh about were that spot is.
I think the Zyrtec gives her medicine head a little bit. She seems more tired and irritable to me during the day. I said something about that at day care today and they agreed. Hopefully she won't have to be on it for long.
This morning I received a phone call from the clinic scheduler that baby has been scheduled to see the pediatric allergist at the Children's Hospital at their first available appointment, on May 6th. The phone directions weren't clear about how long she was to be off of her antihistamines before the appointment, so I plan on calling their office tomorrow to clarify.
In the meantime, baby is on soy milk and is pretty good about drinking it. She has no ugly red areas like she did last week. She's cutting two new bottom teeth (and not sleeping so well with that). She points at everything and says, "Ooh!". She likes to read stories and play with her blocks and cups. She keeps The Hater and I on our toes while she's awake.
We're hopeful that this antihistamine combo will hold us over until we see the specialist. I'll update more to the welts specifically when we know more to tell. I hope to get the results back from the lab work results in a couple of weeks, hopefully before she sees the specialist.
We're a household full of hope... and antihistamines for spring allergies and mystery allergies...