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Infant have red blotches around mouth and lips. Cured after giving benadryl. Sign of allergy?

My 18 month old has developed red blotches around her mouth and lips a few times now while we ate at out. I assumed it was an allergic reaction and both times gave her Benadryl and it went away. Is this a sign of allergies? There is shellfish allergies in the family and both times she was eating something fried so I think it may have been in the same oil as shrimp
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
The symptoms as mentioned suggest that the red blotches around mouth were caused due to any particular food products.
Benadryl being an Antihistamine preparation provides relief from allergic symptoms.
But it is always better to administer a medication as per advise of a Pediatrician...otherwise it may lead to side effects.
So...if such episodes occur repeatedly, then it will be better to consult a Pediatrician & find out the exact cause of development of red blotches around mouth and lips.
Wishing your daughter a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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