Has anyone ever heard of being allergic to bubble gum, or I guess something found in bubblegum?
I have a 4 year old, about
2 months ago she attended a birthday party and came home with a mouth full of bubble gum (Bubble Tape) and a bag filled with candy. No big deal, she woke up the next morning with a big red splotch on her left cheek. At first I thought she had been in a bad position over night causing the red mark. When the splotch wasn't fading I decided to call my sister in law, to find out what all she had eaten during the party. Nothing that she had eaten at the party was new. So at this point I knew she had bubble gum (Which she had never had prior) and a bag of candy, which I didn't know for sure what had already been eaten from the bag. I also thought it was possible that it was a small bug bite on her cheek since the party took place outside.
Fast forward to yesterday.... while at the gas station I bought my daughter a pack of "Hubba Bubba" gum. Now today the red splotch is back. Hmmmm... coincidence?
Her PCP was closed today which is why I ask for advice here.
How would the allergy be determined? Is this even a big deal? Does she even need to see the pcp or should I just stop giving her gum. I am assuming that there is something in the gum that could be causing the reaction. If so then it's best to find out what it is. Right?
Sorry this dragged on, I am lost when it comes to allergies!
I really appreciate someone sharing their opinion!