Bubble gum is full of artificial flavors, colors, scents, sweeteners. Basically, it's a bunch of chemicals in a lump. I'd keep her off all gum until you have her evaluated. That big red splotch sounds like maybe a hive, and hives in the head and neck areas on children can be a problem. If she reacts more to the next exposure, she could develop breathing problems. And remember, whatever she's reacting to is likely found in other food products too.
She's old enough to be evaluated by a good children's allergist, and that's the route I'd take.
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