Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cinnamon Allergy?

I'm not sure how visible it is in this picture, but I tried to capture Mikan's first "food reaction." We gave him applesauce and added a bunch of cinnamon (all spices were recommended by the speech therapist to try adding to his purees since he can't taste very well with the trach). Anyway, after a few bites and making a mess on his face, I cleaned him up and noticed a bright red ring around his upper lip, cheeks and chin. He seemed pretty happy, even after eating it, so I don't think it was an allergic reaction (nothing severe at least), something just his skin was sensitive to I guess. It went away later in the afternoon. But we'll be avoiding cinnamon just in case. Bummer.


Tara Ashlee said...

Awww, he looks so happy and sweet, he was probably so excited to have the cinnamon even if it was a tiny bit of an allergic reaction he wouldnt tell you! haha By the look of that face, he probably wouldve kept going!! haha

Angela Saoud said...

Note to self: Do NOT sprinkle Mikan's desserts for tomorrow with cinnamon. :)

Can't wait to see you guys!

Laya's Mom said...

My daughter just had the same reaction to applesauce I put cinnamon in. The spots where it dribbled out her mouth turned red for about 30min. I'm almost positive its the cinnamon because the regular applesauce did not bother her.