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 Post subject: Blood Infection
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:05 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:22 pm
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My 7 year old wasn't feeling quite himself last week. He was feverish on and off for a few days and was more tired than usual. We took him in to see the doctor on Friday and sure enough he has a blood infection.
As well as having asthma and multiple food and environmental allergies, he also has eczema and he was born with only one kidney.
The doctor thinks that his most recent eczema flare up may have caused the blood infection. What do you think?
He's now on antibiotics for 7 days and needs to stay out of the sun while he takes the antibiotics because the medication makes him sensitive to the sun.

Married mom of 4 living children and a baby girl in Heaven.
Between myself, my husband, and our children we have way too many allergies to list.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:53 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Wow that's scary! So glad you caught and that he's on treatment.

Eczema would be an easy route for the infection to enter the blood stream, so you're Dr is probably right.

I hope the infection didn't harm his kidney.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:41 am 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
I hope your little man is feeling better quickly. That is very scary!
Hugs = - )

DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish

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