I posted a question about strawberry allergies
to the forums the other day and now things have take another turn. (I tested the "strawberry theory" that day and, of course, he didn't have a reaction so I was back to square one). Today I got a call from daycare saying that Ben was having what looked like an allergic reaction. I picked him up and he had the same rash on his face that he had when this all started to happen last year. The photos below were taken tonight, about 5 hours after his "reaction", so it looks MUCH better than it did when I picked him up. This time his eyelids swelled up in addition to his face. I'm stilll not convinced that it's all eczema, I really think he's allergic to something. But what? We've tried writing down everythig. Tried cutting out all products with scents, dyes, etc. Tried cutting out certain foods. And yet we still get these random breakouts.
There's nothing worse than your child being sick or hurt or in pain. Except possibly your child being sick, hurt, or in pain and you not having any idea why. I'm so frustrated and feel so helpless. I'm his mother, I'm supposed to FIX what's wrong. And I can't fix it if I can't figure it out. I feel like I'm failing him. Poor thing.
What do we do when we, as their biggest protectors, can't protect them, can't fix it?