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26/04/2013 at 09:47
Youngest SD has woken up today with a really swollen face and eyes. I thought she looked puffy the other day but she said she was just tired. However you can really see it today. Her eyelids are so swollen you can't see them, her eyes look almost Chinese, her cheekbones / eye sockets are red and puffy and generally her whole face is puffy. She said she felt faint yesterday afternoon and has also got a headache this morning.
I asked if she's using any creams or washes she shouldn't be. She's used my Nutrogena Pink Grapefruit wash a couple of times this week and a Simple makeup remover her friend gave her. I've told her to not use anything at all for a few days and see if her face goes down.
She's off school and has taken anti-histamine this morning.
Any ideas what it could be?
26/04/2013 at 09:48
Has she dyed her hair recently?
Sound like an allergy or hayfever chjick
26/04/2013 at 09:49
26/04/2013 at 09:51
No i thought that first thing 1stBaby - although she is due to have her hair highlighted tomorrow!
Is hayfever that extreme it swells you up??
26/04/2013 at 10:58
Have you tried her with piriton to see if it brings the swelling down? Strangely simple creams etc dont agree with my skin even though they are unperfumed/sensitive.
Has she eaten anything like prawns recently?
26/04/2013 at 11:13
She took anti-histamine this morning and it helped. She wasn't itchy or anything.
She's fussy with food so doesn't eat shellfish. I asked about foods she said nothing 'new' or unsual for her.
26/04/2013 at 11:23
I think hayfever can do that, if antihistamine is helping then just keep on with that. Poor thing
26/04/2013 at 11:51
poor thing. sounds like an allergic reaction to me.
26/04/2013 at 11:54
I'm thinking it's the grapefruit face wash.
26/04/2013 at 12:42
I'm allergic to Grapefruit - is she asthmatic x
26/04/2013 at 12:49
NO, no allergies what so ever but I know a lot of people can develop allergies and grapefruit is pretty common. She's good for cleaning her skin properly but she should check with me what products she can / can't use. She was using my anti ageing face cream the other month
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