I knew Andrew was allergic to something in those drops…but now I think I figured it out.
SULFA! The full name of the drops is Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim. Sulfate = Sulfa, right?
I am allergic to Sulfa, also…and I break out in hives when I have it.
So now we know our poor dear third child inherited a sulfa allergy from his mom and a penecillin allergy from his dad!!
Moms, please check your medicine cabinets for Benedryl, and make sure it’s not expired. It’s a drug you should not be without.
****UPDATE…my pediatrician said there’s no sulfa in these drops. I am becoming a big fan of second opinions, so I called the pharmacist. He said that if a child is allergic to sulfa, then they could have a similar reaction to this drug.