I can't TELL YOU how happy I am that you shared this story! I never realized until now that I need to be more careful than others when it comes to getting a cold or virus. I'm blown away and rather disturbed... After reading your daughter's story, I did a little research into elevated IgE levels and eczema and allergies are definitely on the list of things that cause IgE levels to rise. SIGH. And as stated on the U.S. National Library of Medicine's website: "Respiratory virus infections can trigger exacerbations of asthma and may also contribute to allergic sensitization to aeroallergens and the development of asthma. Conversely, atopy may predispose to more severe virus-induced airway disease."
FOr those of you who don't know, atopy is a term commonly associated with eczema. Atopic is one of the various types of eczema (these are the rest). I'm relieved to hear that your daughter survived this experience... what a nightmare! I can only imagine how scared you must have been and what an eye opening experience it was for both of you. Going to the ER twice in one night... ugh, that's terrifyingly rough. You had to be SO relieved when she was finally released! And bravo to you for jumping in with the bendaryl right away and administering the epinephrine!
THANK YOU once agin for sharing this story. YOU ROCK! This is SO very important for people with allergies and eczema to know!