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how long witll this rash last???

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By d's mom on Mon, 08-01-05, 23:25

DH and I wanted to try a new detergent. (I'm tired of President's Choice not getting stains out) so we decided to try TIDE. (DH can't use Sunlight). DD wore a nighty to bed last night and woke up with rashes on both her cheeks, shoulders, arms, back and stomach and the tops of both her legs.

I gave Benydryl, and an oatmeal bath, and rewashed all her clothes again in the president's choice.

She looks like she has the chicken pox all over again.

Does any one know how long the rashes last?? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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By Lindajo on Mon, 08-01-05, 23:29

Hope she's feeling better! I don't know how long the rash will last but it should probably fade in couple of days. Does it look like heat rash?

I use Arm & Hammer Free & Clear detergent. No dyes and no perfumes. It's inexpensive and it does the job without any problems in our family.

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By d's mom on Mon, 08-01-05, 23:58

Yes it does look like a heat rash.

I was perplexed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] this morning because there were no pimples or raised areas at all.

I happened to be talking to my friend who mentioned her allergy to TIDE and it suddenly clicked. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

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By dgood on Tue, 08-02-05, 00:32

I'm almost sure I read about one of the detergents on the market having a peanut ingredient in it and I can't remember which ones (I'm sure it's in an old post if you searched it). I've used All Free and just tried the new Wisk Free and love them both. I also use Snuggle Free liquid softener in my wash. All are dye and scent free.

It probably is just a fragrance reaction - some are so incredibely strong that it's gagging!!!

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By ralarson on Tue, 08-02-05, 00:37

DD has pretty sensative skin too. I've gotten to the point where I don't worry too much about what I use, but I double rinse all of her clothes. No fabric softener either (but I suppose you could use vinegar for that . . .) That seems to have done the trick. In the meantime, I bet the rash will be gone (or mostly gone) by tomorrow morning as long as it's not itchy! (Of course anything that's ichy lasts longer because of all the scratching!) There is Tide free and clear too . . .I think . . . or is that what you tried? (BTW, did you change any Tide corrupted sheets/blankets? Or is that just something I'd forgot to do [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img])

For more thoughts:
[url="http://ralarson.blogspot.com"]Ruth's blog[/url]

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By Ree on Tue, 08-02-05, 01:03

I just figured out that my ds' mild, on and off, "heat rash" was really a reaction to detergents...I should've listened to the allergist a year ago. We were using Tide & Downey for us and Dreft for him, but I didn't realize that Dreft had a fragrance. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Plus, there was always residue from the Tide in the washer...ugh. Anyway, now his rash is gone (after many months!) and we use All Free & Clear.

I'd run your washer with other unimportant things a few times...things she doesn't touch, just to make sure the detergent is totally gone.

Isn't it so annoying all the perfumes they use?!?! I get so frustrated with the baby products!

[This message has been edited by Ree (edited August 01, 2005).]

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By on Tue, 08-02-05, 02:15

Here is an old thread about Tide, don't know if they still have the same ingredients. I use Dreft with both my PA and MFA daughters. And I always double rinse the clothes.


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By d's mom on Tue, 08-02-05, 04:34

I gave her the benydryl before supper. It knocked her out for a few hours. Now it's going on midnight, and she's wide awake.

DH put calamine lotion all over her 'cause she's really scratching. I just told her she has to go to bed cause mommy's tired.

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] Does anybody have a tried and true home remedy for the itching? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]

I hope it (the rash) is better in the morning.

Anybody want to
buy a box of Tide? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] cheap!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] (just joking)

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By krasota on Tue, 08-02-05, 18:18

You'll need to scrub out the dryer and re-wash everything in a non-Tide detergent. I recommend doing a few loads of towels, with plenty of vinegar in the washer's rinse dispenser and extra rinse cycles. Her clothes will probably need a few washes with extra rinses.

Tide is nasty stuff--nobody who uses the stuff can come into my home, because I'll break out in a horrid rash and get nasty migraines and have asthma attacks. Even the unscented variety makes me sick.

Change her sheets, too.


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By ralarson on Tue, 08-02-05, 19:13

My mon swears by "Avena Skin Cream". It worked okay on dd's eczema, but she never really itched all that much, so . . . I'm also not sure how easy it is to find . . . I do know that you want to keep the environment cool if you can. Sweaty ichy is worse that cool, comfortable itchy. I so hope this goes away soon!

For more thoughts:
[url="http://ralarson.blogspot.com"]Ruth's blog[/url]

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By cathlina on Wed, 08-03-05, 01:44

You need to wash the bed sheets now that she slept in them with the nighty that was washed in Tide.

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By JDKK on Wed, 08-03-05, 15:03

Calamine lotion here in Ireland contains nut oil. Hope your DD is ok.

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By ralarson on Wed, 08-03-05, 18:59

I was looking at my blog (you know, check out the formatting,etc.) and I noticed among the dozens of allergy ads that Google has decided to serve there's a "cure your detergent/ chemical allergies" ad. It usually shows up WAAAY at the bottom. I can't check it myself (violates Google's Terms of Service), so it might be something really stupid, but it would probably only take a few seconds to check it out . . .who knows. Maybe there'd be something we haven't thought of [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

For more thoughts:
[url="http://ralarson.blogspot.com"]Ruth's blog[/url]

[This message has been edited by ralarson (edited August 03, 2005).]

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