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Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 2:59am
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My son is the PA kid in my family. I've never used Banana Boat on him, I always used Neutrogena Sensitive Skin and he was fine. (Although, he is allergic to Tide.)
Anyway, I have an 8 month old daughter, who I don't know if she is PA or not, but when I put the Banana Boat on her a couple weeks ago (hypoallergenic, it said), she broke out in a horrible rash and her whole face swelled up. It was just awful. My immediate reaction was to use a baby wipe and clean it up, which I did, but then I raced her back to the vacation home and gave her benadryl. After about an hour the swelling went down, but is was SCAREY.
I think she's going to the allergist next. I don't let my mom give her anything she wouldn't give my son, knowing how paranoid I am.
The Neutrogena doesn't bother any of my kids. Works well enough, but you have to keep putting it on because it's not waterproof.

Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2001 - 3:04am
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My son is the PA kid in my family. I've never used Banana Boat on him, I always used Neutrogena Sensitive Skin and he was fine. (Although, he is allergic to Tide.)
Anyway, I have an 8 month old daughter, who I don't know if she is PA or not, but when I put the Banana Boat on her a couple weeks ago (hypoallergenic, it said), she broke out in a horrible rash and her whole face swelled up. It was just awful. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] My immediate reaction was to use a baby wipe and clean it up, which I did, but then I raced her back to the vacation home and gave her benadryl. After about an hour the swelling went down, but is was SCAREY.
I think she's going to the allergist next. I don't let my mom give her anything she wouldn't give my son, knowing how paranoid I am.
The Neutrogena doesn't bother any of my kids. Works well enough, but you have to keep putting it on because it's not waterproof. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2002 - 12:08am
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It is summer, it is HOT here, and sunny! Good time to reraise this one. My dd has a rash on her trunk. We were away on the weekend and used different soap, but I think she felt a bit scaly right after that bath, so rash might have already been there. God only knows if it is from a food, but we have had no new foods lately and her skin has been great from all over type rashes for 2 years. Only thing I can think of is Banana boat sun blocks. I have recently been using 2 new ones, switching from our usual Cppertone water babies. It was old and I compared only the active ingredients. Banana Boat does not list other ingredients, but was fragrance free, so I thought it would be fairly benign. We have not been overly sensetive to such things for a looonng time.
Any feelings this season on the best sunscreen. Funny, her arms, legs and face are okay, though. Just her trunk has the rash. But her trunk was under a suit and damp alot. I just tend to apply all over in her diaper, them dress her, just in case we end up naked later, LOL! Thanks, becca.

Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2002 - 12:33am
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My son also has a rash on his trunk, front and back. We use banana boat sport. He also was touching a balloon and carry it next to his chest and a few minutes later developed full blown hives on his trunk only. I think he has a latex allergy, but it is weird that his hands didn't break out or his mouth where he did try to blow up the balloon. I wonder if he could be allergic to the dust on the balloons? His hands were wet and his mouth was damp, so maybe that it why the dust didn't bother him there. It is a mystery again!
Oh, he had the rash a day before the balloon breakout. Thanks for listening.
J

Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2002 - 11:17pm
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Hello! My youngest daughter (hasn't been PA tested yet)reacts to Banana Boat with a rash, but it didn't seem to bother my PA daughter. We exclusively use Waterbabies now, and neither child has an adverse reaction. We use the 45 SPF in a spray bottle...it's really convenient.
I haven't tried other brands becuase of my youngest daughter's sensitive skin. Happy Fourth, everyone, and don't forget your sunscreen! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Beth

Posted on: Fri, 07/05/2002 - 4:01am
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It is puzzling. It is clearing and I have not put anything at all on her trunk. I still ended up putting our unscented BB on her arms, face and legs yesterday, and they were fine and the rash is still clearing.
On a side note on trunk rashes! My best friend's kids all had strep this week(we had not been around them until after our rash happened), and their only symptom had been a trunk rash. The nurse had mentioned that to me on the side-to keep it in mind and we may check for that. So I brought her in for a culture and we are waiting on a quick strep. Just thought I would add that and will post back if it was all a false alarm and was strep! I hate rashes! So tough to figure. Becca Thanks for listening as well!

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 1:32pm
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Called Banana Boat and was told that they don't use peanut/nut oil, but there may be some parts of the peanut plant or shell inadvertently mixed in. I asked how that could happen or why would the peanut plant even be involved incidentally if it wasn't part of the ingredients to begin with...did seem able to exlain...
Coppertone said they do not use peanut/nut in theirs.
Neutrogena-has apricot seeds or something ground up in the kind in the spray bottle, but the sensitive skin kind was ok.

Posted on: Sun, 07/04/2004 - 12:01am
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I was wondering if you could find out what the product was she purchased in florida so I could try it before we move. Thank you very much.
Cindy
Quote:Originally posted by mom2two:
[b]Kaitlyn,
I was talking to another mom the other day at the pool what block she uses as her daughter is soooooooooo white and is out in the sun all day AND was from Florida. I forget what she uses (she has to import it from Florida to NY) but she said banana boat products used to make her no allergies child's eyes swell too. I don't think its due to nuts, probably some chemicals they use. as i said before, we have never had any problems on the skin.[/b]

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:16pm
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i know this is a very old post. But, I am new here. So I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. Aveeno makes a sunscreen that should be pretty sensitive. Also, one that many pediatricians around here recommend is by Arbonne. It is a direct sales company. It is very thick and white as a previous post described. Good luck! Last summer we didn't have any issues with Water Babies. Hopefully that will continue!

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