SunScreen and Grass too???

Posted on: Wed, 05/07/2008 - 4:10am
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Okay, tis the season for little ones (20 months) to be outside. We now have a fence and the twins are in the backyard all day long. My son has had a rash on his neck that will not go away. Now his face has little pimple like bumps all over it and he keeps getting irritation around the legs of his diaper. Do you think he has "everything" out of doors allergy? Do you think there could be something in the baby sunscreen that his hurting him. Plus his exema is acting up...no issues all winter long.
Ahhhh what can I do for him? Even his little eyes seem puffy and he rubs them all evening after being outside. Is there meds for an almost 2 year old that only weighs 23 lbs.? Poor kid!
I ask on this site because I know many PA kids have a lots of other allergy issues so I thought I could turn to you all.
Thanks in advance.
Kim

Posted on: Wed, 05/07/2008 - 4:26am
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TwinsMommy sorry to hear about your sons issuess. As my dd has env. allergies to everything outdoors I can completely understand the puffy,itchy watery eyes. Also my dd has extremely sensitive skin to 'almost' any kind of skin product, even the natural ones. My dd has had similar bumps and irritations from my trial and error sunscreens. My dd had various otc allergy meds when she was about that size. I think when kids are atopic to begin with it takes some investigating to find the right product for them. Has your son ever been tested for env. allergies? If not, then I would suggest it as it may help to avoid the uncomfortable seasons ahead.

Posted on: Sat, 05/10/2008 - 8:35am
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hi I am sorry your child got a rash after being outside. That happens in my house too...oh rather backyard...
My older PA son gets red bumps on legs when playing in grass. He also used to break out terribly with sunscreen, so bad one year we thought it was a reaction to the sun..thank God no... I used so many different sunscreens on him. I found baby ones the worse. I was using CopperTone kids in the pink bottle and that seemed ok.
Fast Forward a few years..My now 5 yr old dd breaks out with sunscreen, I find for her (as far as last year , I havent used any so far this year) the best is coppertone sensitive skin..its in a white bottle..no fragance or anything
the dermatologist I went to when my son had that bad rash said the higher the number of the spf the worse it is for the skin.
What sunscreen are you using? Is there a alot of pollen where you live right now? I dont know about meds for him.I know I tried alot through the years with 3 kids ranging from 10 to 5. The best thing I found was to keep them in when the grass and tree pollen counts were high. It's hard

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