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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Hi,my 5yr old daughter has had eczema since a baby.But for the past 3yrs everytime she plays outside with water within 30 mins she comes out in hives,red welts all over her arms and legs.If she plays with rainwater the rash is less severe.In the bath I use an oil and use warm water,she is fine while in the water but after drying the skin and placing emollents of vit E cream on her body { I have to use this as her skin is so dry and cracked through the constant scratching and bleeding through the night} :cry: After an hour the scratching and crying begins.Her skin is so hot to touch that I give her a dose of Clarytine antihistimine to cool her body down and hope to relieve some of the itch.She tells me that it only stops itching when it starts to bleed. I have been in her bedroom where she sits on the bed and scratches her legs with a hair brush as the itch is so bad.I have been to doctors and skin specialists, they all say it is her eczema. I have a drawer full of cortisone creams,other medicated ointments and herbal concoctions and none of them relieve the itch.I am waiting to see an allergist again to see if she is allergic to chlorine.She is already allergic to EGGS,SOY,PEANUTS,DUST MITES,COD FISH AND RED BASED FISH eg salmon. ANYONE WITH SUGGESTIONS,HIGHLY APPRECIATED.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:18 pm 
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Candi, I wish I had something to suggest. Obviously you are trying to stay on top of her food triggers. I assume that you are keeping her in cotton and doing all the other things that you are supposed to do for people with eczema.

Do you always use the same cream on her skin? Could there be something in that that is causing her problems?

Did you see the article in the News forum about the girl who is allergic to water?

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=3286

Anyway, sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Maybe others will have more concrete suggestions. I hope you get in to see the allergist soon. Poor little thing. :(

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:50 pm 
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How frustrating and painful...

Since you welcome thoughts – Has an allergist checked her for cold-induced urticaria (hives). I'm no expert, but I believe some people can get it from the cold of rain, and that the hives can group together to look more like a rash than the usual hives. (Certainly some people with this condition get the rash after swimming in cool water.)

The water allergy is possible, though really rare. Cold-induced urticaria is not as uncommon. See http://www.aaaai.org/news/SITEWare/outp ... 227234.stm

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:00 pm 
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Candi, Another question - she's allergic to soy, a lot of vitamin E is soy-based, are you sure the stuff you're using is not?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:36 pm 
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my daughter (now 21) used to get hives from cold water - lakes, pools etc as well as cool air (walking to school in winter was horrible). She even had to list it on her Medic Alert because it can be dangerous - can shut down circulatory system if severe. Always carried chewable antihistamines in her fanny pack. Finally seems to have outgrown it - we think it was somewhat related to hormones as it only surfaced in her teen years, then recently has disappeared. I sympathize with you - its very frustrating to deal with because it causes so much discomfort.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:14 am 
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hey. i am 16 and i have cold induced uticaria.
if anyone else has it i send u my sympathy. i have had it for about 4 years now and hate it. if i get cold i can start to loose my sight and then cant breathe and then i faint. i always get a red rash and mega itchy.

i cant even walk in the rain to or frm school. my body swells up. i miss swimming in the pool. i dont swim anymore because it takes like an hour for me to just get in the pool.

is there a cure for it i seriously hope there is because i hate it and i cant be normal. i dont tell like anyone. i havent even told my best friend cause im scared of her reaction. i dont no wat to do. i just want to be normal. no medication works for me. i live in Australia and have tried zertec and other allergy pills. i dont really want to take needles.

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