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 Post subject: Not sure what to do?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:27 pm 
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We have noticed Adair is breaking out in rashes all over his body. We aren't sure if it is something he is eating causing it, or the mosquito spray we put on him...we noticed it yesterday, gave him a bath and put some organic cream. He still have it today and it seem to be getting worse. I put on his steroid cream and it is still bad. Should we call his Dr or just leave it as it isn't really bothering him?

How would I figure out if it is a food he is eating?

Side note, we had to take him to ER on the weekend as his eye had swollen shut and he had a rush/hives under it, I was worried it was coz of his peanut allergy. But they said no - now I am wondering if the two are related?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Make a list while it's fresh in your mind of what he has eaten and what has been applied.
Call your Dr and let them know. They will probably want to see him.

I hope you can figure it out.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:41 am 
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In addition to Susan's comments...
What about seasonal allergies? Is he allergic to grass? Something else?
If he was rolling around in the grass, and has an allergy to it (and was recently cut?), definitely possible to have itchy rash, and swollen eyes.
In May my son really suffered from Maple, woke up one morning with both eyes near swollen shut... here's hoping you figure it out!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:33 am 
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Thanks ladies, I am thinking it is environmental allergies. We carry benadryl with us now and the rash passed in a few days. I guess we will have to get more testing done.

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Last edited by AdairBear on Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:47 pm 
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meanwhile , you could ask for a non drowsey childrens antihistamine , one that can be taken at night to control the reactions.

make a note on the calender , when each symptom rises.

you can check the dates for each grass, tree start releasing pollen. to work out which time of year is a peak problem.

Read up on controling envrionmental alleriges.

simple steps , like a quick shower to wash out pollen when it causes a rash.

wash bod and hair every night before bed.

try a little vaseline in the nostils to stop it being inhaled.

wrap around glasses, and hat recommended.

of course never hand clothes or bedding on line to dry.

my son has always had problems with environmental allergies, and this year is now on a daily anti histamine for life.
This has improved his life a great deal, so the benifits are wonderful.
at one stage he had many environmental allerigies, but he has now out grown his hy fever.
his dustmite, dog, and tree pollen allergies are pretty high, with a hint of cat allergy.
( daddy isnt happy too near cats!)


i dont have any of those problems , but what I am really finding a pain is the resulting ezcema from the body shops peppermint foot lotion.
now ankles really horrible, and red heat rash is now creeping up legs.

sorry for the TMI


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:23 am 
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Did you put sunscreen on him? I think there is some children's sunscreen with nut oils so you have to watch for that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:55 am 
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Diana_ wrote:
Did you put sunscreen on him? I think there is some children's sunscreen with nut oils so you have to watch for that.


We did, but I thought I checked it. Will double check again!

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