J.M. asks from Melrose, MA on June 09, 2011
my 19 month old broke out in a rash, esp on forehead, I assume from the sunscreen i put on her. The bumps are the same color as her skin. She doesn't appear bothered. The ped said to buy paba free sunscreen. it's been since monday and i kind of want to bring her in since it's still there. Would you check it out or assume it will go away?
M.H. answers from Dallas on June 09, 2011
My kids have gotten this same thing in the past from sunscreen. It takes a few days to go away, and I switched sunsceen and had better results.
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J.R. answers from Miami on June 09, 2011
Hi J., After 2-3 days if it has not improved, I would also bring in my LO. I would not be worried tho, but I would check it out .
I also agree about the sunblock: try to get specific sunblock for children/babies which don't use chemicals. they usually have titanium or zinc oxide which is a physical barrier
BTW, it could be a simple heat rash....washing with a mild soap like cetaphil is good.
G.B. answers from Oklahoma City on June 09, 2011
My 4 year old did that too. I am a bit leery now of using it now too.
J.B. answers from Detroit on June 09, 2011
It is good you asked your ped insist she be seen that is what they are there for. Arbonne has PABA free products and the baby sunscreen is great! There are so many chemicals and additives to most of the products you buy today it is scary, not to mention the fact that Baby shampoo's have novocaine type ingredient in them to prevent them from stinging and crying! I only trust Arbonne for my family because I know exactly what is in them. I hope the rash clears up fast. PM me for a free trial sample.
L.A. answers from Chicago on June 09, 2011
J.L. answers from Minneapolis on June 09, 2011
My children and I, all break out in a rash with sunblock if I'm not careful when choosing brands. The rash will go away, but I've had instances where the rash lasted about a week or so. Until it clears up, I recommend not using harsh or drying soaps or lotions so the skin can calm down and detox from the chemical reaction of the sunscreen.
I've had good luck with California Baby and Mustella brand sunscreens. They are lightweight creams, but offer up to 30 to 50 spf protection. You can find both brands in the baby lotion and bath gel section of stores like Target or Walmart.
L.B. answers from Biloxi on June 09, 2011
Ha, when my boy was 9 he was at a summer camp and was going to be out on a boat all day. I slathered him with sun screen. By that afternoon his arms and legs were covered in rash. He spent the rest of the week slathered in Benadryl lotion.
Give the Drs office a call and ask them if you should bring her in. But if she is not itchy, or red, you just need to wait it out - it will clear up.