Skin Problem

Updated on May 21, 2008
H.G. asks from Costa Mesa, CA
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My daugther has sensitive skin, she is 2 years old. When the weather gets hot (like 80 up) she get a red rash on her face and start itch.
this problem just started this year. last year she was fine with weather(I believe last year was hot summer too).
every time the temperture gets up, she has same problem.
And when we go out in sun she always say "eyes hurt" I am starting worry about it
anyone know good opinion for this problem.

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So What Happened?

Thank you for all of your responses, I really appreciate your help and opinions. We went to see the Dr. and she told us my daughter has extreamly sensitive skin and should stay out of the sun. But with summer coming we can not be inside all the time. I am sitll worried how we will get through this summer, but i just wanted to say thank you to everyone who responded
I will update you with my daughters condition.

I apppreciate all of your help

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J.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

Try Sunglasses for her eyes- if they feel better, she'll leave them on.

As for the skin, I might try using a little face cream with spf 15 in the morning before going outside. I would still contact the Dr and ask for an opinion. It sounds like prickly heat; which really, you can't do anything but try to keep her cool. However, it could be the remains of a bacterial or viral infection, a fungus, eczama (sp), soriasis (sp), or a number of other treatable causes. If the Dr does feel it is a skin condition (like eczama or soriasis), you may want to ask for an allergist (as the other poster stated) in addition to the dermetologist. Many of times skin conditions are food/envoinmental reactions. You may learn that she has an egg and grass allergy, or dairy, or even beef and tree pollen. If an allergist isn't an option (they will somethimes make you wait until 5 yrs old) then try an elimination diet. Take out all things that come from a cow for 2 weeks, and see if there is any change. If not, resume regular diet ocow products, and eliminate poulrty. So on and so forth until when/if you notice a change.

If she seems to clear up when you, say, take out the fruits (just as example), add them back one fruit group at a time (citrus, berries, pitted fruits, apples & bananas...), one week at a time. See when the reactions restart. Most veggies have a very low allergy risk (part of why they are "babies first foods"), so I wouldn't worry about any except legumes (podded veggies like beans and peas). Keep in mind that soy and peanuts are legumes as well and have higher allergy risk than most other veggies. And remember that tomatoes are fruit, so no pasta sauce or Ketchup if you actually have to go through the fruits.

HTH and that she is feeling better soon. ~J.

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P.P.

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Oh my gosh, my son has been going through the same thing the last month with the extreme heat. He's three and this year has been the worst with the facial, neck rash. I've tried countless sunblocks/sunscreens. He's already seen the pediatrician who said it was Fifth disease, but it isn't. And has seen an allergist for possible other allergies, which he's shown negative too. I tired Arbonne last year, but it wasn't during extreme heat. I'll try it again and see if it's any better. So glad we're not the only one's going through this. All the advice helps.

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B.P.

answers from Los Angeles on

This could be an alergie or a bad case of a heat rash...
my two boys 5 and 9 years old have had simlar simtoms and I had already tried diffrent things.
This weekend was horrably hot and for the 1st time neither one of them gor it!
I as well as my husband and children have been drinking
Mona Vie since October of last year and it has done amazing things for us all. I beleive its the high anti oxident levels in the juice that have helped my kids and us with all of our ailments... the juice tastes good my kids love it!
log on to my website at www.mymonavie.com/dperez for more information on this unbeleivable juice!

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D.H.

answers from Los Angeles on

My daughter has sinsitive eyes. When she was a toddler I had to put sun glasses on her even in the highchair because the sun made the kitchen to bright. She is 12 now and there are days when her eyes hurt because of the brightness and she still puts on the sunglasses.
With the heat make sure she is wearing 100% cotton clothes and they will keep her cooler. If this doesn't help go see a dermatoligist and see what they recommend for her skin. D.

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L.S.

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My 1 year old baby girl does have the same thing but mine only gets the rash when we go outside. We both are allergic to UV Rays we have to stay inside during the day, mostly from 11-4pm. California baby sunscreen helps a bit most of the time we have to use long sleeve shirt and hats. We have used also Arbornne products and we broke up with hives. Talk to your doctor before using skin products on your baby.

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H.W.

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Another great product is called 37 +. It's sold on the website below & it does great things for your skin & can be used on 37 + different skin irritations. I'm currently using it on my 6 mo. old daughter's diaper rash & it's healing well. Check it out!
http://www.miracell.com/

I agree with the below responses of using Arbonne Baby Sunscreen product & the CA Baby Sunscreen. Both great products!

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E.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

my daughter also has sensitive skin and tends to break out in rashes. I tried many creams and lotions but pure aloe vera from the plant seems to work the best. It's very cooling when it first goes on. It's very sticky and has a slight scent...but it seems to work for her so the complaints are pretty minimal.
Just on a another note, I also get rashes when the temp goes up...but I've been told that I'm sort of allegic to the UV rays. So when I perspire my neck turns red and starts to burn and itch severely. Lots of aloe and baby powder...(I only do this at night and at home)
I hope this helps!
Estee

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L.V.

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My one year old has the same problem, and all my dr. recommended was cortizone cream for 2-3 days twice a day. I'd love a better solution too!

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A.B.

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Hi there,

My daughter skin is super sensitive too and in the past 2 months, she has gotten hives on her face and neck when it was really hot out (especially around her eyes and ears). We actually figured out in her case that she is allergic to the sunscreen that we put on her before going out in the sun. We had put a different kind of sunscreen (all-natural, chemical-free) on her last weekend and she didn't break out in hives. Her doctor thinks that the combination of the heat and the sunscreen caused her to break out. If you had been putting sunscreen on your daughter before going out in the sun and she is getting this rash, you might want to switch to a chemical and toxin-free suncreen. I highly recommended "California Baby Suncscreen for Sensitve Skin". I hope that helps :).

A. B.

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T.D.

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Hi H.,

I would be happy to send you a FREE sample of a product I use on my kids. My son has sensitive skin and breaks out in rashes this time of the year. The only product that I use that keeps the rash at bay is Arbonne ABC skin care line. It has been proven time and time again that these products work. They are botanically based and formulated without mineral oil, which is drived from petroleum. Stay away from Aveeno, Cetaphil, Jergens, Neutrogena, Melalueca Skin Therapy treatment and any other product that contains mineral oil, petroleum, petrolatum. You are rubbing crude oil on your childs skin, which doesn't absorb into the skin and cannot treat the problem. More and more pediatricians are recommending the Arbonne ABC line because it works. If you want to know more I would be happy to help. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying the product for FREE.

T.

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L.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi H.,
I would also ask the doctor but meanwhile see if you can buy a hand held spray mister. They have several kinds available and they are great on really hot days for keeping the kids cool. We bring ours to my sons T-Ball games and my husband sprays the kids between innings. I also really like Aveeno Baby for rashes and dry skin.

Good luck!

L.

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C.W.

answers from San Diego on

Hi H.,
Melaleuca manufactures a product called Renew that would work perfectly for her skin. Melaleuca has only natural green products. I would love to introduce you to Melaleuca. Email me @ [email protected]____.com or call me @ ###-###-####
C.

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D.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi, Like many of the other responses it sounds like it may be a skin allergy and the sun and heat make it worse. Definately see what the doctor says..If you would like to try a natural approach I have a baby skin care line that works really well on babys and even adults that suffer from sensitive skin, allergies, excema and other things. I would be happy to send you a free sample pack to try if you would like. Hope you are able to find a remedy for your little one..

wwww.dalex.myarbonne.com

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B.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

Take her to her doctor and explain to him or her what is going on.
I would take my child to his doctor if he had those symptoms. That is not normal to have the sun hurt her eyes like that.
take care

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J.D.

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I would take her to a ped dermatologist. It sounds like she's super sensitive. Make sure you mention about her eyes, it could be symptomatic of something else. Good luck!

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E.N.

answers from San Diego on

Does she use sunglasses? My oldest would ask for his sunglasses by that age whenever it was bright outside. If she's not used to them, it could take some work to get her to keep them on, but I know I am more comfortable wearing sunglasses on a sunny day.
As far as the skin trouble, I wish I knew something that could help. I'm sure you'll get some good suggestions from the other moms.

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H.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

i have eczema and can't tolerate the sun or heat at all. take her to a dermatologist. keep her as cool as you can. no tight restrictive clothing. even in winter, i want my clothes to be layered, soft, breathable, loose materials. if you can visit an allergist too, that might help.

C.L.

answers from Las Vegas on

Like many have suggested, she may begin to show signs of an allergic reaction. Some kids start to around this age. If it's dry skin like exzema then I highly recommend Renew Intensive Skin Therapy. I use it on my son when he gets a rash on his bottom and it clears up within hours (by the next time I change his diaper!)
Here is a link http://www.melaleuca.com/ps/index.cfm?f=ps.productDetail&... Let me know if you're interested.

C.~
http://www.ToxicFreeFamily.net
http://www.HelpUStayHome.com

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R.J.

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My skin is sensitive 2 the sun also. I use Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter. Not ovr the counter, due 2 it has alcohol in it which will dry the skin and make it worse. Go 2 an African or Etheopian Shop 2 get the pure product. Also let her wear hats or glasses 2 shade the eyes. There is a web site also which sells nothing but all natural products. Go 2 Yves Rocher.com. It specializes in all skin types also has plenty variety of products.

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R.K.

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i would take her to your pede. Maybe she has allergies?

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D.J.

answers from Los Angeles on

I think you need to take her to your dr and let them decide what is wrong. It sounds like more than just a rash or dry skin.

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