Monday, September 3, 2007

The Mysterious Rash....

Not sure who all is aware of this Rash I have been plagued with for the last year and a half.... its quite awful! Basically, for reasons unknown to me, atleast once a week i break out in hives or welts that not only are unattractive, but itch like the dickens.. imagine a weekly chicken poxs outbreak....
So finally, after numerous doctor trips, and cortizone shots ( in the booty OUCH)... this little old lady in Mexico noticed it all over my back and approached me and said I was allergic to SUNSCREEN....some chemical in sunscreen which is also in numerous other products like deoderant, bug spray.. etc.. I am So excited to finally have some answers.. I am still researching online to get the exact ingredients, but basically from my readings it seems in the last 2 years sunscreen has changed its potion and lots of people are having these outbreaks..mostly children.
When in Orange Beach, one of my old co-workers who is pregnant , got this rash.. and it was BAD... that was the first time I had seen anyone get my rash.. so Tabitha,...NOW we know what happened.. SUNSCREEN...
Laura's advice for the day is to buy organic sunscreens, (Like the brands Kiss my Face, Alba, or ROC) and avoid this trauma. It ranges in severity but it can cause alot of swelling.. like to eyes etc..
Anyway, as usual I must provide my readers with a visual aid.. so as to really drive my point home.Below are some pics of my rash (that I still have from wearing sunscreen while in Cabo)....



4 comments:

Lindsey said...

You know, my little Mary Margaret gets a rash. We just thought she had really sensitive skin. Could it be that it is the sunscreen?? I need to research this as well. Keep me posted as to what you find.

grizaham said...

Definatley the sunscreen my love. This site is getting a little X rated photo action..

Julie said...

My friend Patti actually gets something JUST like this. She told me that it is something in the skin that reacts with heat. I can't remember the details but if you remind me I'll look into it more!

Anonymous said...

It's not your sunscreen. I have the same rash. I never use sunscreen, although I should. I have been suffering for av=bout 3 months now. I let one of my friends use a shirt for work , and the next day she had it too. I went to the docs and was on steroids, cream and antihistimine. I also washed everything in hot water as I was instructed to do. Funny thing though, neither my husband, or son have any sign of this irritating rash!!!

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