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    Default Sand allergy???

    We have finally figured out that ds has a reaction after playing with sand. Hours after playing in it he breaks out in a rash. It goes away after giving him zyrtec. Should we see a dermatologist about it? Would it be the sand he is allergic to or is it something in the sand (mites etc).

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    I wouldn't know if it's the actual sand - sound if just ground up particles of different things - minerals, eroded earth, etc. Maybe he has a reaction to ONE of those substances?

    I'd go speak to someone about it though, just so it can be formally diagnosed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I wouldn't know if it's the actual sand - sound if just ground up particles of different things - minerals, eroded earth, etc. Maybe he has a reaction to ONE of those substances?

    I'd go speak to someone about it though, just so it can be formally diagnosed.
    Never thought of that.

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    Quite often there is mites in sand. DS2 has a massive eczema flare after playing in sand that has been sitting in a box/pit for example, but not so much after a run on the beach.

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    We were told sand is a major trigger for eczema.

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    Yeah so far only sandpit sand. Beach doesnt really bother him. We were at a party yesterday and they had a heap of sand in their back yard. Went away after a bath last night but then came back today. We think maybe bits of the sand got caught in his car seat? Or the mites.

    How would this affect him going to daycare etc with their sandpits? We are thinking of sending him a few days next year.

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    Sandpit sand triggers eczema usually because it tends to harbour bacteria and mites. Just ask daycare o keep him out of it.

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    See how badly he reacts...
    I used to pick my three up from daycare and find DS2 buried up to his neck in the sandpit - we'd have to bathe and wet wrap that night to get him under control.
    If you'd prefer to prevent a rash you'd have to ask the carers to keep him away.


 

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