Post Edited (dmomhere) : 5/29/2006 11:08:29 PM (GMT-6)
In case anyone else comes across this thread because they have children with the same problem. I have found a solution. There are some sunscreens with very little and some still without any chemicals. These have an increased amount of Titanium something something - which is virtually very "skin friendly". Anyhow, I'm from Canada and the ones here that I found were Vichy for sensitive skin (this has very little chemicals and is less expensive than products withouth chemicals). Another is ROC. This one has no chemical agents...but is VERY expensive. There are other producst out there too, but my daughter was fine with Vichy so my search ended there. Just make sure your product has little or no chemical agents. These usually show an increased amount of Titanium. I found out most of my info from pharmacists. There is much more infromation pertinent to this, but as with everything else, the rest will vary depending on who you speak with. Best of luck.
I read your stories about allergies to sunscreen. (i know how you feel) People I tell about my allergy think i'm nuts... I first noticed my allergy when the make-up i was using causes extremely dry and bumpie skin. my cosmetic consultant told me they started adding sunscreen.. so I simply switched to the sunscreen free version (which they no longer make, but i stocked up and then found Bare essentials))...and once i forgot to pack my "organic sunscreen" for a trip to the bahama's and spent the whole time spraying on benedryl and itching and looking really stupid with all those bumps and redness... (when i got home i was told I should have taken the oral benedry)
I grew-up without allegies and sunscreen was never used... back in the days when bronze was beautiful (the 1980's). later, I had a friend who was complusive about sunscreens and so when the allergy developed we set out on a mission to find a sunscreen that I could wear. WE FOUND ONE that works... >>> it's an all natural /organic sunscreen By AUBREY ORGANICS... their phone number on the tube of sunscreen is 1 800-aubrey h. they are out of tampa fl. I found my tube at the local nature's way store... (a store dedicated to natural remedies... and foods)... i have chosen to use their spf 8 which works great for me i don't mind a little color, i just don't like to fry.
My family told me i was nuts when i told them, that because of the regular sunscreen on the kids i couldn't pick-up my nieces and nephews. if i touched them within an hour a few bumps would start to appear... they aren't laughing now, my 5 year old nephew broke out last weekend with horrific hives from a childrens sunscreen, much worse than my out breaks).... so all my sisters kids now need to wear the organic sunscreen... they realy thought I was making this allergy up... after she brought him to the doctor, got him calmed sown and to bed, I received a prompt e-mail inquiring where I get my sunscreen...
Also BEWARE... several years ago 'my compulsive friend' put on her regular sunscreen and I put on my organic stuff... we stashed my sunscreen in our pack and off we went on our bikes ... she felt the need to reapply and used my sunscreen over hers... she burnt only where she reapplied my organic stuff .. I have much fairer skin and did NOT burn with only 1 application... so the chemicals in the regular stuff must not like the organic stuff... don't mix sunscreens!!!!
My other irritation is that most "day" moisturizing product and foundations have sunscreen in them ...I did find a foundation that is fabulous... Bare minerals... (yes the infomercial stuff)... not only does it have good coverage and works great, but it is a mineral and has a natural spf... Also they have a product call bare vitamin, skin reverupper which does a great job of moisturizing and conditioning the skin...(no sunscreen in it)
I hope this helps someone!!!!
Hi everyone I have a little girl and two months ago I had her outside and put sunscreen on her and that night put Baby Magic Oil with Aloe on her and the next day she broke out in hives around her neck the next day she had hives all over her body I took her to the doctor and they asked if I changed soap or laundry detergent which I hadn't but come to find out she is allergic to the Baby Magic she had a reaction to it when she was a baby and we forgot they think it was the peroxide in it. Now my niece is allergic to peroxide in face cleaner so it may be something like that.
I see you posted a while back. I'm new. Have you had your child tested for allergies (skin test). My daughter too had a reaction (her face blew up). Scary. Until she was tested had little sun and no sunscreen. She didn't test positive to anything ?? I did buy a natural sunscreen from a health food store (Wild oats) and there is one coppertone (spray) she doesn't react to. Find the source for certain, be careful of all meds and know what your giving her and what she will not react to. My daughter is an allergic child (food / penicillin/ mold). I suspect motrin, but she didn't test positive to it. I hope you have found your solution by now. Healthy living ..
Welcome to HealingWell Magmae,
I sure do wish I had an answer for you. I'm hoping someone else will come along who might be able to help you. In the meantime, I think I would be making her another appointment with the allergist. I wouldn't want to take too many chances with allergic reactions with little ones.
Please keep checking in and also keep us posted as to what you find out. It is amazing how much we can help each other on this forum.