Chrissy - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
We just found out in March that my son Noah is allergic to the sun! It sounds scarey and looks even worse, but here in Wyoming its not a very common thing I guess. At first they didnt even know what it was because he shows symptoms of two types of reactions. The only thing we know for sure is that the sun bothers him and makes him sick and when exposed for moments he breaks out in a awful rash type weird thing! We have so many questions that remain unanswered and the only information we have is a small paragraph in medical books- they all say the same thing, so if its not in the paragraph it is left unanswered...Frustrating. He is working his way up the SPF ladder and we have been lucky to find clothes with UPF protection but with summer approaching my mother protective instincts are at a high! He is still breaking out at SPF 60 but we have to be careful how high we go- Dr says we must work our way up to 85+ but he cant handle the chemicals in a high dose right now. They do make SPF 110 though! Any thoughts? Info? Know about it or have a child with sun allergies? A web site or support groups? Let me know PLEASE!