Any Moms that have Babies allergic to the sun?

Chrissy - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

3

21

0

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!

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Angela - posted on 05/21/2010

3

33

1

Just read your post. My little girl has excema really bad. She turns red all over and dry skin. The HEAT and or sun seem to make it worse! Always seems to be red. the only thing to help her is steroids. We just this week took her to an allergist to see if and what else she may be allergic to! I think its the SUN too not only just excema. She seems to get clearer the colder her skin gets! WE put her right in front of AC and her skin can get like ice but she turns clear. We will find out more soon with this blood work then they will do the skin testing on her. ( to red to do it this week) have to get her clear again. Which she is on steroids again for another 4 days. We stay in the house MOST days. We live in FL and its 6:30 am and already 75 degrees and will be 90 today! So needless to say I wont take her out. Shes 17 months. Good luck with your little one! I know how frustrating this all is!

Alicia - posted on 04/11/2012

4

6

1

My 2 month ols was just diagnosed with a mild allergy to the sun we dont know what to do or if this is common.

Chrissy - posted on 05/23/2010

3

21

0

Any info helps! But something you said catches my attention- The Dr. has warned us that there is no way to get the UV light out of him once it gets in and it CAN make him get "sun sick" more easily than most. He has had an outbreak yesterday without being exposed to the direct sunlight so that is not what we want to have happen. Thats a symtom of an allergy to the sun that can is very bad...it seems to be getting worse and not better and that type of allergy to the sun is what they call "Spring Eruption" it starts in childhood and eventually they grow out of it or never have it again..doesnt seem to be going that way for us, but thank you!

Rebecca - posted on 05/22/2010

74

21

5

I don't have a lot of information on it, but my mom was allergic to the sun when she was a kid. She did however grow out of it when she was about six. She said that she would break out in nasty hives and throw up and sometimes even pass out. They pretty much kept her out of the sun at all cost and had to give her vitamin D supplements. Sorry I don't have any real information.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

11 Comments

View replies by

Kim - posted on 06/04/2014

1

12

0

I am allergic to the sun I'm 34 yrs old and have been dealing with this all my life and never got answers for this my father had it so I I herited it from him I just learned there is a diagnosis for it which surprised me I'm very lost on all this can u help me out I want to understand more i will never know how it feels to go out in the sun and stay all day I always had to stay in the shade and watch everybody have fun it affects my hands face and feet the most and it feels like needles under my skin and stays as long as it wants its horrible if u can help me out with any of my questions please let me know thanks kim

Bethany - posted on 07/11/2012

1

2

0

Hi, non of my children have sun allergies as of yet, however I have suffered with them since I was little! My mom was also allergic. My hands and arms are the worse, I always use 50 SPF sun block and that does seem to help a lot, I do tend to get sun head aches quickly if I'm in the sun to long! I feel your pain in this. It's frustrating and scary! I would say mine has gotten better at times when I was pregnant I hardly had reactions, not sure why! My moms allergy stopped when she went through menopause. Unfortunatly there isn't a lot of information out there or at least I haven't found much. I have learned that it's a life style for me, I always need to wear sunblock, I can not use tanning beds, so I am Casper the ghost white! I am not in the sun for extended periods of time I try to make sure there is shade someplace for me or I bring it via a sun tent or shade when I go to the beach. I know that's not much help, I do pray your little guy gets better and you find ways for him to enjoy being in the sun!

Haeyoung - posted on 07/06/2012

2

0

0

lots of common with you. my son also have a sun allergy and his name is also noah ^^. i am waitting allergy test on 16th. hopefully we can find something..

Tina - posted on 06/08/2012

5

0

0

I would ask your doctor to send you to a skin doctor to see what it is that is what I had to do because I wasn't getting any answers for my son found out he was allergic to the sun i created a group on face book if u are interested in it https://www.facebook.com/groups/241746022603310/

Tina - posted on 06/08/2012

5

0

0

it is not very common from what the doctor tells me, i created a group on facebook for families that have kids that are allergic to sun if u would like to join it https://www.facebook.com/groups/241746022603310/

Tina - posted on 06/08/2012

5

0

0

get sun block that has zinc in it, that is want the skin doctor told me to use on my son. my son is also allergy to the sun and breaks out with a rash and blisters when he is exposed to the sun. they have me doing a treatment of sun block with zinc in it, hyarocortisone cream and predisone to help him with his allergy. I created a group on facebook for families that have kids allergy to sun the link to it is below https://www.facebook.com/groups/241746022603310/

Shannon - posted on 10/24/2011

17

37

1

I don't have any info for you but I was hoping to get some from you. I think my 10 month old daughter is allergic to the sun, but I'm not sure how to tell if she really might be or if I'm just throwing things out there to try to explaine whats going on with her. Since she was born (well it started after she left the hosp) she has had this weird skin issue and the doc doesn't really know what its from, and we've tried many things to fix it but nothing has worked. So I was hoping you could tell me what you know and could (if you have one) send me a pic of what your son's skin rash looks like, if you dont mind

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms