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climbing chalk allergy

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scrabble1 Sun 23-Apr-17 20:58:13

not sure when to post this so hope it is ok here. DS has got a painful, raised rash on his hand. Noticed the skin looking dry yesterday. He has been climbing a few times this week and has just started using a chalk bag. Anyone else had this allergy? Have put some Aveeno on it but now wondering what to do when he goes climbing again on Saturday

MrsTwix Sun 23-Apr-17 21:02:35

Check what brand of chalk he is using, some are just chalk and may well be ok, some have additives and are known to be a problem for some people, (superchalk I think) and make sure he washes hands and moisturises.

He may find he can manage without chalk.

AnnaleeP Sun 23-Apr-17 21:16:48

I'd give the chalk a miss for a little while and see if the rash clears up. It's not completely essential most of the time.

scrabble1 Sun 23-Apr-17 22:13:03

It is a chalk ball from Decathlon

MrsTwix Sun 23-Apr-17 22:38:25

The decathlon ones don't have additives, so he needs to use chalk as little as possible and wash his hands after climbing and moisturise.

This stuff gets good reviews but I haven't tried it myself.

PossumInAPearTree Sun 23-Apr-17 22:45:01

Climbing scrapes and grazes your hands quite a bit, if he's been jamming into cracks, etc. Chalk gets into the little scrapes and can make them irritated.

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