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Allergy to pampers?

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lifeistooshort Mon 03-Jan-11 00:25:57

I wonder if anyone has ever heard of children being allergic to pampers. DS has broken up in a very angry rash today, mostly around the nappy area but it is now spreading up to his ears poor thing. I have tried to think of what we have done differently and the only think I could think off was that we ran out of "nature" nappies yesterday and bought an emergency pack of pampers which seems to tie up with the rash. I am really surprised though that nappies could cause this, he is in such a state poor thing. Keeps waking up because it is so itchy. He doesn't have a temperature but if it carries on I will take him to the doctors tomorrow.

Has anyone ever heard of such thing?

cookielove Mon 03-Jan-11 00:28:16

yes children can be allergic to pampers, or to huggies, or any different type of nappy, i think it is quite common. I would him back in his normal nappies as soon as possible, bathe the affected area with water reguarly to help calm it.

toody Mon 03-Jan-11 00:38:18

ds has allergy to pampers the extra dry ones with green stripe down middle for keeping baby drier its something in the stripe.

toody Mon 03-Jan-11 00:40:29

you could try antihystamine such as piriton for itching or calamine lotion

lifeistooshort Mon 03-Jan-11 01:04:49

Oh thank you! I wasn't expecting to get any replies tonight! I have given him piriton and he seems to be sleeping now. I think I'll do the same and see how things go tomorrow. Am shocked that nappies can cause such a bad allergy though

SofiaAmes Mon 03-Jan-11 01:05:55

My kids both got rashes from pampers and huggies, but not from the Tesco brand nappies.

lifeistooshort Tue 04-Jan-11 16:06:02

Well we took DS to the doctors and it definitely is an allergic rash. Poor think got some everywhere even his hair! I think I might complain to the manufacturer!

SofiaAmes Wed 05-Jan-11 07:42:37

For what it's worth, pampers and huggies are the only thing ds has ever been allergic to thus far (he's 10 year old now).

NightFury Wed 05-Jan-11 09:23:12

DD was hideously allergic to pampers. With DS we used reusable nappies and we never had a problem. Reusables are fantastic and much less bother than one would think.

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