I just wanted to remind people about something that happened to us last summer.
Took ds to a local thing and he had his face painted, it was a hot day, lots of running about etc.
The next day he was very red and his skin started to blister, where the paint had been. I was a bit shocked and thought at first it was something like impetigo, but soon realised it was in the right place to be a reaction to the paint.
It was just a casual facepainting stall, not sure what type of paints they were or anything, but if you are going to have it done please be aware that this can happen.
He was Ok in a few days but it was sore and I took him to the GP who prescribed an antihistamine in case it swelled up more.
Maybe he was jst allergic to it - I don't know, but he isn't an allergy prone person generally.
Oh yuk, WMMC - that's hideous isn't it. I thought he had caught something from the paint, ie an infection, but actually I reckon maybe it reacted with the sun and that caused a chemical reaction - don't know for sure.
I guess it's a bit dodgy either way. I emailed the organisers but never heard back.
oh I have facepainting Flight! They make my gorgeous girls look all weird painted as a princess or butterfly or whatever, it very quickly goes smudgy, then there is the usual tantrum in the evening trying to wash it off. And of course children with sensitive skin will react to it. It's horrible stuff.
oh glad you agree with me Belgo - nothing against it per se, but I do worry about the hygiene issues. It was a dodgy festival anyway, a hideous noise ridden headachey day and we only went because 'friends' bought us a ticket to say thanks for a favour.
Well it's a bit like us wearing makeup I suppose - you can still feel as though you really are, well, a tiger or a fairty or whatever - or in our case, prettier than usual! It's the psychological excitement of looking different to others I expect.
But anyway...I shan't let them have it done again.
Sorry to hear about your DS, flightattendant. Same recommendation from me as southeastastra - Snazaroo (my spelling?!) are fab, available onlibe, costume shop and even in local art shop. Cameras are wonderful for preserving the moment, edam.
Thankyou...well I might paint the kids myself if they really want me to
But how on earth do you avoid contamination...say one child has the beginnings of something like, for instance, impetigo - or even a cole - how would you not spread that to the other kids by using the same sponges/paint etc?