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Isafari
02-08-2011, 03:25 AM
just got back from Magic Kingdom with very bad heat rash on legs.
I think it may have been caused by my sun lotion blocking the pores.
What's the best thing to do?

Kate
02-08-2011, 06:22 AM
Are you itchy Diane? You could get some cream to rub on it to stop the itching, id use something cool on it for now just to take the itchy away til you can get to a pharmacy or something. if you think its to do with the suntan lotion maybe you could get one thats lighter?
Sorry you are suffering from it, not fun!!!

daveann
02-08-2011, 06:31 AM
Antihistamine tablets something like piriton and antihistamine cream had it before it's not nice :(

Britchick
02-08-2011, 06:40 AM
Go to walgreens/cvs and ask the pharmacists advice

Bessie
02-08-2011, 07:36 AM
Hi hun

I used to suffer really badly with this years ago & found I had to take antihistamine every day (I think you already do?) The only thing that worked for me was to change my sun lotion, it has to be for sensitive skin & totally fragrance free.

Dont apply after sun as this will just iritate it. Try some cold packs as well.

Hope it clears up

B
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Tink
02-08-2011, 08:50 AM
It's from being on the hot concrete. It happens to me all the time now. It does itch and the best thing for it is to soak your legs in cool water, or use cool compresses.

Get some 10% hydrocortisone cream for the itch. Unfortunately, once you get that reaction (it sometimes takes years for it to happen the first time) you generally will get it every time it is extremely hot out.

You can go to Disney's first aid and they will give you a gel, but the hydrocortisone works better.

Isafari
03-08-2011, 01:07 AM
Thanks guys :hug2:

I called at CVS this morning. She suggested antihistamine pills plus cortisone cream. I showed her the antihistamine pills I take every day and she said to just buy the cortisone cream.

It is a lot worse right now and covers my full legs - my arms are starting to rash too. Came back to villa and soaked in the pool for half an hour then put the cream back on. It's embarrassing :unsure:

Tink
03-08-2011, 01:31 AM
Hmmmmmm, arms don't usually rash, with the reaction I'm referring to. Hydrocortisone with help the itching though.

josh.p.
03-08-2011, 02:47 AM
Have you tried aloe vera gel? Walgreens and CVS do a version and it really does help calm irritated skin down. You can also get a gel called 'Solarcaine' that has lidocaine in it as the active ingredient which is a really effective painkiller.

Isafari
03-08-2011, 11:48 AM
Hmmmmmm, arms don't usually rash, with the reaction I'm referring to. Hydrocortisone with help the itching though.

My arms are more pin pricks - my legs are now spots to blotches where the spots have joined up. Tink, I can only find 1% cream.


Have you tried aloe vera gel? .

The cream I have has aloe vera :yes:

Tink
07-08-2011, 12:38 AM
1%? Usually you can find the stronger variety at the drug store (Walgreen's or CVS).

Hope you are doing ok now.

Isafari
07-08-2011, 02:08 AM
1%? Usually you can find the stronger variety at the drug store (Walgreen's or CVS).

Hope you are doing ok now.

1% was the strongest we could find on the shelf. It's all gone now and I'm hoping it doesn't return :fingers: