January 24, 2013 5:29 PM Subscribe
My son has a rash on his wrist (yes, he has seen a doctor). We think the rash might be a reaction to an admission wristband from a local play area. But those bands are made of Tyvek, which isn't supposed to trigger allergies. Any ideas?
posted by caution live frogs to health & fitness (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We noticed the rash just before Jan 1. It's a ring around one wrist, where he wore the band. We initially didn't make the connection between wristband and rash, but after a visit to the play area again this weekend the rash flared up again, on the same wrist, which makes us think the band is at fault - and this time the cream prescribed for the rash doesn't seem to be helping as much. However, the info I can find on Tyvek bands says that they are often used for allergy alert identifiers, because Tyvek is nonreactive. This makes googling info hard (almost all results are for places selling alert bands, not info about potential allergies TO the band) but we cannot think of any other reason why he would have a skin reaction on one wrist only that coincides with when he wore the bands.
Aside from a very brief and mild reaction to peanuts (which he grew out of by age 1) our son has never had any other allergic reactions to anything. The kicker is that he loves the play area, the bands are required for admission, so now we're stuck - concerned about the possible allergy but not looking forward to another doctor's visit and the inevitable bill. Any similar experiences, ideas, or suggestions would be helpful.