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Rash from the Rain

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posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Well, heres what I can tell you. This past week, (we live in Georgia) we had some pretty decent thunderstorms move through. We are also in the "pollen" season. Literally every spring our cars are coated in yellow dust and the ground looks like yellow paint after a rain shower.....it gets pretty crazy. They are telling us that we have a new pollen that has shown up. I kinda agree due to the fact that I, nor my children have ever had a problem with allergies and then all of a sudden this season they are really messing with us. So, it started with my 3 year old. It was right after the rain, and we had gone to her gymnastics class...when we got back I discovered she had a rash on her back...only on the areas not covered by clothing. She complained that itched and burned. 2 days later she developed an awful cough, sneezing and watery eyes. I chalked it up to .....Allergies. Except...that night at 2am when I checked on her she had developed at fever of 102.4. I gave her motrin and allergy medication. The fever went away, never returned and her cough cleared up as well as the watery eyes. The reason this is odd to me is that obviously if it was a cold or flu..it would not go away so quickly and if it were allergies..she would still have them because the pollen is still here. The rash scabbed over and has not returned. Now...all this could be chalked up to a freak allergy to something...except...my 10 year old a day later developed a rash immediately upon us leaving the house for school. She had gotten up, gotten dressed, ate her breakfast..she was wearing a short sleeve scoop neck top and we left the house and entered for the car. She hissed and immediately began scratching the scoop neck area where her shirt did not cover....it was completely broken out in hives...when literally 30 seconds before there had been nothing. Her eyes immediately welled up and began watering and she began sneezing and coughing. I got her to school and we went to the nurses office where she placed cortisone 10 on the rash. It was only in the scoop neck area...if her shirt were removed, it made a perfect line from where there was covered skin and uncovered skin. I ran home and grabbed up some Benadryl (non drowsy) and went back to the school (we live right down the road from it) The rash scabbed over, the watery eyes and coughing went away. She did not get a fever. Still cannot figure out what would cause this. I mean..if it were an allergy..it was obviously something outside...however....they have been outside since and nothing has reoccured. It was obviously not a virus.




posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by Seekeye2
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Do you mean your cheeks? As far as I'm aware - we only have one chin. - thought it was a typo but then it's repeated a few times.


my bad, Shin*..



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Nkinga
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Well, here's what I can tell you. This past week, (we live in Georgia) we had some pretty decent thunderstorms move through. We are also in the "pollen" season. Literally every spring our cars are coated in yellow dust and the ground looks like yellow paint after a rain shower.....it gets pretty crazy. They are telling us that we have a new pollen that has shown up. I kinda agree due to the fact that I, nor my children have ever had a problem with allergies and then all of a sudden this season they are really messing with us.

So, it started with my 3 year old. It was right after the rain, and we had gone to her gymnastics class...when we got back I discovered she had a rash on her back...only on the areas not covered by clothing. She complained that itched and burned. 2 days later she developed an awful cough, sneezing and watery eyes. I chalked it up to .....Allergies. Except...that night at 2am when I checked on her she had developed at fever of 102.4. I gave her Motrin and allergy medication.

The fever went away, never returned and her cough cleared up as well as the watery eyes. The reason this is odd to me is that obviously if it was a cold or flu..it would not go away so quickly and if it were allergies..she would still have them because the pollen is still here. The rash scabbed over and has not returned.

Now...all this could be chalked up to a freak allergy to something...except...my 10 year old a day later developed a rash immediately upon us leaving the house for school. She had gotten up, gotten dressed, ate her breakfast..she was wearing a short sleeve scoop neck top and we left the house and entered for the car. She hissed and immediately began scratching the scoop neck area where her shirt did not cover....it was completely broken out in hives...when literally 30 seconds before there had been nothing.

Her eyes immediately welled up and began watering and she began sneezing and coughing. I got her to school and we went to the nurses office where she placed cortisone 10 on the rash. It was only in the scoop neck area...if her shirt were removed, it made a perfect line from where there was covered skin and uncovered skin. I ran home and grabbed up some Benadryl (non drowsy) and went back to the school (we live right down the road from it) The rash scabbed over, the watery eyes and coughing went away. She did not get a fever. Still cannot figure out what would cause this. I mean..if it were an allergy..it was obviously something outside...however....they have been outside since and nothing has reoccurred. It was obviously not a virus.


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posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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OK .. we seriously need some location pinpoints to see what's up, maybe there are factories close by that 'might' be releasing something. If we get a lot of hits within a certain area, something is definitely up.

I worked at a fab in Hillsboro OR.

but, if i remember right, there were a few times I did wear shorts/cutoffs which stopped at the knees.. ..hmmm.. i wounder now if it was the rain.. ??



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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**Update

So the rash has calmed considerably, though it still itches like crazy at times.

I still have no answers as to what caused it, I have asked around and no one else has suffered from anything from the rain, and none of the clerks I know have heard anyone complaining about them so...

I'll have to throw it into being a coincidence until anything else pops up in my local area or in the news but I'll update if I hear anything just to err on the safe side.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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You know you could go too an electronics store and buy a gieger counter if you wanted too.
It would immeditly eliminate the unknown,, see thats whats so strange about rads just dont know if its their or not.



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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That sounds like an idea, but they don't sell those around here at electronics stores lol




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