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Offline Barongarook

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Bumpy skin
« on: 20/05/2006 23:41:34 »
Hello, can you help us. My daughter has bumpy skin on the arms and legs.  Has had since starting school some years ago.  When we spend SUmmer swimming every day (not in saltwater) it smooths out and nearly vanishes.  IT is worst in Winter.  She eats well. Is slim in build.  Is tall for her age.  She cannot eat many sweets or coloured drinks as they make her sick.  She will eat cake but not icing as she claims this too makes her sick.  She is very active but does fatigue very quickly.  We moved to the country early in the year.  THe air is much cleaner but the skin condition is still (bumpy).  Can you help us?
Regards, Barongarook.


 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #1 on: 22/05/2006 13:01:35 »
Could possibly be uticaria, a.k.a "nettle-rash", "hives" :-



" Hives are raised red welts of various size on the surface of the skin, often itchy, which come and go.
 Also called uticaria, hives is usually part of an allergic reaction to drugs or food."
http://health.allrefer.com/health/hives-hives.html


Antihistamine medication is used to treat Hives : consult your doctor before taking any new medication.
" Clinical use of antihistamines
Indications
H1-antihistamines are clinically used in the treatment of histamine-mediated allergic conditions.
 Specifically, these indications may include: (Rossi, 2004)

allergic rhinitis
allergic conjunctivitis
allergic dermatological conditions (contact dermatitis)
urticaria
angioedema
pruritus (atopic dermatitis, insect bites)
anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions - adjunct only
nausea and vomiting (first-generation H1-antihistamines)
Antihistamines can be administered topically (through the skin, nose, or eyes) or systemically,
 based on the nature of the allergic condition. "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihistamine

« Last Edit: 22/05/2006 13:16:19 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #2 on: 22/05/2006 15:57:21 »
quote:
Originally posted by Barongarook

Hello, can you help us. My daughter has bumpy skin on the arms and legs.  Has had since starting school some years ago.  When we spend SUmmer swimming every day (not in saltwater) it smooths out and nearly vanishes.  IT is worst in Winter.  She eats well. Is slim in build.  Is tall for her age.  She cannot eat many sweets or coloured drinks as they make her sick.  She will eat cake but not icing as she claims this too makes her sick.  She is very active but does fatigue very quickly.  We moved to the country early in the year.  THe air is much cleaner but the skin condition is still (bumpy).  Can you help us?
Regards, Barongarook.




" Urticaria caused by aspirin, and by food colouring and preservatives, and salicylates.

Some people with chronic or recurring urticaria (or angioedema.) get complete relief if they avoid food and drink (and medicines) containing substances called salicylates, which are present in some plant foods, and if they also avoid foods containing some artificial colouring (azo dyes) or preservatives (benzoates).
 The effect is dramatic and makes antihistamines unnecessary in these people.
 SUCH PEOPLE ARE ALSO HYPERSENSITIVE TO ASPIRIN AND NSAIDs, WHICH MAY BE DANGEROUS IN THIS CONDITION. "
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aair/urticaria.htm#AspUrt

" Benzoates, which are found in soft drinks, ice cream and margarine ".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/705512.stm


« Last Edit: 22/05/2006 16:24:47 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #3 on: 30/05/2006 13:28:19 »
quote:
Originally posted by ROBERT

quote:
Originally posted by Barongarook

Hello, can you help us. My daughter has bumpy skin on the arms and legs.  Has had since starting school some years ago.  When we spend SUmmer swimming every day (not in saltwater) it smooths out and nearly vanishes.  IT is worst in Winter.  She eats well. Is slim in build.  Is tall for her age.  She cannot eat many sweets or coloured drinks as they make her sick.  She will eat cake but not icing as she claims this too makes her sick.  She is very active but does fatigue very quickly.  We moved to the country early in the year.  THe air is much cleaner but the skin condition is still (bumpy).  Can you help us?
Regards, Barongarook.




" Urticaria caused by aspirin, and by food colouring and preservatives, and salicylates.

Some people with chronic or recurring urticaria (or angioedema.) get complete relief if they avoid food and drink (and medicines) containing substances called salicylates, which are present in some plant foods, and if they also avoid foods containing some artificial colouring (azo dyes) or preservatives (benzoates).
 The effect is dramatic and makes antihistamines unnecessary in these people.
 SUCH PEOPLE ARE ALSO HYPERSENSITIVE TO ASPIRIN AND NSAIDs, WHICH MAY BE DANGEROUS IN THIS CONDITION. "
newbielink:http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aair/urticaria.htm#AspUrt [nonactive]

" Benzoates, which are found in soft drinks, ice cream and margarine ".
newbielink:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/705512.stm [nonactive]




 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #4 on: 30/05/2006 13:31:15 »
Is not nettle-rash as the bumps are so tiny. They are like a hair folicle that has been blocked and caused a slight raised skin with tiny white head.  Exfoliating does not remove this bumpy skin.  THe skin is also rather dry and moisturisers do not fix the bumpy skin either.  An allergic reaction is quite possible.
quote:
Originally posted by ROBERT

Could possibly be uticaria, a.k.a "nettle-rash", "hives" :-



" Hives are raised red welts of various size on the surface of the skin, often itchy, which come and go.
 Also called uticaria, hives is usually part of an allergic reaction to drugs or food."
newbielink:http://health.allrefer.com/health/hives-hives.html [nonactive]


Antihistamine medication is used to treat Hives : consult your doctor before taking any new medication.
" Clinical use of antihistamines
Indications
H1-antihistamines are clinically used in the treatment of histamine-mediated allergic conditions.
 Specifically, these indications may include: (Rossi, 2004)

allergic rhinitis
allergic conjunctivitis
allergic dermatological conditions (contact dermatitis)
urticaria
angioedema
pruritus (atopic dermatitis, insect bites)
anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions - adjunct only
nausea and vomiting (first-generation H1-antihistamines)
Antihistamines can be administered topically (through the skin, nose, or eyes) or systemically,
 based on the nature of the allergic condition. "
newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihistamine [nonactive]



 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #5 on: 30/05/2006 15:32:47 »
quote:
Originally posted by Barongarook

Is not nettle-rash as the bumps are so tiny. They are like a hair folicle that has been blocked and caused a slight raised skin with tiny white head.  Exfoliating does not remove this bumpy skin.  THe skin is also rather dry and moisturisers do not fix the bumpy skin either.  


How about this Barongarook:-

" Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin condition that has its highest prevalence in adolescents -
 particularly adolescent girls. It commonly first develops between the ages of 2 and 20 and is rare after the age of forty.

Keratosis pilaris is not connected to any serious disease or ill health. Some sufferers may be susceptible to dry skin and eczema, but this is not always the case. For most suffers the condition subsides in adulthood.

The cause of keratosis pilaris is unknown however it does have a tendency to be hereditary (especially those of Celtic descent), also in people who are over weight.

Signs and Symptoms

Patches of skin feel rough and look like permanent goosebumps. It is thought to be a disorder of the keratin cells (the sticky cells that line the hair follicle) which form a horny plug instead of exfoliating. The most commonly affected areas are the backs of upper arms, buttocks and thighs. In some cases the plugs may be more widespread, affecting the forearms, face or legs. The plugs may appear grey or reddish in colour. The condition often worsens in cold weather and dry climates.

Treatment

There is no cure for keratosis pilaris but it can be effectively controlled. Topical creams, which help to smooth and soften the skin, may be prescribed by a dermatologist (skin specialist). A prescription cream available in New Zealand, Retin-A (tretinoin), has proved effective in treating keratosis pilaris, however it is unsuitable for young children and pregnant women. Alpha hydroxyacid gels have also proved successful in the treatment of the condition.

Soap, very hot water and vigorous scrubbing should be avoided as these may aggravate the condition, however rubbing with pumice stone or a loofah may assist with exfoliation. Some materials, such as wool, can also irritate the skin.

Prescription creams or creams containing urea, salicylic acid may also be beneficial.

Pulse dye laser may reduce the redness but not the roughness, and laser assisted hair removal may be of benefit in some cases.

For most sufferers the condition is of cosmetic importance only. In many cases the condition subsides in adulthood, although it may sometimes persist or worsen.

References
Davis, D.J.(ed.) (1994) Clinical dermatology (21st ed.)

New Zealand Dermatological Society (1997-1999) Keratosis Pilaris. New Zealand Dermnet.http://www.dermnet.org.nz/

Poskitt, L and Wilkinson J D (1994) Natural history of keratosis pilaris British Journal of Dermatology June 130(6) 711-3

Fact Sheet Created - 5/4/96
Last Reviewed - 20/04/05  "

http://www.southerncross.co.nz/index.cfm?1517D408-93CD-4D61-946F-A56A4188D852

« Last Edit: 31/05/2006 18:11:12 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #6 on: 13/07/2006 10:10:20 »
Hi Sirs,

Pleae advise me under what conditions would Keratosis Pilaris would worsen.

Warmest Regards & Thank

Jerry
 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #7 on: 17/07/2006 18:35:04 »
quote:
Originally posted by Barongarook

Hello, can you help us.


I see that Robert suggested that i could be keratosis pilaris.

You could look at some photos of keratosis pilaris - newbielink:http://www.skin-disorders.org/keratosispilaris/pictures.html [nonactive] - (or use Google Imgage Search for more pictures.)

Good luck!
 

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Re: Bumpy skin
« Reply #8 on: 24/08/2006 12:32:55 »
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When we spend SUMMER swimming every day (not in saltwater) it smooths out and nearly vanishes

Why do people so often forget about sunlight exposure and vitamin D?
iko
« Last Edit: 24/08/2006 18:13:06 by iko »
 

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