This morning I took DD to the park where she played in the sandbox for a long time. A few hours later, I noticed she'd broken out in hives on the front of both of her feet/ankles. I thought they may have been from putting her in her slippers with no socks, although I'm sure we've done that before and she's never gotten hives from it. In the afternoon, she played in the sandbox at our house, and after her bath we noticed that she had hives again. This time they were on her feet, inner knees, and wrists. I'm thinking the hives must be from playing in the sand, but it's never happened before, so I'm not sure what about the sand might be causing it. Both sandboxes still have last year's sand. The one at the park is never covered, and ours has been mostly covered, but had periods where the cover blew off and we didn't notice right away. Of course I googled the topic, and found scary articles about toxicaria and toxoplasmosis. Is this doctor-worthy?
One more note: At our house she was making pretend food with the sand, but she's not very good at pretending to eat stuff yet, so I'm SURE some of the sand got into her mouth. Our sandbox is getting all new sand before she plays in it again, hands down.