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We went camping...<br><br>
So Conner has a rash of raised red bumps on his lower back, inner thighs, legs, stomach/chest. Its not oozing but he is itchy. Could this be poison oak or sumac?
 

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could be. it usually takes a few days to start weeping.<br><br>
i would definately wash all your clothes and anything else you touched with soap and water.<br><br>
a clay mask really helps dry up the weepy stuff, it feels nice if you add a few drops of lavender or tea tree to it. oatmeal baths are nice too. i hope it goes away soon.
 

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Here are pictures from today. I did wash all the bedding. Well except sleeping bags. Will need to do that.<br><br>
Do you think this is poison something? Or hives?<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/KatWrangler2004/Picture163.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture163.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/KatWrangler2004/Picture162.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture162.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/KatWrangler2004/Picture161.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture161.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/KatWrangler2004/Picture160.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture160.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/KatWrangler2004/Picture159.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture159.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/KatWrangler2004/Picture158.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture158.jpg</a>
 

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Looks like poison oak to me. How long ago was the camping trip?
 

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Seems odd to me to be a poison plant and just on the torso like that and not in any pattern. It's more often on the hands/arms, ankles etc...<br><br>
hard to tell from the pics.<br><br>
hope he feels better soon!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Looks like poison oak to me. How long ago was the camping trip?</div>
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It was just overnight. We got there mid Saturday afternoon and left late Sunday morning. This is the first time camping for the kids and we only wanted to do two nights with them.<br><br>
Next time, we will stay longer. Hopefully we will have a pop up camper by then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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This is a totally different suggestion - but could it be related to heat and/or the clothing he was wearing? Did he get hotter than usual on the trip? Does he have very sensitive skin?<br><br>
I ask bc my DD recently was getting bumps like that (never oozed though, just raised and red, would come and go for a couple weeks) on her torso, and I finally realized that it somewhat correlated to my using a different detergent for a couple weeks, plus her being outside a lot (it is very hot here) and sweating, which I think produced a little heat rash, which was exacerbated by the detergent that I think she is sensitive to.... (if that makes sense)<br><br><br>
I hope he is feeling better!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is a totally different suggestion - but could it be related to heat and/or the clothing he was wearing? Did he get hotter than usual on the trip? Does he have very sensitive skin?<br><br>
I ask bc my DD recently was getting bumps like that (never oozed though, just raised and red, would come and go for a couple weeks) on her torso, and I finally realized that it somewhat correlated to my using a different detergent for a couple weeks, plus her being outside a lot (it is very hot here) and sweating, which I think produced a little heat rash, which was exacerbated by the detergent that I think she is sensitive to.... (if that makes sense)<br><br><br>
I hope he is feeling better!</div>
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It was hot (like 96 on Saturday afternoon). But was breezy and we did have shade. But of course he was running around and was down by the river.<br><br>
He does have sensitive skin. Was allergic to soy and egg as a infant. He is no longer allergic to that but has tested positive for cats and horses. In my gut I thnk he allergic to many other things than what was tested.<br><br>
It is mostly on his stomach and in the groin area with a little patch on his lower back.<br><br>
Another thought is could this be viral? He has issues with petechiae.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Another thought is could this be viral? He has issues with petechiae.</div>
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I think it could. My one son used to get random rashes once in a while when he was preschool age. But I don't remember them ever being itchy.
 
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