Thursday, March 19, 2009

PMLE and a Baby

I have a sun allergy called Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE). It is irritating and annoying to say the least. Every spring I get bumpy, red and itchy hives. I put sunscreen on and it helps some, but I still get them. After summer my skin goes through a "hardening" and I can handle it. We have spent the last 2 days outside when I noticed that Lindsey was getting red on her face, neck and arms. I thought it must be a plant outside she was allergic too. Then I saw her itching and watched the bumps. Oh, how sad! She has it too. I can try and keep a hat on, but she is 2 and how long will that last. I can sit in the shade, but she runs around like a crazy girl. I guess I will be talking to the doctor about my poor Lindsey. There are oral steroids we COULD try, but I would rather now. I will see what she says on the matter. I just think it is so sad. I hate it myself and now she itched like crazy.


The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Ohhh, that's sad! I think I was 8 when I noticed it and tried to make you guys sick with the bumps on my arms and "dots close together." Hehe.

Lori said...

Oh, that's too bad for you both. And Rachel has it, too. Weird.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I'm sorry. That's really hard :(