Sunday, January 31, 2010

Allergic reaction to face paint

Poor Laura, she only had the face paint on for a couple of hours before we wiped it off. This is how she looked when she woke up this morning. We've given her an antihistamine and she is looking a lot better.

It is a bit hard to see in the photos, however her face is red and swollen exactly in the shape of the face painting.

 

 
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8 comments:

Gretchen Fleener said...

Awe, that's so sad! I just stumbled on your post in search of examples of what goes wrong when face painters don't use professional face paint that is FDA approved for cosmetic use. Do you know what type of paint they used by any chance? I just posted some info on acrylic paints which should never be used but am trying to find some photos of allergic reactions! http://paintertainment.blogspot.com/2011/10/paintertainment-faq-is-any-non-toxic.html

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

Hi Gretchen,

The frightening thing is, the face paint was profesional, 'makeup quality' face paint. I'm sorry, I don't know what brand it is. The swelling and redness lasted for about a day after the paint was removed, and an antihistamine helped a lot in the recovery. My little girl has very fair and very sensitive skin. She reacts to some bandaids (she does seem to be growing out of this).

Since the face painting reaction, she has had paint applied to her hands and that hasn't seemed to cause reactions. (It was applied by a different artist, so may be a different brand of paint). I think that she doesn't react to the paint on her hands but would still react to it on her face. I see the same thing with band-aids. We can put them on her hands OK, but on other parts of her body still react. With bandaids the length of time the bandaid has been left on has an impact.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

Michelle said...

my daughter had a similar reaction to snazaroo face paints. We painted her face for halloween and when she woke this morning her whole face was puffy and swollen. Trying to find what it is in the paint she had a reaction to so I can avoid it happening again. It was definitely the paint as I removed it with warm water and no soaps or lotions and she's never had a reaction to anything else in the past...this was the first time she's had her face painted.

Anonymous said...

My son had his face painted with the snazaroo paints as well. His cheeks are really red and his eyelids are really puffy. I have been applying cortisone cream and it has helped a little. Won't be painting his face again

Anonymous said...

my daughter had her face painted and the allergic reaction still keeps coming back.it has been two weeks now

Anonymous said...

My 3 kids had their faces painted with snazaroo at a birthday party 2 days ago. They all had severe allergic reactions to this paint. I have given them oral and topical antihistimines and it has not started to improve at all so far, and in fact had began to spread a bit. My one son even a slight respiratory effect occur. It was definitely from the face paint bc the rash started in exactly the places their respective faces were painted. Crazy stuff...

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

If you had a slight respiratory response, personally I'd take your child to see your doctor to discuss further. Perhaps you need to carry medication with you in the future. I wouldn't take chances with a respiratory response.

Tristin Christenson said...

My husband is now experiencing this exact thing. Everywhere he had black paint on his face he has a "burn" remaining. It didn't show up till this am and it's getting worse. Beginning to look allot like blisters. Ice packs and antihistamines hopeful we will get past it.

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