by Ericka Morgan
(Colonial Beach VA)
My son has ADHD and SPD. I have always used vicks vaporrub to help him breathe better when he has a cold. Suddenly this week he cannot tolerate the vaporrub. He cries if I put it on him, and he says it hurts.
He has started refusing any kind of cream, like afterbite if he has an itchy bump or even neopsporin on a cut. He is convinced that they all hurt. I don't want to tell him it doesn't hurt if it does!
Could it be that his sensory system registers these creams as painful? And is it possible that even though these things didn't bother him before they could have started bothering him suddenly?