Changing sensitivities?

by Ericka Morgan
(Colonial Beach VA)

Hi,


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?

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Aug 28, 2009
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that's okay
by: Ericka

No, I have heard that before. I think the problem comes when people go outside soon after using it? I could be wrong. But don't worry, he is adamantly opposed to it, so I haven't used it in ages. He won't take any medicine except tylenol. (cherry) Have you heard anything bad about that?-Ericka

Since posting this, my son has also been dx with Aspergers. His sensitivities do change...but he is more adamant about them than ever!-Ericka

Aug 28, 2009
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vaporub is bad
by: mo2g

My mom's an RN. She says that vick's vaporub is bad stuff. People whose breathing is already compromised (e.g., elderly and children who are sick) can and have died from using it. Throw it away.

I know this might not be a popular post and it will probably get deleted, but I always try to warn people. Funny, my mom always used it on us as kids until she became a nurse.....

Aug 26, 2009
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My son is exactly the same
by: Michelle

What is ok one day suddenly becomes intolerable the next. One day he loves mashed potato the next day he hates it. One day he will tolerate his shoes next day he wont. He is very unpredictable. In the book "the out of sync child" they say its possible for a child to be under and over reactive to situations. Thus making their behaviour confusing and unpredictable. Hope this helps.

Feb 27, 2009
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I've seen this
by: Deana

Hi there-

My daughter has gone through this stage also. Currently, she doesn't want any cream or lotion either. A couple of weeks ago was no problem. She also went through a phase that she hated bathing/showering. She would cry like crazy. Now she asks to bath. I've also seen her go through this type of 'phases' with her food. She'll love yogurt for a while and then she'll say it feels funny...

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