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My son is 11mths old and about 2 weeks we got an amber bead necklace for his teething. Read great things about them and heard great things.... and I do think they work. However he has seem to have rash on the front of his neck where the necklace goes. I have tried to google reactions to amber beads but there isn't anything. Does anyone know if they do cause a reaction??
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010 8:50 a.m.
Friday, 13 May 2011 10:07 a.m.
My wee man is suffering from a rash all over his body and I am assuming it could be his amber beads. I have taken them off him but I was just wondering if you knew anyway to help the succinic acid pass trough his system any faster?
Saturday, 5 June 2010 2:04 p.m.
Yes, they can cause a reaction in some children. The amber beads work through the absorption of succinic acid (which when it reaches a high enough level within the cells, lessens the amount of calcium available to the mitochondria, so they are unable to send pain signals as effeciently), but unfortunately some children react to the succinic acid and they can get rashes or excema.
If the rash isn't bad, you could leave the beads there and see what happens, in some rash cases the rash goes away once the body learns to tolerant the extra succinic acid in the system, but that can take 3-4 weeks to happen.
Otherwise, you'll just need to remove the beads and try something else.
Friday, 4 June 2010 12:39 p.m.
My 8 month old son has a rash around his chest too, I am unsure weather its from the teething necklace or dribble rash. He wears a bib 24/7 (except when sleeping) as he dribbles like no tomorrow. Have not used the necklace for a week now and rash is still there.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 11:39 p.m.
If you wan to rule it out, wind the beads around an ankle and put a sock over it. If he reacts again, you will know it's the beads. They don't have to be worn near the jaw, their effect is systemic : )
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 11:38 p.m.
just wondering, he isn't chewing on the beads is he? Sometimes they slober on them and the excessive saliva can cause a rash.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 11:34 p.m.
My DD (who has ezcema) got a bad rash from amber beads, and we had to remove them. I was gutted as we used them for DD2 and they were great. I think just some kids react unfortunately.
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