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possible chemical poisening

My 3yr, old daughter had latex,indoor paint applied to her hands and feet at her pre-school during an art project.  After school she began running a fever of app. 101 and was very lethargic.  The next morning she had blisters on the top of her feet which eventually spread up her legs and then on her arms.  She complained of her eyes watering and burning also.  She did see our doctor but I am still unsure what in this paint caused this reaction, could it be latex?
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Hello.

Latex probably did not cause the "blisters". Indoor paints no longer contain latex rubber; in fact, "latex" paints usually refer to paints that contain synthetic polymers.

The chemicals in indoor paints can cause irritation to the mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, and nose) and could result in the skin reactions that you describe.

Did your daughter have any difficulty breathing after the paint exposure? Does your daughter have allergies or asthma?

I will complete my response when after your reply.

~•~ Dr. Parks

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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