A 22-year-old female asked:
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i put a certain lotion all over 5yr old body,woke up with hives everywhere. they've gotten worse through out the day,should i take him to er?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: I would have him checked today. A dose of an anti histamine can be used to control the symptoms.
Answered on Jun 30, 2015
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