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5 year old son woke up with hives all over his body (arms, abdomen, back, buttocks, legs, feet, hands, ears, neck, face) yesterday (monday) morning. i?

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Hives: Is he itchy or febrile? Is the rash persistent or it comes & goes, any changes in his diet or soap, detergent, fabric softner, new clothes? If there's no changes in his environment, it could be a viral illness called erythema infectiosum (5th disease), especially if it comes & goes, so you need to take him to his pediatrician for examination & treatment. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 9, 2015
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
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He will need blood work, CBC, Ig E, RAST test, your pediatrician might refere him to an allergist for further evaluation & skin allergy testing. I hope he gets better soon.
Jul 8, 2015
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
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I hope yo
Jul 9, 2015
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
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Is he better now? What did the allergist say?
Jul 9, 2015

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