A 42-year-old female asked:
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 answered
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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