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Can A School Nurse Help Treat Hives
My son had some upper respiratory issues, I thought it was hay fever. I treated him with children's Benadryl before bed last night, and today I got a call from the school nurse saying he had hives. I suspect he is actually allergic to the Benadryl, since
Daughter gets rash and small hives almost everyday but only after 4pm. Sometimes happens at school or at home, never constant.
Hives are common: A 4 year old girl with recurrent hives. Hives are common, especially in the pediatric population. The most common reasons for hives include viral infection, food allergy, insect stings, and medication allergy. Usually hives related to these causes go away quickly, esp. if the allergen is removed. If the hives are occurring on a daily basis, she should be seen by an allergist to determine the cause ...Read more
5 yr old daughter has hives on face and lots of mucous in lungs just on the walk to school, what could it be?
Allergy?: Hard to give a definitive answer by your description..."mucous in lungs" is horrible sounding(i presume you meant a phlegmy cough); and just from walking to school sounds like an environmental allergy. If this is not the case then i recommend a trip to your friendly neighborhood pediatrician for a thorough exam for your 5 year old. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not alone: Epilepsy should be treated by a neurologist with experience in treating epilepsy. Epilepsy medications are complex and should be managed by someone with expertise. A school nurse can be an important part of a team taking care of a child with epilepsy. The nurse should be familiar with what to do in case of a seizure, including emergency medications to administer for prolonged seizures. ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: There are two forms of contact dermatitis. Irritant contact dermatitis occurs at the site of application of toxic chemical or substance which is directly noxious to skin. The second, allergic contact dermatitis, is an itchy rash that occurs only in people who have developed an allergic sensitivity to that particular chemical or substance. Treatment is avoidance or strong topical steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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