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Can a school nurse help treat hives?

Can a school nurse help treat hives?

Yes..and no: Really should see an allergist or a primary doctor for proper treatment of hives. As well as the doctor can also help to uncover the cause of the hives. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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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

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5 yr old daughter has hives on face and lots of mucous in lungs just on the walk to school, what could it be?

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 more

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Can a school nurse help treat clotting disorders?

Can a school nurse help treat clotting disorders?

No: If you mean one of the disorders that keeps blood from clotting, that's serious stuff. See your doctor, who may send you to a hematologist. ...Read more

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Can a school nurse help treat hyperventilation?

Can a school nurse help treat hyperventilation?

Yes: Any responsible adult can help a child with hyperventilation by coaching them through it or having them breath into a paper bag. ...Read more

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Can a school nurse help treat epilepsy?

Can a school nurse help treat epilepsy?

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

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What can I do to treat my hives quickly?

Hives: Antihistamines such as otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. Topicals are typically ineffective. Treat hives by looking for the possible underlying cause. See an allergist if your pcp can't provide answers. ...Read more

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How are hives treated if itchy?

How are hives treated if itchy?

Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses. ...Read more

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How do I treat hives from tegaderm picc dressing?

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 more

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Dr. Elisha Atkins
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