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Dr. Donald Alves
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Could babies get hives from teething?

Could babies get hives from teething?

No: Teething does not cause (hives) body rashes. If they are drooling a lot from teething they may get a drool rash on their cheeks and neck but that is it. Other than diaper rash, if your baby as a rash elsewhere I would have them evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

Not related: Nappy (diaper) rash and teething are two unrelated events that sometimes just happen to occur at the same time. Babies get nappy rash when their tender skin is in contact with a soiled diaper for too long a time. This can occur whether or not they are teething. One does not cause the other. ...Read more

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When do babies get teeth?

When do babies get teeth?

Varies: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more

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Teething causing hives, is that possible?

Teething causing hives, is that possible?

Unlikely: Hives are very common occurring in about 25% of the population. Frequently a trigger is not found. The most common triggers of acute hives in young children is food allergy, insect bites, and viral infections. Drug allergic reactions can manifest as hives. Bacterial infections are a less common trigger. There are several very uncommon disorders where hives occur. ...Read more

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My year old daughter (who has just gotten teeth) is starting to bite when she doesn't get her way or becomes frustrated; me, other babies, toys, etc.?

My year old daughter (who has just gotten teeth) is starting to bite when she doesn't get her way or becomes frustrated; me, other babies, toys, etc.?

Feedback: Keep telling her that biting isn't nice and offer her words to express her needs instead of biting. If you (and her other caregivers) are consistent, biting should quickly give way to more acceptable behavior. Also, if you ever "play bite" with her, stop now, as it makes her feel that biting is ok in some circumstances, when it really is not. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read more

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I have hives can this be a side effect from rotten teeth?

I have hives can this be a side effect from rotten teeth?

Yes: Poor dental hygiene can lead to low grade infections which are known to cause hives. ...Read more

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Breastfed infant keeps having recurring hives. What could be wrong?

Breastfed infant keeps having recurring hives. What could be wrong?

Recurring hives: If hives last more than 6 weeks, it is chronic hives. You should bring your child to see an allergist to be evaluated and treated. If your child also has abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and difficulty breathing, it might be an indication of an allergic reaction and needs to be evaluated. For simple hives less than 6 weeks, it is usually benign. Otc allergy meds can help with it. ...Read more

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Can hiv+'ve marry hives +'ve and give birth to babies?

Yes: Hiv disease will not prevent pregnancy, but the risk that the baby will be born hiv+ is not eliminated. It can be minimized with therapy by reducing viral load and prophylaxis during pregnancy can be employed in women who have a measurable viral load, but there are no guarantees. ...Read more

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If my 9 month old infant has broken out in hives possibly from a food allergy, is there an antihistamine?

If my 9 month old infant has broken out in hives possibly from a food allergy, is there an antihistamine?

Call pediatrician: There are antihistamines that can be used for infants. The dose should be adjusted for your infant's weight. Non-sedating antihistamines are preferred as drowsiness after hives may be a symptom of a more serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also sometimes cause unexpected irritability. You will want to discuss these issues with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can you do for teething babies?

What can you do for teething babies?

Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that has been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read more

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How can a teething necklace help babies?

How can a teething necklace help babies?

Something to chew on: A teething necklace just gives the baby something to chew on to help push the gums around the erupting teeth. They are usually cold which helps alleviate the pain of the erupting teeth. ...Read more

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Can babies stary teething before six months?

Can babies stary teething before six months?

Yes: Yes they can, but it is less common than older ages. ...Read more

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So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

Chewing alot: As kids begin teething, they might drool more and want to chew on things. For some babies, teething is painless. Others may have brief periods of irritability, while some may seem cranky for weeks, with crying jags and disrupted sleeping and eating patterns. Teething can be uncomfortable, but if your baby seems very irritable, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is teething gel safe for babies?

Is teething gel safe for babies?

No, and unnecessary: Avoid teeth pain products for children, especially those under two. They are both dangerous and unnecessary. Except for very rare cases, infant teething pain is normal. Give them a cold teething ring or a dampened, frozen washcloth to chew on instead. ...Read more

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Can babies develop allergies before they even start teething?

Can babies develop allergies before they even start teething?

Not related: Allergies have nothing to do w teething, and teething has nothing to do with allergies. Please speak to your Pediatric Medical Specialist or consult with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more

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Is orajel safe for teething babies? I have used orajel to help my baby with teething pain, but I'm worried about the side effects. Should I stop using it for teething? .

Is orajel safe for teething babies? I have used orajel to help my baby with teething pain, but I'm worried about the side effects. Should I stop using it for teething? .

Seek solutions: Call a pediatric dental specialist (as opposed to a general dentist). They have lots of suggestions that you will find to be very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more