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Chronic Hives In Children
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Can hives that come out in circular oval shape wiv children that suffer eczema sometimes be mistaken for bite marksif you wasntaware about the eczema?
Yes: Many skin rash mimic but by looking at it tou can diagnose most of the time healing takes diff course, site is imp too. ...Read more
Are hives in children dangerous if they are occurring on the face for long periods of time and the zyrtec does not make them go away?
My 2yr old has a little bit of hives rash in his whole belly&chest since last night, i gave him children's benedryl last night. How lng wil it go away?
Hives in a 2 year ol: If the child is itching it could be allergic reaction, the hives will keep coming back as long as he is still exposed to the offending agent, red raised blotches that keep coming back could also be erythema infectiosum, a viral illness also known as 5th disease can last for several wks. Your pediatrician can check him & run blood work to make the Dx. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Determine cause: It is important to determine the cause of the urticarial. For example, if there is a trigger such as certain foods, antibiotics etc. Your physician can order a CAP panel after obtaining a detailed history of possible triggers. Calamine can be used to soothe the skin, an antihistamine topical lotion can also be used three to four times per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic Urticaria: Agree with Dr. Al Hegab. The cause of chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is currently unknown. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. Typical screening labs include CBC/diff, CMP, TSH, ESR/CRP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Hives can be acute and last less than 1 day- 1 week or they can be chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks. Acute hives often have a trigger- such as food, medication, bug bite, venom sting, or pet allergy. However, they can also coincide with infections and the cause may not be easy to identify. Hives that are chronic >6 weeks require evaluation by an allergist and often have no known cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria and angioedema is a common condition. Most patients have no underlying disorder. Some illnesses that have been linked to chronic urticaria include: chronic infections (HIV, Hepatitis, parasitic infections, H.pylori), autoimmune disease (lupus), thyroid disorders, and malignancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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