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Does Baby Powder Help With Hives
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Usually under 6 wk.: In about 80% of hive cases they resolve within 6 wk. If the hives last longer then about 80% of those cases resolve within 1 yr. Treatment with antihistamines can control the hives until they resolve on their own. Consult your pediatrician to confirm diagnosis and get treatment.
Sure, I've heard of hives. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?
Hives: Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly. Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: During pregnancy, there is a great deal of immune regulation that is changing due to multiple factors which are poorly understood. Some of these changes include triggering or increasing symptoms of asthma, rhinitis and urticaria (hives). Your hives are not harmful to the fetus but if they are causing you discomfort, I would suggest starting with Cetirizine 10mg daily.See 9 more doctor answers
2 separete things: For hives, as far as over the counter medications, then Diphenhydramine (benedry) can work well esp for itching. For fever and pain, if your child is above 6 mos, then Ibuprofen is best. For 2-6 mos, Acetaminophen will work. Dosing for these meds can be found online. The better question is why is you child having both of these normally separate problems, he should be evaluated by a physician.See 1 more doctor answer
I've been experiencing chronic hives since my baby was 3 months old. I never have hives in my life and now I am having flare ups every 3 days.?
Chronic hives: You need to be evaluated, condition can be managed, but some blood work, after being examined, may be needed, better get checked by an allergist/dermatologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck
No: Hives are common. 1 in 5 people gets them at some point in their lives. Generally, if not caused by food or drug or bee sting allergy, they are not a sign of a dangerous problem. Unless you have another underlying problem causing the hives, there should be no affect on the fetus. But make sure you tell your ob.
Need pediatrician: For such a young infant, you need to be involved w/ a good pediatrician who you can call for this sort of advice. This might require a specific Rx and you'd be wise to have it evaluated. You can't Dx it on your own.See 1 more doctor answer
I am busy with my large family and don't have time for taking a child to doctors for something like hives. Who do we see for one-stop treatment?
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Daughter had hives on and off for 5 days last week and now my other child is getting neither has any allergies. What kind of illnesses can cause this?
Viral illness: I suspect a viral illness. This would be a ready explanation since they both have a suggestion there is a contagious component
Before: Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, I would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care. Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure.See 2 more doctor answers
No: Not if persistent or recurrent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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