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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.

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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.

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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.

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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.

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How do I make my baby hives go away?

Hives: Hives are often transient in children. Most often I have personally found that it is usually due to one of three things: (1) post-viral infection; (2) antibiotics; (3) new food. Otc antihistamines will help.

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How long does it take hives on a baby to go away?

How long does it take hives on a baby to go away?

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.

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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.

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If I have hives will my baby be born with hives?

No: Hives are signs of an allergic response. They are self limited. Babies may inherit a susceptibility to. Allergens, do not expect your baby to have hives at birth.

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What can I use for my hives while nursing the baby?

Anti-histamine: Generally anti-histamines can be used during pregnancy, so i'd think you could use one while nursing also. You baby's pediatrician may have experience with this kind of problem, ideas, or suggestions.

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I'm pregnant, and I think I have hives. Is it okay for my baby?

I'm pregnant, and I think I have hives. Is it okay for my baby?

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.

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For a child who had hives attack what is the best medicine for fever and pain.

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.

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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.?

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

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Will hives while pregnant affect unborn child?

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.

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Calamine good for 3 month old baby? For hives?

Calamine good for 3 month old baby? For hives?

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.

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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?

Condom: Syphilis can be prevented by using latex condom, avoiding multiple partners, and receiving treatment for early stage syphilis. To develop late stage syphilis you would ha e to if ore the ulcer, the second stage ulcer, and avoid medical care for over a year. Syphilis is treatable in early stages 1 or second with penicillin.

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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?

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

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What can I give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

What can I give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

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.

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I get hives when my baby's diaper touches my skin. What could this be an allergy to, exactly?

I get hives when my baby's diaper touches my skin. What could this be an allergy to, exactly?

Interesting: Does this happens with all brands of disposable diapers? Does this happen only when your skin touches the "glue" of the diaper? Does the diaper have latex on it? Once we get answers to these questions, we can give you a better answer.

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