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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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Baby had milk allergy she's 6, thought she was over it 2 years ago-reflux, eczema were gone. Now had hives 2x/week after having icecream. Is it back?

Baby had milk allergy she's 6, thought she was over it 2 years ago-reflux, eczema were gone. Now had hives 2x/week after having icecream. Is it back?

Food allergies: The thing about food allergies is that our "allergy profile" changes with age. Also ice cream has eggs in it too. Could it be, that she has developed new allergy- ie. Egg allergy? Consult an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to cure hives on my upper back and shoulders?

How much time does it take to cure hives on my upper back and shoulders?

It depends,: But an Allergist can help. With hives, treatment often must be highly individualized depending on severity and cause. Possible triggers are diverse including environmental, food, pharmaceutical exposures, physical insult (eg cold urticaria or pressure urticaria, medical co-morbidity (eg thyroid disease). See for more info: http://acaai. Org/allergies/types/skin-allergies/hives-urticaria ...Read more

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How long do my daughter hives stay. They went down last night but came back tonight why?

May come and go...: Hives may come and go for weeks. It also depends on what caused them in the first place and whether the offending agent has been removed from her environment (ie, her diet, what she wears...). Once you develop an allergic reaction that causes the body to react, histamine, a chemical is released, and causes the hives. This reaction can go on for weeks. ...Read more

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My daughter broke out in hives last night. They went away this morning, but came back up again when I put a sweater on her. Can they do that? Also ho

My daughter broke out in hives last night. They went away this morning, but came back up again when I put a sweater on her. Can they do that? Also ho

May come and go...: Hives may come and go for weeks. It also depends on what caused them in the first place and whether the offending agent has been removed from her environment (ie, her diet, what she wears...). Once you develop an allergic reaction that causes the body to react, histamine, a chemical is released, and causes the hives. This reaction can go on for weeks. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of hives on your back?

Out damn spots!: If the eruption is hives and no cause is obvious oral antihistamines are first line therapy. If not adequate see your primary care physician or board certified allergist for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Can hives cause lumps at the back of the neck?

Lumps: They don't usually leave a lump. Hives itch a lot and are raised. Sometimes a chemical on the label of a shirt could trigeer them there or left over aftershave, shampoo. If they persist check with a skin doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have gone to the ER with a full body case of hives and they came back again, what should I do?

Hives: If it recurs and you don't have any problems breathing, stomach pain or nauseat, vomitting, you can take otc zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra once to twice a day to control your symptoms. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, you should seek medical advice from a specialist. Most of the time acute hives are benign. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Husband has been sitting on the same recliner for 10 years. This week he developed hives that itch on the back of his elbows and his bottom. Cause?

Husband has been sitting on the same recliner for 10 years. This week he developed hives that itch on the back of his elbows and his bottom. Cause?

Prob unrelated.: I greatly doubt that the itchy hives are from the recliner unless you have recently applied a solution, to which your husband may have become allergic, on the recliner. Try antihistamine first. If the problem continues, consult a derm/allergist. If you had indeed applied a new solvent to the recliner within days prior to the onset, remove it with a dishwater detergent ...Read more

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The past 2 months I am getting hives all over my body after a shower. They cover my chest back, face. I have changed nothing! What could be the cause?

The past 2 months I am getting hives all over my body after a shower. They cover my chest back, face. I have changed nothing! What could be the cause?

Urticaria: Most commonly it would be Cholinergic Urticaria caused by a rise in skin temperature. These tend to appear as very small bumps surrounded by red flare.
You could also have hives from water itself called Aquagenic Urticaria but this is rare. An allergy to products used in the shower is also possible. Finally the pounding of water on to the skin may cause Dermatographic Urticaria but unlikely. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I am always breaking out in rashes/hives at night on my back. Thank you?

I am always breaking out in rashes/hives at night on my back. Thank you?

Might be ur bedding: Urticaria tends to be more generalized though, check ur bedding, try bathing b4 going to bed at night with a moisturizer soap and wear cotton underwear / sleeping gowns, over the counter anti-histamines if taken on regular basis would help as well, if all don't work u need to see an allergist or a dermatologist ...Read more

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Hives have spread from wrist to back and now chest. What's going on and what do I do?

Hives have spread from wrist to back and now chest. What's going on and what do I do?

Hive challenge: Hives (urticaria) are very annoying, itchy and frustrating to both patients and physicians. For acute hives (lasting less than 6 weeks) frequently a cause is found when a very detailed history is taken by a physician experienced in diagnosing and treating hives. These triggers can be medications, stings/bites, foods, and even infections. It is common for hives to "come and go.". ...Read more

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I keep getting hives. Seems to worsen when lower back is hurting than sharp pain on both sides?

I keep getting hives. Seems to worsen when lower back is hurting than sharp pain on both sides?

You may be surprised: To know that hives is caused by a signal from the brain to the cells in the skin. The commonest cause is poor diet, particularly all the sweet stuff. ...Read more

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I'm taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) due to hives. But I need to go back to work! What should I do?

Combination therapy: One of the most current recommendations for hives (urticaria) treatment is to combine sedating antihistamine, e.g., Atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken at night and nonsedating one, e.g., zyrtec, in A.M. ...Read more