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Symptoms Of Hives On A Baby
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
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
I read where u can't be desensitized to nsaids if hives are the symptom. So why does my allergist want me to try taking a baby asp a day to desens me?
My child has had a low grade fever and some cold symptoms since Monday (mild cough).Today he developed hives as well. What can I do aside from Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Hydration & perhaps: A longer acting antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine) (depending on your childs age). It sound like your child had a viral upper respiratory illness, & hives are often associated with viral illnesses, along with many other possible causes (food, medications, environmental exposures, etc). Hives often get worse the 1st few days, then get gradually better. If wheezing, swelling develop see Dr ASAP. ...Read more
A 5 year old has been randomly vomiting since october 2nd with no flu or cold symptoms. The child gets red eyes and had hives and bruising under the skin. We went to the e.R. But are not satisfied. Opinions?
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
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
Well I have a few problems, health wise. I've been having what's seems to be symptoms of (hives) been on and off for atleast four months!
Hives: Hivea can be stimulated by exposure to allergens or other environmental causes but a work up is warranted because in some cases anaphylaxis can occur which can be dangerous or life threatening Recommend consulting with an allergist ...Read more
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
I've been dealing with chronic hives for about 10 years, wondering if there's anything I can do to reduce symptoms?
Perhaps: Unfortunately, sometimes hives last for decades. The usual medications like antihistamines (h1 and h2) are first line. Some patients can have improvement with montelukast and recently the medication Omalizumab injection was shown to help with hives. (it's approved for asthma currently). An allergist can review the list of treatments and find one that may help. It's frustrating--hang in there! ...Read more
Had mesh removal surg. 11days ago. Incision is partly open. Any correlation to the hives like symptoms I keep getting?
I've been breaking out in hives for about 2 months now, and its been happening constantly. No other symptom but the hives. What could this b.
Hives (urticaria) that have been present for over 2 months typically fall into 3 categories. 1. Chronic autoimmune-body is reacting against itself; blood test available
2. Chronic idiopathic-we don't know why
3. Physical urticaria; many triggers such as heat, cold, dermagraphism.
Anxiety can make hives worse, but don't assume it is just nerves. Allergies are a more frequent cause of acute hives. ...Read more
I'm treating myself for hives. I have 10mg 24 hour relief anitihistamie. After taking two symptoms lesson for a few hours. How many can I takeforrelief?
See your doctor!:
urticaria (hives) is a difficult condition even for immunologists to make a diagnosis. Most hives are caused by viruses promoting an instability in the functioning of immune system, and should subside in due course. Some underlying conditions and allergies need investigation by your physician. If symptoms persist, tests need to be done as a guidance for future treatment. See a doctor. ...Read more
Yes if when with dog: Any severe allergy can cause hives in the allergic person, so yes, hives could be due to a dog. More people are allergic to cats than are allergic to dogs, by a large percentage, but some people have life- threatening dog allergies. Severe reactions can include eye swelling, throat- closing, coughing and asthma, and shock, as well as skin rashes including hives. ...Read more
They can be: Chronic hives are thought to be an autoimmune reaction to the cells that make histamine, and can be associated with swelling of the lips and tongue. This type of angioedema is usually itchy and rarely affects the back of the throat or causes trouble breathing. The hereditary form of angioedema does not cause hives and does not itch, but can cause trouble breathing. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more
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
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
Started eating mostly fruits and no junk, symptoms felt better for heat hives. Symptoms gradually started a month after starting junk a year ago. Why?
No: Though hormones have been shown to affect hives, no, Harish, hives are not a reliable indication of pregnancy. I have seen certain women get hives during pregnancy, though. I would ask her to be careful with taking medicine if she is pregnant, especially if she is in the early stages. ...Read more
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