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What can cause itchy blotches on a childs skin?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually hives

Hives are raised itchy bumps, splotches, or welts caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction.
Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used.

In brief: Usually hives

Hives are raised itchy bumps, splotches, or welts caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction.
Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used.
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