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10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Food, drug or virus

Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks.
Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects.

In brief: Food, drug or virus

Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks.
Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Normal kid stuff

There is no connection with ad and hives, unless the child is taking medication.
Hives are a sign of an allergic reaction. See your doctor to figure out the cause of the hives.

In brief: Normal kid stuff

There is no connection with ad and hives, unless the child is taking medication.
Hives are a sign of an allergic reaction. See your doctor to figure out the cause of the hives.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hives

Hives are often difficult to find the offending agent causing the breakout.
Sometimes it is a food allergy or sensitivity. Most common foods are nuts, wheat, fish, soy, shellfish. Start a journal and record everything eaten in the last few days and keep records. See your doctor about help with determining the cause of the hive.

In brief: Hives

Hives are often difficult to find the offending agent causing the breakout.
Sometimes it is a food allergy or sensitivity. Most common foods are nuts, wheat, fish, soy, shellfish. Start a journal and record everything eaten in the last few days and keep records. See your doctor about help with determining the cause of the hive.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
In this age group, hives are commonly encountered with viral infections such as colds/URIs. So monitor for any viral symptoms.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Many Causes

There are many possibilities.
1. Idiopathic (medical term meaning we don't know) , sometimes body is reactive to itself. 2. Food allergy or intolerance. 3. Some times emotional flares can cause them. 4. Could be a GI yeast or bacterial overgrowth of dysbiotic (body unfriendly) bacteria. 5. Sometimes the fabric softener or dryer sheets can cause it.

In brief: Many Causes

There are many possibilities.
1. Idiopathic (medical term meaning we don't know) , sometimes body is reactive to itself. 2. Food allergy or intolerance. 3. Some times emotional flares can cause them. 4. Could be a GI yeast or bacterial overgrowth of dysbiotic (body unfriendly) bacteria. 5. Sometimes the fabric softener or dryer sheets can cause it.
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