For how long might red spots last after a reaction?

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 11:26pm
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Devin had a reaction from touching something that must have had peanut residues and then not washing well enough before snack. At least, that's what I'm assuming happened. 15 minutes later, I noticed red spots on his legs. I then checked the rest of him, and they were all over him. They looked like the spots you got when you feel cold. I then checked the extremities, and he had big red welts where the palms meet the fingers. I gave him Benadryl, and that halted the reaction. However, he needed round-the-clock Benadryl for three days and then still needed intermittent Benadryl for a few more days, for some spots and a couple of hives kept reappearing. The itchiness went away on Day 3. The nurse at the allergist's office was skeptical that he still was having red spots intermittently five days later. My gut says it was all related, espec. since it would go away with Benadryl. In your experience, how long can red spots last after a reaction?

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 3:20am
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My son has had hives that lasted more than 2 weeks after a reaction. I would have to give him benedryl 4 to 6 times a day and Zantac liquid twice a day. This happened with his first reaction to peanut and a second time due to a contact reaction.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 3:36am
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That isn't uncommon so don't worry. It is funny though that Dr's will tell you otherwise. I have read on these boards similar instances like your child is having.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 4:05am
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It's good to hear that it's normal. Since it's now 8 days after the reaction, is it OK not to give Benadryl since it's only red spots and he's not itchy? I don't want to keep pumping so much medicine into him unless I have to. I should add that he takes 1 tsp of Zyrtec each night.
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Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:00am
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My daughter had her first reaction to eggs around age 1 and by morning had welts and hives from head to toe. They got worse over the first day and the hives kept popping for several days. I would see them appear right before my eyes and that was so confusing. I am certain she had no additional exposures to anything. I was told it is normal for hives to continue even days after. Overall, her hives lasted a little over a week!!! They slowly started to shrink and fade.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 11:28am
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Quote:Originally posted by dgood:
[b]My daughter had her first reaction to eggs around age 1 and by morning had welts and hives from head to toe. They got worse over the first day and the hives kept popping for several days. I would see them appear right before my eyes and that was so confusing. I am certain she had no additional exposures to anything. I was told it is normal for hives to continue even days after. Overall, her hives lasted a little over a week!!! They slowly started to shrink and fade.[/b]
Did you keep giving Benadryl when you saw any reappear? Is it OK just to leave it alone?
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Mookie---Mom to Devin (PA, born 2004) and Brendan (PA, TNA, SA; born 1999)

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 2:45am
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I wish I remembered exactly what the doctor had me do (it was almost 2 years ago). I do know she was on Orapred for while which calmed her down. I'm not too sure about Benedryl. She did not have an Epipen since it was her first reaction and it did not escalate beyond the hives.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 10:41am
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I had an allergic reaction to Prozac and it lasted 6 weeks.
My daughter had an allergic reaction to antibiotic and it lasted 4 weeks.
Until it works itself out of your body, you can continue to have a reaction. Prozac has a strong half-life.
My doctor had me drink lots of water to keep washing it out.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 3:20am
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My son has had hives that lasted more than 2 weeks after a reaction. I would have to give him benedryl 4 to 6 times a day and Zantac liquid twice a day. This happened with his first reaction to peanut and a second time due to a contact reaction.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 3:36am
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That isn't uncommon so don't worry. It is funny though that Dr's will tell you otherwise. I have read on these boards similar instances like your child is having.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 4:05am
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It's good to hear that it's normal. Since it's now 8 days after the reaction, is it OK not to give Benadryl since it's only red spots and he's not itchy? I don't want to keep pumping so much medicine into him unless I have to. I should add that he takes 1 tsp of Zyrtec each night.
[This message has been edited by Mookie86 (edited January 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 5:00am
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My daughter had her first reaction to eggs around age 1 and by morning had welts and hives from head to toe. They got worse over the first day and the hives kept popping for several days. I would see them appear right before my eyes and that was so confusing. I am certain she had no additional exposures to anything. I was told it is normal for hives to continue even days after. Overall, her hives lasted a little over a week!!! They slowly started to shrink and fade.

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2006 - 11:28am
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Quote:Originally posted by dgood:
[b]My daughter had her first reaction to eggs around age 1 and by morning had welts and hives from head to toe. They got worse over the first day and the hives kept popping for several days. I would see them appear right before my eyes and that was so confusing. I am certain she had no additional exposures to anything. I was told it is normal for hives to continue even days after. Overall, her hives lasted a little over a week!!! They slowly started to shrink and fade.[/b]
Did you keep giving Benadryl when you saw any reappear? Is it OK just to leave it alone?
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Mookie---Mom to Devin (PA, born 2004) and Brendan (PA, TNA, SA; born 1999)

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 2:45am
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I wish I remembered exactly what the doctor had me do (it was almost 2 years ago). I do know she was on Orapred for while which calmed her down. I'm not too sure about Benedryl. She did not have an Epipen since it was her first reaction and it did not escalate beyond the hives.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 10:41am
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I had an allergic reaction to Prozac and it lasted 6 weeks.
My daughter had an allergic reaction to antibiotic and it lasted 4 weeks.
Until it works itself out of your body, you can continue to have a reaction. Prozac has a strong half-life.
My doctor had me drink lots of water to keep washing it out.

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