Hives????

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Has anyone's child ever develop a hive on face or elsewhere out of absolutely nowhere???????? Last night my DS got a huge hive on his cheek after his bath. Nothing different about bath. Eventually went away by itself. Well, today we walked into Kroger and about 1 minute later he had a big hive on his lip. I had just wiped his mouth. Can a wipe cause a hive? I am so confused because he was not eating anything either time. No other hives appeared. I did give him benadryl today because it reminded me of his peanut reaction. We were not near any nuts and they are all bagged too. Has this happened to anyone? We just don't know what is going on!

On Jan 18, 2006

My kids often get hives for no apparent reason. Most of the time it is right after they had a cold. The allergist said that many children get "viral hives". Could it be something like that?

Cathy

------------------ Mom to 6 1/2 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

On Jan 18, 2006

I do not think so. He has no other symptoms and he hasn't been sick. What is crazy is that we were at my parents and there kitchen looked like a nut factory exploded in there. I walked in and was like what the h---! is this. My son develops a peanut allergy and you go crazy buying every type of nut God ever created! And guess what-no reaction there! We visited from out of town for 4 days.

On Jan 18, 2006

A friend of mine said her daughter used to get hives on her legs just from something pressing on her skin. The girl outgrew that. Maybe just the wiping could irritate the skin and cause a hive? Or maybe there was something in/on the wipe...

I hope you figure it out! These things always make me crazy, too.

Cathy

------------------ Mom to 6 1/2 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

On Jan 18, 2006

This happens alot with us too. And oddly around bathtime, too. Sometimes around dd's cheek... I wonder if its from her neb mask that we use before the bath? Other times its in the daytime..for no obvious reason. I have never asked anyone about it...I just think she has seneitive skin. Hmmm. I look forward to others responses.

Jill

------------------ Jill DD, 5, TNA DS, 18 mo. EA, MA

On Jan 18, 2006

My oldest has VERY sensitive skin, and when she was btween 6 months til about a year and a half old, she would developed hives on her legs around bath time. the dr just called them "non specific' hives....she had no allergies at all. it finally stopped happening.....she has eczema still,( 8 1/2 years old) but has never gotten hives like that again . We have a friend whose daughter is the same age and seems to get hives from EVERYTHING, and nothing. it is very frustrating for them, they just can't pinpoint anything. Jen

On Jan 19, 2006

Yep.. my samantha is the queen of the mystery hives. We talked with Dr. Wood about it and he basically said we'll never be able to pin it down to what causes them.

At school this year she's been doing fine. We have all the precautions in play and she never had a problem. Just after thanksgiving break, she started getting hives every day in school at around the same time!! No food was around.. no explanations! It lasted until christmas break and since she's been back to school, nothing! Not one trip to the nurse.

Whenever we leave our house, there's almost 100% chance possibility that Sam will get a hive somewhere at somepoint in the day. They just show up and with benadryl, they go away. I think she's just very very sensitive and if there's even the remotest chance of peanut reside anywhere, she reacts.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!! Otherwise, I haven't a clue!!!

On Jan 19, 2006

This was my dd also last night. I noticed that her cheeks were a little red and blotchy.

I gave her Zyrtec that she takes every night, but by the time she went to sleep she had huge hives on her neck! I hate this! She also may be very sensitive and has had many days of mystery hives. I woke her up to give her Atarax because hives around her neck mkae me crazy!

Now I have to walk her into school because I have no idea whether the hives will return today and I don't want them to assume she is having a reaction!

That is the hardest part for me- deciphering what is going on and telling school to do the same!

On Jan 19, 2006

I used to get hives from cold water and from sitting on vinyl. So it could really be anything...

On Jan 19, 2006

My DS spent all summer with mysterious hives. Benadryl worked for him. Since he ahs started Singulair, we have had less hives. My other, non allergic son was covered in huge hives after a field trip to a local grove/animal rescue facility two weeks ago. He needed Benadryl and prenazone for 3 days. We still can't figure out what they were from.

On Jan 19, 2006

Yes, this has been happening more and more to my ds. 2 weeks ago, he got a hive right where I touched his face (so now he's allergic to mommy too)

He gets many mysterious hives and they bother me wondering what it is from, what did I have on my skin, what was in that room he touched, etc.??

These also are never usually when he's eating anything.

Linda

On Jan 19, 2006

This is precisely how we first discovered that DD has aerosol sensitivity to several allergens. I would never have put it together except that she eventually developed upper respiratory symptoms as well once at the grocery store...it must be the bakery, because they fade on their own once we move away from outflow vents around the store (hope that makes sense).

We have always found (well, not ALWAYS) that we can pinpoint the aerosol source if we just look around.

But this may not be your explanation since you had the experience at your family's house. Or maybe that increased your child's sensitivity.

Anyway-- I agree totally with samirosenjacken. 100% probability if we leave the house. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Benadryl to the rescue.

Edited to add: It is much more alarming until they are older (school aged) because at that age, they can reliably tell you if it feels more serious (ie- multisymptom). I think that's why adults and those of us with older kids seem to take this a bit more in stride. But I recall feeling as you do-- at my wits' end over it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by Corvallis Mom (edited January 19, 2006).]

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