Hives for the 1st time, after 7 years w/out

Posted on: Sat, 05/28/2005 - 9:36am
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Okay, I know there are many topics going now that reference to this topic, but I had to ask a few questions anyway. I also plan on asking the doc as soon as we get into him again.

My 7 yo DS has broken out into hives 3 times in the last two weeks..all three times at school. No known ingestion, ate the same foods he always eats. This is our first experience with hives. I used to say that I only wished one of his reactions were hives..only because asthma and gastro is so hard to pick up early, unlike hives. Now, I wish he never broke out. Of course, after reading most of the posts today..I messed up and only did benadryl. So, I have a few questions for ya..

1. How many of you/child experienced hives as a reaction well into this "disease" for the first time?

2. How many of you use benadryl vs. epi with hives when there are no other symptoms and there is no reason to believe it was ingested?

3. Is there anyone here that did not use the epi and later had ana..and needed to use the epi?

4. I know that some believe or have experienced ana. with inhalation or touch and then there are those that do not believe you can have ana. with these two incidents. If a child can come in contact with it..via wall, faucet, another child, etc..and then puts his hands in his eyes, mouth.. How can you possibly differentiate between what could have been the problem (ingestion or not) and if Epi is necessary? Does any of that make sense?

5. Is it possible that his sensitivity has increased? He was already sensitive to it through smell, but would usually get red, swollen, itchy eyes.

My doctor has always said no matter what, use the epi. I know it is better to do it and it be a false alarm rather than not use it..but when all they have are hives, not other syptoms, not feeling bad at all.. grrr

Ya know, you KNOW you should use it..and yet I hesitate. How awful is that? Is the needle that intimidating to me? That means that I would have used the epi three times in 9 days for three seperate incidents. He went the entire school year with little to no reactions and then, what I assume to be slacking off by teachers due to the end of the year craze, he has three in two weeks time. This last one was Friday, the last day of school. He still has the hives on his face and hands (palms of hands). He also gets a lacey rash on his belly and thighs.

I guess the bottom line is to use it no matter what..boy am I glad school is out!

Sorry so long, but thanks for letting me get it out.

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