Hives won\'t go away!

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 1:57am
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My 13-yr-old daughter is in her 4th week of hives. We don't know yet what she is reacting to--among the foods she had the day it started were shrimp, strawberries, and macadamia nuts. She is on her third round of prednisone, as each time the dose is tapered down, the hives are still there. For the first week the reaction was very severe--unbearably itchy, large welts, which moved around, and swelling of face, hands, and feet at various times. After 2 weeks on prednisone and also taking 2 different antihistamines, the hives are better but not gone. It has been about the same for these last 2 weeks--not that itchy anymore and no more swelling. But it doesn't go away and even the high doses of prednisone only clear her skin temporarily--doesn't even last until time for the next dose. Has anyone else experienced a reaction like this? Is it still possible that this is an acute reaction (doctors don't consider it chronic until after 6 weeks)?

I realize that this is not a diagnosed peanut allergy, but I love the site and hope someone can help. If someone knows of a more appropriate site, please let me know. Thanks!!!

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