Mystery Hives

Posted on: Thu, 05/02/2002 - 12:04am
wood145's picture
Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

pI was wondering what everyone does when your PA child had mystery hives. Dylan woke up with them this morning, they were contained to his shoulder. I did give him Benedryl and sent him to school. I showed his teacher and asker her if she thought they were hives. She said they looked like hives to her. I don't know if it's peanut related or not. What would you do in a similar situation? /p
pthanks, Karen/p

Posted on: Thu, 05/02/2002 - 2:51am
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

Lauren has had mystery hives 3 times. The first time I panicked because they went away with Benedryl but reappeared then didn't respond to Benedryl. That scared me because I didn't know where the reaction was going. They were all over her body. I brought her to the ER and they kept an eye on her for about 3 hours and then put her on prednisone for a week. We could not verify that it was a reaction since all she ate was safe (mainly home-made food).
The next two times she had them we only dealt with her primary who gave her prednisone when the Benedryl and Zyntax failed to work. She had to take it for a week again and the hives disappeared in about two days.
Confusing when things like this happen. I hope this helps and all works out.

Posted on: Thu, 05/02/2002 - 3:02am
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

My son has had mystery hives about 12 times. We cannot link it to anything. It is usually contained to one area of his body (like his stomach). We have kept records of his reactions and what he has done that day, but there is no pattern. He has been home for almost all of them - and we keep a nut free house. We asked the allergist about them and he was not concerned because they are only a few hives. But I am concerned because each reaction is supposed to get worse. I always treat with Benedryl, even if I don't know the cause. The hives have always luckily responded well to the Benedryl. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I wanted you to know we are going through it too.

Posted on: Thu, 05/02/2002 - 5:26am
wood145's picture
Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for your replys!
He still has the hives (and a few more have popped up). It doesn't seem to be related to anything that I can think of. I'm just happy it hasn't progressed further.

Posted on: Sun, 05/05/2002 - 7:47am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My daughter had severe case of hives ~ 2 months ago. She was covered in hives from her neck to her ankles and her right ear was swollen. The school was sure she didn't come in contact with anything as she was in her class at the time. Her hives lasted ~ 1 week and especially when she was physically active. We mentioned this to our daughter's specialist and he felt it was a virus. I'm not really convinced but his explaination was that some cold viruses can cause hives and that usually a peanut reaction will only last ~ 2 days. I really don't know what to think.

Posted on: Sun, 05/05/2002 - 10:41pm
Marla H's picture
Joined: 02/26/2002 - 09:00

Though I know that your doctor's response may seem like a pat answer, it may be true. When my non-food allergic son was younger (preschool), he occasionally had mysterious outbreaks of hives for which we could determine no cause. It's tempting to look for a food allergy every time you or your child gets hives, but it may just be a virus or another kind of sensitivity (I've had some persistent hives-type rashes from detergent).

Posted on: Mon, 05/06/2002 - 3:30am
Grateful's picture
Joined: 04/10/2002 - 09:00

My pa son has had mystery hives twice, with no exposure to peanut. The doctor said virus the first time (he said they see it a lot), and the second we assumed virus (he had the flu). He responded well to Benadryl both times.

Posted on: Fri, 12/29/2006 - 11:15am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

What type of pants did she have on?
Pants with metal snaps or zippers.
I get hives and itchy from blue jean snaps and buttons.

Posted on: Fri, 12/29/2006 - 11:23am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

She might have viral hives. My elder son got them all the time with viruses from the time he was 3 1/2 until 7.

Posted on: Fri, 12/29/2006 - 11:33am
Precious1971's picture
Joined: 12/21/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[b]She might have viral hives. My elder son got them all the time with viruses from the time he was 3 1/2 until 7.
What causes viral hives? I seem to get mysterious rash or two every now and then....almost always at the same places of my body.
My upper chest area, on the right side of my jawline, under my knee bones, behind my ears, and my neck.

Posted on: Fri, 12/29/2006 - 11:50am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Actually she's been in her pj's all day. They're polarfleece and made like sweats. She took a shower after supper and it turns out the hives are all over. Her arms, legs, everywhere. [img][/img] I wish I could remember if she had a virus plus hives in the past. I think she did and dh thinks so but I don't know. She has only had hives a handful of times and this is, by far, the worst episode. She's been sick for over a week now with the cold.


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