3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 12:53 AM
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Any recommendations for treating hives on a child, (food allergy) in Park Ridge? I'm currently giving oral Benadryl and using hydrocortisone cream. Food exposure was Saturday and rash shows no sign of disappearing. Has anyone's pediatrician given them something stronger?

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 1:21 AM

Not exactly the same but my daughter reacts violently to mosquito bites and was prescribed a stronger antihistamine. Unfortunately I don't know the name of it but your doctor should if it's appropriate for your child's hives.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 1:27 AM

Allergy is to fresh strawberries only (frozen, jammed, processed in any way is okay), so not a life threatening allergy. Otherwise we would have been to the Dr/ER already. I just want the hives to go away, otherwise we will be getting strange looks this weekend in the Dells. �

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 1:37 AM

Try Benadryl ointment/cream

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 1:38 AM

Just use a little bit. Use later on once oral Benadryl wears off

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 5:20 AM

Doc gave my daughter a steroid for a few days.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 5:25 AM

I used Claritin last time my daughter had hives. Lasts longer than Benadryl.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 5:55 AM

May want to go to ER/ doctor. Last year my son had a BAD case of hives that didn't respond to anything. Wound up being a symptom of Strep/ Scarlet Fever. Plus Strep is going around big time!

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 5:56 AM

Kids Zyrtec. My son has a reaction to pecans and it cleared it up within a day or two. The allergist he seen recommended he take it for 5 days.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 7:29 AM

Take child to pediatrician since not clearing up

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 7:41 AM

Go to a dermatologist for the rash and an allergist for the allergies.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 7:54 AM

Get to a dr! The next time the allergic reaction could be way more serious as they can worsen with multiple exposure. Your child may need to carry an epipen as well.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 11:41 AM

Go to the Dr!

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 12:12 PM

The food exposure was at the advice of my pediatrician. I'm not an idiot. I was just wondering if there was something stronger because I was told Benadryl and hydrocortisone. Please refer to original question. Thanks.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 12:25 PM

I was told Zyrtec because it stays in their system longer and allows the body to fight it off. Benadryl is only four hours so it doesn't give the body enough time. If it doesn't start to go away he may need a dose of steroids to fight it off

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 1:18 PM

Zyrtec is good. Not sure about child-dosing. It's worth looking into.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 1:53 PM

Sometimes the doc will also order oral steroids to clear it up. Benadryl is the antihistamine of choice for hives.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 2:02 PM

Try bathing your child in a camomile tea. Let your child sit in it for a good 5 minutes. My toddler had hives from a fever 2 months ago and it seemed to help. I did it for few days. Good Luck!

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 2:07 PM

We were on a strict regimen of meds for unexplained hives. Took 2 claritin's and an acid reducer in the am and 2 zyrteks at nite. - worked great. Allergist told us about the acid reducer from costco - would've never thought of this!

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 2:08 PM

Interestingly enough, the doc gave me a prescription for Zantac (for ulcers and reflux) which will block one type of receptor. Benadryl blocks the other receptor.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 2:37 PM

How much does your child weigh? Our per said over 80 pounds they get full adult dosage. My daughter is 10 is just over 100lbs. Once we started giving her full doses, all medications started to work. For a couple of years it seemed nothing worked no matter the illness. Makes a difference

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 6:42 PM

Add liquid zyrtec. MD might prescribe something stronger but will make drowsy.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 7:00 PM

We ended up going to ER to get steroids

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 7:10 PM

I agree with Ewelina above, your child may need steroids or an epinephrine injection. I am the mom of four and have unfortunately had to deal with allergic reactions like the one you are experiencing.

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3 months ago on 03/23/2017 at 10:54 PM

Cicaplast. 100% works.

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