HIVES- anyone had this problem with their baby?

Frances - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned one a couple of weeks ago. I am still nursing but she also eats solids. This morning she had a little bit of hives on her legs. Now there is a lot. It has spread to her arms, and stomach. I called a nurse help line and she said not to worry is she is breathing okay and it has not spread to her face and to take her to the E.R. if it does go to her face or her hands or feet swell. BUT Im still worried. It seems to be getting a little worse. But has not spread to her face. Could something I ate gave her this? The only thing different that I drank yesterday was green tea w/lemon. Any advice or am I just freaking out?

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Lea - posted on 05/17/2012

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I am having a similar situation. My daughter is 13 months and I believe she is allergic to something in the house. However the hives flare up most immediately after nursing. I dont think it's anything im eating, because I havent changed my diet at all. It's hard to know where to start.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/22/2011

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That is very odd. If you are taking something for the cold, that could be it. I would never have thought, given her age, that it could be something you ate/drank but anything is possible. I'm glad that you've found she breaks out in hives after nursing. I just wish there was more of a definative answer for you.

Frances - posted on 02/22/2011

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I took her to the doctor yesterday. I have a cold. The doctor said she may have caught the virus I have and her symtom is hives. She told me to give her benadryl and it worked. I have been watching to see what is may be causing it just in case. The weird thing is...every time she nurses she breaks out in hives. I didn't eat very much yesterday, not feeling well, just soup. I haven't nursed her all day. She's mad, but no hives. Very weird

Elizabeth - posted on 02/22/2011

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Did the nurse suggest benadryl or another antihistimine?

My son used to get hives all the time and it took almost a year to diagnose. Has she eaten anything different or new? I doubt, at this age, the hives are from something you drank/ate. Once you they clear, keep track of what she eats, drinks, wears, etc. It IS possible to get hives from touching something, even if a doc tells you it's not. The daycare kid I watch started to get hives on his legs and butt, then they moved up. The 1 thing that changed was he had mushrooms. I would worry too - if you at all suspect it could be food, I would talk to an allergist. Better to be safe than sorry.

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