what should i do? my 2yr old has hives all over her

Amber - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )




hes this happened to anyone else? what did you do? what should i do?


Pamela - posted on 01/28/2010




did u give her ne kind of medication...I gave my 3 yr old some delsum (sp?) 1/2 of 1/2 dose, and she broke out in hives because that medication was just too strong for her..

Cristy - posted on 01/28/2010




Hives are an allergic type reaction. It'd be good if you could identify the source of the reaction ie) new food. If she's really itchy you can talk to your pharmacist about an antihistamine.

Vickie - posted on 02/15/2010




take her to the doctors. My sister used to break out with hives and it ended up that she was allergic to strawberries and Hi C drinks.

Iysha - posted on 01/28/2010




Like Dianne said, you don't really nee to see a doctor or go to the ED unless she's having a hard time breathing or swallowing. It will save you a lot of time just to go staight to the Benadryl.

Rachel - posted on 01/28/2010




Try giving her an antihistamine like childrens benadryl, and try to figure out what is causing it. my daughter broke out twice in hives, 2 days in a row right after I had my third child, and she hadn't ate anything different, so we assumed it was just stress hives, and she hasn't broken out since then.


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It's most likely an allergy, I have suffered with hives for years and finally went for what they call a rast test they try different things to find the culprit. Watch closely for breathing problems and maybe you should see the pediatrician and get a referral for an allergist? Food allergies are common but also so are seasonal allergies, dust, weeds, pollen, mold and in my case it turned out to be cat and dog! Hope your cutie pie is better very soon. Since she is two Benadryl (dye free) should do the trick but consult with a doc 4 sure :)

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See a doctor BEFORE you start giving her any medications.Medications can treat the symptoms, but you need to find out the cause.

Ashley - posted on 01/29/2010




take her to a walk in if you dont want to go to the family dr .. to make sure the hives havent gone any wheres they shouldnt .. my daughter had the same thing shes 2 now she was allergic to some meds the dr gave her and broke out in hives they covered every inch of her body her face swelled up but after about 4 days they started to go away and now shes fine we just gave her some allergy meds that are safe for 2 year olds have any `questions feel free to message me

Iysha - posted on 01/28/2010




Benadryl....it is a Diphenhydramine and is used for allergic reactions such as hives. You doctor and the Emergency Department will offer it and your baby will be ok. You can also find it at the drug store. You need to find out what it is that your baby is allergic to.

Samantha - posted on 01/28/2010




allergic reaction, my daughter is allergic to milk, eggs, peanut, wheat, soy, all dairy. she breaks out in hives, especially in the creases of her arms around her mouth and such. I actually put butt paste on her worst areas at night and by in the morning it looks alot better or gone. Also zertec for hives it is for 6 older but i always lessend the dose it works great, but that is a thing you can not use every day. it is only once in a day. you will need to get allergy tests done. somethings she will outgrow. my daughter is 3 now and she onlt breaks out on her bottom when she eats soemthing she is allergic to. best of luck.

Dianne - posted on 01/28/2010




The difference between staying at home and using home remedies and needing to go to the Dr at once is whether or not she is having trouble swallowing or breathing. When a person is breakingout in hives it's important to watch them closely.
Hope she is doing better now.

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2010




I would def. see a doctor to figure out why but Benadryl will get rid of the hives in a couple of hours.

Jodi - posted on 01/28/2010




Definitely see a doctor, get hold of an antihistamine, and try to help soothe her if she is itching.

Do you have any idea what may have caused it? It would help. However, sometimes (in fact, in 80% of cases), people never find out what causes it. I went through a 12 month period myself where I would develop hives (including swelling of my face) and I went to see specialists, went through all sorts of test, kept a diary, and we never, ever found out exactly what caused it, and it went away on its own. All I could do was take my Phenergan, and try to keep the itchiness at a minimum when it happened. My specialist explained to me that often, it may be a combination of 2 or 3 things at once that causes the reaction, and it is really, really hard to identify.

So if you have any suspicions on what you think is causing it, start keeping a diary, and you may have some success - I know other people who have. It could be food, it could be certain grasses or plants, it could be anything actually :)

I have always found Pinetarsol fantastic for my daughter ( who suffers prickly heat in the summer) for her itchies, so it may help.

Good luck, I hope you can find the cause.

Jacqueline - posted on 01/28/2010




Give him an oatmeal bath to see if it goes away and if it doesn't then its serious and take him to the doctor!!

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