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Has your child broken out in an itchy rash? If so, it could be a case of hives. Although hives can vary in size and shape,
common signs of hives include: – Slightly raised, pink or red areas on the
skin – Welts that occur alone or in a group, or
connect over a large area – Skin swelling that lessens or goes away
within minutes or hours at one spot, but may appear at another spot Although hives are often itchy, they are usually
harmless and temporary. If your child has hives, follow these tips
from dermatologists to help care for your child at home. If the hives itch, consider giving your child
an over-the-counter oral antihistamine for children. Always follow the directions on the label
and use the correct dose. This will help relieve the itch and discomfort. For additional relief, apply a cool washcloth
to your child’s hives. Whenever possible, try to reduce your child’s
scratching, as this may worsen the rash. One way is to keep your child’s fingernails
short. You can also consider applying an over-the-counter
anti-itch cream with pramoxine or menthol to your child’s hives. Always use the product as directed. Bathe your child as normal, but make sure
the water is lukewarm, not hot, and limit the bath to 10 minutes. You can also ease the itch by adding a product
with colloidal oatmeal to your child’s bath water. Use gentle, fragrance-free soap and avoid
bubble baths and scented lotions. After bathing, pat the child dry with a towel
and apply a gentle moisturizing cream or lotion to damp skin. Maintain a comfortable environment for your
child. In summer, air-conditioning may be preferred,
and in winter, it is helpful to have a humidifier. You should also dress your child in comfortable
clothes that are loose-fitting and 100% cotton. Cover the skin to reduce scratching, but make
sure your child is kept cool to avoid overheating. It isn’t always clear what causes hives,
but a few common triggers include: The best remedy for hives is to try to avoid
whatever triggers them, although this is often difficult. To do this, keep a log of when your child’s
symptoms occur. If a particular trigger is suspected, take
note, and avoid exposure. Mark down the time of day and how long the
hives last, as well as any changes to your child’s regular environment that may be
contributing to the problem, such as dust, animals, or the outdoors. It may also be helpful to keep a diary of
your child’s foods and medicines. If your child’s hives seem to worsen or
your child is experiencing more serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or vomiting,
go to the emergency room immediately, as this can be life-threatening. To find a dermatologist in your area or learn
more about hives, visit aad.org.

31 thoughts on “How to treat hives in children

  1. If I know how to care hives for ever could I make money n how? Cuz I use to have hives twenty two yrs ago too. Now one of my kid have its but I need some scientists two find out what care my symptoms n I know what I use but not easy to get its

  2. I have a group of five hives on top of angry exema (idk how to spell). I've put exema cream where the exema is visible, not wanting to put it on the hives, and I take half an antihistamine morning and night, putting different cream on my hives. The antihistamine works for half a day and I'm scratching again. Scratching relieves itchiness but aggravates stinginess. Help?

  3. I missed school in third grade for I think like a week cause my hives I took oat meal baths oat meal baths work pretty good

  4. I have spent months investigating treating hives naturally and found an awesome resource at Avyan Hives Plan (google it if you're interested)

  5. I had hives on my legs I just put warm water and then an ice pack

    The next 30 mins they were gone because it was a small case of hives

  6. I just went to doctors for my hives & there so bad !! & my hives hurt too !! Is that just me or anyone else having these symptoms??Had to be out in 20 mg of prednisone for 10 days ..

  7. none of you had hives as bad as me i honestly wanted to die at one point i would go to take a shower, id look in the mirror and i would be scared just to look at myself it was covering my whole body and it lasted for a week in a half. now whenever i go outside at noon or when its hot i get itchy not hives but i feel the sensation of it. now im probably going to take vitimans for the next 2 years till i grow out of it

  8. hi everyone ,if anyone else wants to learn about how to treat hives rash at home try Pyzork Hives Cure Professor (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my buddy got great results with it.

  9. help!!! I have hives on my legs , stomach , back , neck , and shoulders i don't know what to do !! It started when i first came home from soccer practice ..?

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