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Aug 22, 2008
amber f
My oldest son broke out in hives last night. After a dose of Zyrtec and Benadryl he woke up this morning worse off. We are headed to the doc at 2:00. My dd had chronic hives last summer and was on Zyrtec and Benadryl for 6 months. But out grew them. Any one have experience with hives for no reason? Can this run in families? We haven't changed anything. No new foods, no new detergents, soaps. We were at the park last night and there was some brush near by but he wasn't really in it and where the hives are (his butt, thighs and hips) were covered by his undies and shorts. It is a mystery. I hope the doc has some answers. I'm really hoping this isn't an on going thing as it was with my dd. Lots of doc appt, er visits, and finally a trip to a specialist. UGH!
Aug 22, 2008
mom to Mila 2-20-2007
and Robby 4-22-2004
Mila is on Peptamen JR 30 cal by NG tube. Open Heart Surgery 2/08/08. Captopril, Zantac, Losec, Lasix.
It sure can run in families. one doctor called my son's frequent hives " twitchy mast cells " and said that although they were uncomfortable, they weren't dangerous.
Aug 22, 2008
amber f
Well I felt like I knew more then the doc. on this cause Jasmine had gone through it. So I am to continue the Zyrtec and benadryl and hopefully they will just go away. If he is in discomfort call and he'll put him on steroids. The doctor was asking me ?s instead of me asking him. And he "honestly doesn't know if it runs in families". Well I least I brought him in and if it doesn't go away it is in his file and hopefully we can get the referral to go see the amazing Allergist my dd saw.
Aug 22, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
I'm probably a little late in posting this since you've already gone to the dr, but I used to get hives as a kid just before school started every year. They'd clear up once it started, so finally by high school we just chalked it up to nervousness about school. I'm not sure that's relevant here, but a thought. Also, from my experience, a warm bath made them itch way worse, and they looked worse as well. I'm not sure if it your routine, but I'd make bathtime several hours before bedtime, just to help him get better sleep.
Check with your
doctor first!