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Old 01-24-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Allergic reaction? Hives?

On friday morning I noticed my daughters (19 months) ear was quite red we were playing at a local play gym so I thought she must have hit it. I noticed it disappeared quickly so didn't think anything of it. May have been a coincidence but sat morning I was making breakfast and I noticed a welt beside her eye. I was really worried about it and took her for a walk in the ergo around the block. By the time we got back it had gone but over the course of the day I noticed a new one pop up and then go. They are little red circles with white spots in the middle. She is also getting red blotchy skin mostly on her face. All day she had it coming and going. This morning I found a bump on her arm that has disappeared already and one on her cheek. She is still getting blotchy skin. I am thinking its hives and it says online that there are many different reasons for hives. My husband has a cold right now so its possible she is fighting it off too. Or its possible she is allergic to something I suppose. She has no other allergies and the only two things she has had that she hasn't had before are orange juice and a bagel.
Wondering what other mums would do? Wait till tomorrow to call our family doc and get an appt? Go to walk in this afternoon? Or wait it out completely, provided it doesnt get worse?? Thanks!!


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Old 01-25-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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Can you call and talk to a nurse/doc on the phone?
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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Re: Allergic reaction? Hives?

It does sound like a possible allergic response to me. It's possible that it's a reaction to a new detergent or fabric softener. If she's highly allergic to a food, she doesn't have to ingest it for it to cause hives. We had 2 days of hives last week after I took ds shopping. My best guess is that there was some kind of peanut residue on the shopping cart handle (which LOOKED clean) and it then got transferred onto his clothes. He broke out in the store and had hives off and on for 2 days. I ended up washing my clothing, his clothing including his coat, his bedding, his body, everything I could think of, and then the hives went away.
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