Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Hannelie | 2010-01-28


Urticaria (Hives) 4year old

Please Help!

My 4year old boy suddenly got this red hives all over the back and front and some on the bottom. Nothing on the face and I went to the GP and all he gave me was a cream for a rash... It is now 2weeks (Sunday) and I really don' t know what to do? I did look on the internet and I come up with Urticaria It looked exactly like his! I even took n photo of it.

We do not have medical aid and I see one can treat it with anti-histamines but I don' t know what will help but not make him sleepy? Shame I see as he return from day-care it is even worse (due to the heat). I cut out some of the foods already and today I will move the dogs out of the house. He only started day-care in January and I even think maybe it is something there that triggers it. This just came one day and now it seems that it is here to stay.

Hope you can help.


Expert's Reply



I am not sure about the diagnosis here as hives do not usually affect the bottom.Also the hives rash usually only lasts for a few days not 2 weeks.Try him on an antihistamine such as Allecet syrup 5ml once daily [at bedtime] and if the rash does not clear after 3 days your son should be seen by a doctor even if you have to take him to the paediatric department of your nearest public hospital.

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