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Does anyone know a good treatment for hives? My daughter had them for many weeks

  1. markmic36 profile image78
    markmic36posted 5 years ago

    Does anyone know a good treatment for hives? My daughter had them for many weeks now.

    My daughter has had hives for several weeks. They are extremly itchy and uncomfortable. Been to the ER once, her regular doctor 2 or 3 times plus a walk-in  medical place a couple of times. Went to see a dermatologist and she said the hives go away on there own, and the only thing she said was to keep taking Benadryl. It helps as long as she doesn't have to go to school, because it knocks her out. She is only sixteen. Any input or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    Hives usually do subside by itself after a couple of weeks, I would look for something that might be perpetuating the hives. Hives are caused by allergies, so maybe its something she's eating, laundry detergent or soap, insect bites, or even make-up (if she wears any).

    1. markmic36 profile image78
      markmic36posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah its been eight weeks, and they said it was probably not environmental that it was a virus and it would go away on its own, although im not so sure. We are going to see an allergist anyways. But nothing has changed in our house.

  3. Audrey Baker profile image84
    Audrey Bakerposted 5 years ago

    I agree with Alpha, I would try to figure out what is causing it. Recently I went to my dermatologist because I had hives and he said "it happens." No explanation as to what may have been the cause. I even told him when I left town for a week, it went away. It seems too many doctors are on a schedule and not concerned with figuring out a cause; they prefer covering it up with drugs. At any rate, it turns out I am allergic to the soap I had recently switched to.

    1. markmic36 profile image78
      markmic36posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah thats basically the answer we got. They said there is nothing they can do other than let the virus run its course, and the hives will go away on their own. Were going on eight weeks this has been going on.

  4. krillco profile image93
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    Well, being a very allergic person, and especially as a kid, I have had my share of hives. Other than benadryl and maybe a warm bath with baking soda in it or oatmeal to relieve the itch, I'd say a consult is in order with an allergist to find out what she is allergic to. Know what you are allergic to is key to being able to avoid the allergens

    1. markmic36 profile image78
      markmic36posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am going to consult with an allergist anyways. But today the hives seemed to be not so bad. (Im keeping my fingers crossed).

  5. donnah75 profile image96
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    Figure out what she is allergic to and avoid that allergen.  This happened to me in my early 20's.  I had a soy smoothie at lunch and when i returned to my office, I was covered in hives.  I had to avoid soy products for years, even in the most minute amounts.  Benadryl always helped, but it just lessens the symptoms for a short time.  I wonder if the doc can do some allergy testing?  Has your daughter eaten anything new or out of the ordinary that triggered the hives?  I hope you figure it out, as it can be uncomfortable and exhausting.  Good luck.

    1. markmic36 profile image78
      markmic36posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      She had allergy testing awhile ago, and they didnt find that she was allergic to anything. All blood work came back negative, but her white blood cell count was high so they think she has a virus. They dont think its environmental.