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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Doctor :   hiiii
User :   i was wondering my nephew who is 3 had an allergic reaction yesterday and he is still having hives, is that normal?
Doctor :   it is not normla
Doctor :  
User :   the ambulance gave him epi and he had iv's of benedryl and a medicine called adderex (sp?) the er doctors said that it can occur for a few days?
Doctor :   is he having asthma?
User :   dr said something few weeks ago that he could have bronchial asthma? never mentioned anything else about it..
User :   they said this morning that they thought his reaction was to a spider bite and sent him home
User :   with meds
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
allergic reactions are not dangerous but they are not normal too
Doctor :  
it is dangerous if his lips are swollen and unable to take breath
User :   so i talked with a nurse and they said the hives can appear and disappear for 72hrs...his lips were swollen yesterday when it occured and thats why he got epi
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
so first we should know what is he allergic to??

Doctor :  
it may be food /dust particles
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