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Hives all over the body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello i have a question about a 20 month old
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   my son has hives over 90% of his body and he has had them for 48 hours. Benadryl every 6 hours. He had a cold two weeks ago that still is having problems(runny nose cough).
User :   Can a virus cause hives and if so how long should they last before we go see a doctor?
Doctor :   I will help you in this
Doctor :  
Can i ask few questions ?
User :   yes but i only have 4 mins left before my time runs out
Doctor :   are the rashes itching and pain ful
User :   yes they itch him
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
are they red and swollen
User :   yes
Doctor :  
does the kid have any weeping lesions ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Virus will not cause hives
Doctor :  
its the allergic reactions
Doctor :   to allergens, insect bite, bee sting
Doctor :   food and dust allergy

Doctor :  
which causes hives
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