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Child getting urticaria angioedma when gets cold. No relief with Benadryl. Any stronger medication?

Hi Doctor Grief, my 2 year old ends up getting urticaria angioedma every time she gets a cold . both of these conditions seem to last while she continues to have the cold virus. i have to questions: (1) is this something common, and does it have a cure?, (2) over the counter benadryl has not been working well in keeping down the welts off of her face and hands, and entire body--is there something stronger that i could give her?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
She does have a problem.
Recurrent urticaria should be investigated.
She needs a serum C4 level ,IgE level and C1 inhibitor levels.
Deworm your child first.
Long term management will depend on the the results of the test.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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