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Child having welts all over body. Returns when medication wear off. Cause for its sudden onset?

My 5 yr daughter has all the sudden developed huge welts all over her body. It looks like when you get a spider bite but doesn t actually have the bite mark. I m used to seeing hives , rash types but not usally welts like this. and it doesn t just happen in one is all over. She hasnt had any new foods, detergents or scents etc. Benadryl helps to relieve the flair up but when the medication wears off the welts come back. It is getting better now that we are on day three. I was just curious as to what might be the cause of the sudden onset of the welts- hives and rashes are common skin conditions Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Hi there
I can understand your concerns,The history suggests that your child is having episodes of Acute Urticaria and as you said it is getting better with anti histamines ,that is supporting it further.
1:I would like to add here is you should carefully examine the ingredients in her food and also any medications like anti biotic so that if something is causing it she shouldnt have it in future.
2:If she is running a fever with a rash then again it can be a viral infection like Roseola and needs to be reported at once.
3:If there are symptoms like hoarseness of voice or tightness in the throat or swelling of face and lips then take her to the emergency without a delay.
Otherwise fix an appointment with your dermatologist and discuss the issue.
I hope i made my self clear.
thanks a lot .
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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