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Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004: Hives?
By Nicosmom on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 01:18 pm:

About 3 days ago I noticed ds had tiny bumps on his face. I called his doc and they said give him Benadryl. That was yesterday, and they're still there. Today he said his eye hurt, he has the tiny bumps on his eyelids too. They don't cover his face and you have to be up close to him to notice. I was thinking of getting the Benadryl cream. What is it and what should I do?

By Nicosmom on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 01:22 pm:

Okay, he's pretending he's our hamster and trying to run from me, but I caught him and they look worse. His face looks so bumpy! He keeps scratching and rubbing!

By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

What do the bumps look like?

By Nicosmom on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:18 pm:

very small, they seem to almost come and go, the doc said keep giving him benadryl

By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:31 pm:

are the flat/raised?
are they red, white,etc?
are they seperate or do they run together?
do they come to a head with puss?
are they on top of the skin or under?
where are they located?
did you introduce anything in your home that would cause an allergic reaction? (pet, new detergent, cleaner, open windows when they are usually shut,etc...?)

By Mrse on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:43 pm:

Ok, did the doctor actually see the bumps, or was it just a phone conversation? If it was hives wouldn't it be all over? If he came into contact with stinging nettles, that would itch, what does his hands looks like? I would get some calamine lotion, on it read first make sure thier is not a problem with it being so close to the eyes first)you only need a little on the end of your finger. I used this when my kids had chicken pocks.

By Amecmom on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:49 pm:

I don't mess with rashes, especialy on the face in the eye area. Take him to the doc or better yet to a ped. dermatologist. Never had much luck with the Ped. when it came to rashes, but the derm. always manages to figure it out.

By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:50 pm:

I agree! Did the doc. see them? How can he assume it is an allergic reaction and suggest Ben. when it may not even be hives! There are hundreds of differnt rashes out there that signify many things/sicknesses. Staph,pox,etc...

By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:54 pm:

yes, definately a derm! My daughter was misdiagnosed 3 times by her ped.

By Nicosmom on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 05:19 pm:

I've inquired about taking him to the allergist but I need my doc's approval for anything I do. I didn't even know there was a ped. dermatologist. Nothing really new in the home either. The bumps are on top of the skin, very small, no puss, no color really. With benadryl they seem to go down and I've put calamine lotion on them. Thanks for the advice.

By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 06:51 pm:

sounds like an allergic reaction. HHMMMMM wonder what it could be. Food allergy, maybe? Has he eaten anything different. Remember, sometimes the body doesn't react to food until days later or until there is enough of what you are allergic to "built up" into the system. Hope you get to the root of it! Good luck!

By Yjja123 on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:12 pm:

I have had hives (on a cruise a bouquet of flowers were the likely cause) and they were itchy splotches. The bendryl gel was a lifesaver. They relieved the itch and made the color go away. It took me 3 days before I got rid of them---in time for my vacation to be over with!
Good luck!

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