Hives occur when your infant’s body releases histamine in reaction to contact with something external or internal. Causes can include: Viral infections. A cold, upper respiratory infection, or gastrointestinal virus can trigger hives.
When should I be concerned about my child’s hives?
When should someone be concerned about their child’s hives? A. If hives are present in addition to other symptoms such as tongue or mouth swelling, breathing trouble, vomiting or abdominal pain, fainting or other complaints, it is important to see a doctor right away.
Can a baby get hives from teething?
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Directly, no. Indirectly, yes. Your baby’s rash isn’t directly caused by teething itself but from excess saliva leaking out of their mouth from increased chewing or irritated gums. This occurs because your child’s spit is full of tiny pieces of food that can irritate their skin.
When do baby hives go away?
Most cases of hives in babies resolve in 1 to 2 weeks. That may seem like a long time, but they will go away eventually! In very rare instances, a child will have hives for a prolonged period. If that’s the case, you should talk to your doctor about causes and remedies.
Viral rashes look spotty. These “spots” are often red or pink on babies with lighter skin, and dark red, purple, or brown on babies with darker skin. They tend to spread across larger areas of the body, including the chest or back, and cover both the left and right sides of the body.
Some infections that can cause hives in children include respiratory viruses (common cold), strep throat, urinary tract infections, hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis (mono) and many other viral infections.
Can digestive problems cause hives?
If histamine is released in the skin, you may develop hives or a rash. If histamine is released in the gastrointestinal tract, you likely will develop stomach pains, cramps or diarrhea. Many people experience a combination of symptoms as the food is eaten and digested.
How long do hives normally last?
How long can hives last? Hives can last a variable amount of time. Usually, eruptions may last for a few minutes, sometimes several hours, and even several weeks to months. Most individual hives last no more than 24 hours.
What do hives look like on a child?
Signs and symptoms of hives
If your child has hives, they may have raised round wheals that look like mosquito bites. The wheals are red on the outside and white in the middle. Hives are normally very itchy, but can also sting. A single wheal often lasts around 24 hours before fading without trace.