Hives on a child can be quite troublesome, and itchy. If your child has hives, there are several things that you can do to help. Some may work better than others.
From time to time, our children get hives. These rashes on the skin can cause them to feel uncomfortable, but they eventually wear off without causing any serious health problems. Since hives are a relatively common childhood problem and can be easily treated and managed you must know what to do when you find one on your child or a child of yours has them. Here are a few tips on what can help a kid get rid of the hives…
What To Do for Hives on Child?
If your child has hives, you may be wondering what to do. There are a few things you can try at home before going to the doctor.
First, make sure your child isn’t allergic to anything. If this is not the case, then it could be an allergic reaction to something they ate or touched. It could also be a viral infection that’s causing their body to produce more histamine than usual.
For hives caused by allergies, giving your child Benadryl can help reduce their symptoms and make them feel better faster. Another option is taking a cool shower or bath with your child so that their body temperature can lower and help reduce swelling and itching. You should also avoid scratching any blisters or hives so that they don’t get infected!
Here are some tips:
- Keep your child hydrated by giving him or her plenty of water to drink. Dehydration can make hives worse.
- Use an over-the-counter medication like Benadryl to help reduce the symptoms of hives. This will help reduce itching, swelling, and inflammation.
- If you know what triggered the hives in your child (e.g., foods), avoid that trigger until the hives go away completely.
- Make sure they don’t put their hands or face in their mouth while they’re itching, which could cause them to swallow their saliva.
- Also make sure there’s no danger of them hurting themselves if you think it might happen, keep your child from playing outside or around other kids until the hives have gone away.
- If your child has been exposed to someone who has hives, wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- You may need to avoid certain foods and medications until you know exactly what caused them.
- Call your doctor right away if the hives are accompanied by other symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling around the mouth or eyes, or dizziness.
- Take your child with you to the doctor so they can assess whether the hives have spread beyond his skin. If this is the case, your child may need treatment for anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction).