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My husband and I think our 4 month old has hives. It's gotten slightly worse and we have never changed anything. The spots just appeared. Any ideas on how I can treat it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Feb. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Best is to call you Dr and to figure out what they are and how to treat them. Als you will need to figure what if it is hives what caused it. Hives can be dangous.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Hives are an allergic reaction. Have you changed anything lately? Soaps, laundry detergent, shampoo? Have you introduced a new food? Sometimes a food intolerance can be the problem. A food intolerance takes a while to show up. It is not as severe as an allergy, but can have the same outcome. It just takes longer for the symptoms to manifest.
    Do you breastfeed? If so, have YOU eaten anything new? Are you in a new house? New building materials are full of toxins. There is a law suite in Texas at the moment over new houses making their owners sick. There are a lot of variables to look at in a case like this, and the doctors will not always be the ones to do the looking. They prefer textbook cases, and it is never that simple.

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 10:19 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • It could be something you do her laundry in. Or maybe your colonges that you use. Still ask your doctor.

    Answer by annie610 at 10:58 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Yes, better safe than sorry with hives.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 11:29 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, with no clue to what it is, in a 4 month old merits a trip to the Dr. in my opinion.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:18 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

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