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My son has broken out in hives and it just looks like the poor child got attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. They are very itchy can anyone reccomend something that works, we've tried calamine lotions and oatmeal baths.

The hives are antihistamines going wild in his body, he takes allergy medicine every day for it.

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Asked by LunaAlexander at 1:57 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Peppermint oil will soothe it, as will applying ice and Benadryl.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:58 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • benadryl cream and the med u take by mouth also ask phar guy or gal they can show u what it looks like

    Answer by seabrezze_11 at 2:00 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • oatmeal was the best thing for daughter when she had an allergic reation to penicilin. She broke out in hives its just something that will take a lil time to go away. and peppermint oil will def soothe the itching for him. (agreeing with nightphoenix

    Answer by bradymoma86 at 2:05 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • could an epi shot help?? i would think he shoud carry one around if they're that bad

    Answer by calliesmommie at 2:22 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Benydyrl

    Answer by sstepph at 6:53 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • benedryl pills & put benedryl cream on them

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:19 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I agree with above...benadryl elixer is a good idea.

    Answer by kristi95 at 7:39 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • DS has had times where he has broken out in hives as well. The only thing that has ever helped him is Benadryl. I hope your little feels better soon.

    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 7:49 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • That is really scary. Has this happened before? Other than benadryl or cream, I can't think of anything to help.

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:40 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Is he old enough for Benedryl?

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 8:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

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