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If your child had hives...

...would you still send them to school? He has them all over...including his face. Should I send him to school tomorrow?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • do you know what the hives are from? have you given him benedryl? If you know what they are from and have have treated him with benedryl I dont see a problem with it since hives arent contagious but you may want to send the teach a note explaining what it is or you will probably get a phone call. If you dont know what it is from or benedryl or hydrocortizone cream isnt calming it down I would take him to the dr instead of school.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 4:59 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • No, you want to keep an eye on that since it is an allergic reaction. It can worsen as the time goes on, and he may need more medicine.

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 5:10 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • well my son got them all summer a few years ago. when he went into anyone's pool. when he rolled in grass down a hill and when his tutor came to work with him. ha! she stopped coming by for awhile because they came out as soon as she arrived. i was told benedryl or zyrtec were fine...want antihistimine. usually allergic reaction(grass or food) or temperture(pools was what i was told) and stress/anxiety can bring it on(tutor). within 5-10 mins even his biggest hives disappeared. try meds and think about what is causing them. my soon had this happen for maybe 4 months then it stopped. he liked cortisone cream for the itch while the meds were taking affect. good luck. i agree send him if you can with a note or take him in and talk to teacher about it. taking an allergy pill should relieve it.

    Answer by stargazer74 at 6:41 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i think you should give him another day

    Answer by lilygirl81 at 7:26 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • No I would not send a child with hives to school. Give benadryl, keep home, and if there is no improvement take him to the dr.

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:51 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I would keep him home even though he is not contagious he is likely to be miserable and itchy! Benedril can be your friend!

    Answer by rebeccadac at 2:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • no they might send him back home

    Answer by dorispierce at 11:56 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • no

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:23 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I had the hives as I was growing up: It is mainly caused by nerves. Your best bet is to let your child stay home.
    And also- go buy some L-Lysine (vitamin) - Not only did I have hives but even fever-blisters. And going to school with hives is miserable and not fun.

    Answer by Irontontiger at 1:39 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

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