*Post-Appointment Edit* Moms of kids with Allergies- Help please!!! *added picture*
We were sitting around playing a couple of hours ago, and my five year old stood up to walk to the bathroom. I noticed a couple of red spots on his legs, so I had him walk back to me. When I looked under his shorts, I found that he was covered in red, slightly raised patches. They vary greatly in size- from the size of a bug bite to about 1.5-2 times as large as a quarter. They cover his buttocks, hips, and the backs of his thighs. He has a few on his forearms and wrists. A few of the small ones have popped up in the last few minutes on his back.
Is this an allergic reaction? Would it be environmental since his face and mouth are unaffected, or could it be a food allergy?
We are going to the pediatrician in a couple of hours. I'm not sure what to expect.
**I have added a picture in the comments on page 2**
Well, the appointment went pretty well. The pediatrician said that the rash is, in fact, hives. He said that it could be a food or environmental allergy, but it could also be from the virus he has been battling (all the kids have a little cold). I'll be keeping an eye on him for the hives to improve or worsen. I also will be keeping an eye on him the next time he eats chicken or strawberries since those are the two foods he ate close to the onset of the hives.
Thanks for all the advice!!