Causes of urticaria in children include food, medicines, and other triggers. Common causes include:
Other types of hives include:
These are the most common signs of hives in children:
Your child’s healthcare provider will figure out the best treatment for your child based on:
The best treatment is for your child to avoid known triggers. If the hives were caused by a medicine, your child should strictly avoid that medicine.
Your child’s healthcare provider may also prescribe:
If your child is having trouble breathing, your child’s healthcare provider might use a shot of epinephrine to help decrease the swelling and the itching. Your child’s provider may show you how to use an emergency kit that has epinephrine to keep near your child in case of future episodes. Discuss this with your child’s provider.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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