Dermatology Community
hives that are not going away
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

hives that are not going away

my nephew has a really bad case of hives. they were bad enough that the doctor gave him a steroid shot. he said they should be gone in twenty four hours. they were still there and he started to weez, so we took him back to the hospital. Blood tests later they gave him more steroids and some more antihistemine. Twelve hours later they are still there, spreading, and getting worse. He is now bruising really bad in spots. This is not from scratching as he is only ten months old. Does anyone have a clue what we can do to get rid of them. He is so miserable. All the meds do is make him sleep for an hour but they are not helping any.


This discussion is related to hives that will not go away.
Tags: hives
Related Discussions
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. But since now unexpected bruising is there, so definitely this needs a thorough evaluation. Anemia and deficiency of vitamins C, K, B12, or folic acid are the common causes along with other causes like bone marrow disorders, liver diseases or leukemias. My sincere advice would be an immediate evaluation from a paediatrician.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diane493