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Mystery hives

Among one of the most hated things in my house are mystery hives.DSCN3038

As Tinleigh was eating a dinner of safe foods I noticed three blotches on her belly. For a second I didn’t think anything of it because she was shirtless and could have just scratched her belly for an itch. Then it started. She went crazy itching her tiny torso like a crazy baby. I quickly grabbed her out of her chair and threw her in the tub. By the time we got there her entire belly was red. I quickly scrubbed her down and in that two minutes the bumps popped right up. So I slathered her in anti-itch cream and threw a diaper on her. Got her down to the kitchen and gave her a dose of benadryl just to be safe. Her breathing was completely fine and there were no hives on her face at all. You would think if it had been something she was eating the hives would have been on her face as well. It was the strangest occurrence of hives I have seen to date. Still have no idea what it could have been.

June 26, 2013 - Posted by | Tinleigh's allergies | , , , ,


  1. Gracious! We’ve had mystery hives here too, its been a good five years since them and I still don’t know what caused them. They never showed back up unannounced like that again thankfully. Hope its the same for her!


    Comment by allergictotheamericandiet | June 26, 2013 | Reply

  2. First time commenting here, but been following for a few months. 🙂 I’m glad I’m not the only one whose child has this kind of issue. My son with EoE and EG is 19 months old, and the first warm Spring day this year when we started playing outside, he got an itchy rash all over his trunk and scalp. When he’s inside for a few days, he doesn’t get it, and as soon as he starts playing outside again, it returns! His allergist told us he’s an “allergic child” and prescribed Elocon cream for when he gets his rash. Couldn’t pin it to anything in particular – all environmental scratch tests were negative and his scope was fine.


    Comment by Tanya | June 26, 2013 | Reply

  3. What anti-itch cream do you use?


    Comment by katie | August 6, 2015 | Reply

    • We typically use benadryl cream or cortizome 1%. Since this post though we have aquired a steroid prescription cream.


      Comment by livingtheallergylife | August 6, 2015 | Reply

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