Hive Talking

Hives on LegOn Saturday, Gohan came and told me that he had broken out in a rash. As there was nothing on his face at the time, I didn’t expect much. Then he lifted his pants leg and I was amazed to see raised, red splotches all over it. The rash was also on his arms, chest, and back. I had never seen a rash like this before! It was late at night and I had to put Dora to bed, so Mr. Mo had to take Gohan to Urgent Care. I don’t know if all moms are like this, but I just don’t like it when I am not there to talk to the doctor myself. It always seems that important things don’t get relayed to me, our household doctor, or the professional doctors, if I don’t go to an appointment. The urgent care doctors diagnosed the rash as hives. We have no idea what caused them, as he had not eaten anything new, we had not changed any detergents, etc. Not to mention that Gohan has never had allergies before, though they certainly run on all sides of our families. He was given prednisone and told to take Benadryl at maximum strength every six hours.Hives on BackThese photos don’t even do the hives justice, as I took these them early in the outbreak. Things would get much, much worse, to the point that no part of his body was spared. He even had hives in his ears and they caused him to run a fever, which I didn’t even know could happen! It would be a full 24 hours before he started to experience any relief, at which point, he fell fast asleep on the couch! Sleeping After HivesWe will be seeing the pediatrician tomorrow for a follow-up appointment. I don’t know if they are going to want him to be tested for allergies or just wait and see if this ever happens again or what. He never had any trouble breathing, thank goodness. Needless to say, this kind of threw things out of whack this week. He is still exhausted and itchy, even tonight and I am still on edge, for fear that they will come back or his breathing will get bad.

I hope this post finds you all feeling well and allergy-free!

Maureen

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Posted by Maureen Sklaroff