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Posted by Summer on November 23, 2003 at 22:02:26:

In Reply to: Elizabeth posted by yvette on November 23, 2003 at 13:08:53:

: Hi my 2 yr old has the hives since last night. she broke out with a little fever..and she was throwing up. this morning she woke up again with the hives but no fever..she seems ok. i am keeping her on fluids..the nurse said to take her in tomorrow for a strep test. what could be causing this? thanks

Hi, sorry if im buting in. BUt i found somestuff that might be a little helpful.

The most common cause of hives in young children is a viral infection such as a cold. Otherwise, they may be the result of an allergic reaction to something your child has been exposed to (though often you won't be able to identify the cause). About 10 to 15 percent of children will have hives at some point in their early childhood years. Here are some common causes:

Food and environmental allergens. The most common food allergens that cause hives are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as cashews and pecans), soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Toddlers who have developed an allergy to cats may also break out in hives when they touch the kitty.

Drugs. A child who has developed an allergy to penicillin may get hives when taking antibiotics such as amoxycillin, which is in the penicillin family. This may happen about a week after starting the medication for the first time or during a subsequent course of that drug.

Insect bites and stings. If your child is allergic to bees or fire ants, for example, he may develop hives in reaction to being stung or bitten.

Heat. A child may break out in hives from getting overheated say, after a particularly sweaty play session or on a very hot day

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