chronic recuring hives in exact same spot every few days.... Please help!

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Ellyboo
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   Posted 10/1/2006 4:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I am interested in hearing from ppl with recurring hives...particularly if they reccur often and in the exact same spot each time or most times...I am desperate to get to the bottom of my sons allergy/rash...
 
He is 17 months old and has been getting them on and off basically since birth....He has them at least once a week. They look like scattered little bites . Mainly the size of a normal pimple, some around 1-1.5 cm with a small white centre...some are flat, some raised. When pressed on they look like a (whiteish) bite, some do actually look like pimples with very tiny heads?
 
I have heard recurring hives could be a cause of an auto imune disease, and was wondering who has been diagnosed with it, and what auto immune disease was it diagnosed as?
 
Thank you for your help....Seems this place is my last hope, since the skin docs here have no idea?
 
 I feel to blame as i was unable to breastfeed him.

Post Edited (Ellyboo) : 10/1/2006 5:19:03 AM (GMT-6)


Red_34
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   Posted 10/1/2006 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Elly, first of all, please don't blame yourself for not breastfeeding. Sometimes by not breast feeding, it's by choice and sometimes it just can't be helped. No use trying to blame yourself but deal with the now. What's done is done and kicking yourself will be of no use. I breast fed my daughter and not my son. Neither of them have too serious of health issues. My son has asthma but was it from me not breastfeeding him? No, I don't think it is. It happened just because it did.

Second, are you sure for certain they are hives? If it is, does his hives happen when he eats a certain food or at random? Have you tried changing soaps? Where do his hives normally appear? Could his "hives" be blocked pores or undeveloped freckles? I'm just trying to get a clear view of what he is experiencing. Do they itch him or bother him in anyway? I know that a 17 month old can't just come out and tell you what he is feeling, so we have to try to decifer things ourselves. Have you tried any lotions or creams and do they help? I know, lots of questions! But like I said, sometimes a clearer picture will help us help you.
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Ellyboo
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   Posted 10/1/2006 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much *Hugs*
I know, you are right, I shouldnt blame myself...First reaction I guess!
 
I cant pin point any particular foods he is eating...The only thing he has had the same from day 1 is formula milk? He is not on formula now, but cows milk...I thought it may have been worse when he has wheat products, but now I am not so sure...I cut out weet bix, and wheat and he is still getting them. They do seem to be random.
 
I dont bath him in any soaps, just water, I wash his clothes in Earth Care Washing liquid, then rinse them twice.
 
His spots normally come up anywhere including his face, arms, legs, tops of hands and fingers, and even noticed a couple in his ears....which he has been scratching at.. The others dont seem to bother him, however, he is quite a grizzly kid, and has been from day dot....Not the usual grizzly. He seems to wake more at night when he has them..Tonight i have put calamine lotion on them to see if he sleeps better.
 
We have tried anti bacterial creams such as bactroban, which did nothing, then we tried an antifungal cream, to no avail, then we tried a very mild steriod cream for eczema, which hasnt worked either... The exzema cream made it worse.
 
Thanks again for your reply....

Red_34
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   Posted 10/1/2006 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a thought, have you had him tested for an allergies? Such as for dogs, cats, pollen, mold, mildew etc.? My son had allergy tests at around the same age, not the scratch test but the one under the skin. The needle is so small that they hardly feel a thing. I think for my son, the worse part was being constrained and not being able to scamper around! lol What about food allery testing? Does he ever get diarrhea or tummy aches? I can feel your frustration, but hang in there. I'm sure you, the docs or someone here may get to the bottom of this.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/1/2006 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
You mentioned you've been to a skin doctor, Have you tried going to an allergy specialist?
I agree with red_34 don't blame yourself for not breast feeding, I was not allowed to breast feed my daughter at all, she was born with a heart condition and the medications they gave me would've passed to her through breast feeding. Breast feeding is okay if you can do it but not everyone can for medical reasons. It's not your fault at all!!!
Hope you find something that helps and I wish you the best...
Please keep us posted..

Ellyboo
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   Posted 10/1/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou for your replies
 
My next step is to take him to an allergist to get some skin tests done.. I will keep in touch :) thanks again for your help

ChickenArise
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   Posted 11/30/2015 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Been going through the exact same thing. I thought it was a bug bite, but it took way too long to heal. Then as it was healing, it came back in the exact same spot.
I know that I am having a reaction to Alternaria mold after doing much research and discovering a leak in the roof. When I looked at a chart of bug bites that happened to include mold hives, it matched the image of the mold hive perfectly.
Check any filters on humidifiers you are using and any recurring damp places. If you are in a dry area it is likely something else.
Best wishes.

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   Posted 12/2/2015 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I have hives on my forehead so I know how distressing it can be, they come and go, and are without doubt due to the food allergies I am having to deal with...and so If it is definitely hives it will probably be down to something he is eating in my opinion. I have a food diary which I have to fill in throughout the day, it has been invaluable, and I think you should try that...also I have problems with Lichen Planus, so it could be a skin problem, something like that, which is why it is worth visiting a dermatologist.
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