Hives on a 3 yr old

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   Posted 3/17/2011 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My 3 year old son had a hives outbreak yesterday evening and another one tonight. I am unsure of what to make of this. He did not eat anything new; however the common denominator between both outbreaks was eating chocolate with almonds. The first night it was an Odwalla Chocolate bar and tonight it was a piece of milk chocolate with almond and some Rollos (chocolate with caramel). I have been treating him with Benedryl and the symptoms disappear after one dose.
It is odd that I had hives on my leg just last week as well, but there was no itching for me like there was for my son. Also, my marks did not disappear like his. After my rounds of benedryl, my red marks turn to purple bruise like marks. I should point out that I have always had a peanut allergy, but my son has not had any allergies and we know that he is not allergic to peanuts.
Any insight you could offer would be helpful.

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   Posted 3/18/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Allergies can develop at any time unfortunately, so don't rule out a peanut allergy yet.
Seems like you have to rule out some things Chocolate and Nuts...Not all chocolate is manufactured the
same, sometimes they make chocolate right after mixing peanuts, read your labels better..
Try your son on peanuts, if no rash then that's good and it's probably not a peanut allergy, then
try almonds if no rash then that's ruled out, then try chocolate, but try a chocolate that's not manufactured near nuts,
like Ghiradeli (Spelling is off), they take more cautions when they make their chocolate and it's not made near any nuts...
and if still no rash then take your son to an allergists for help, as it could be an air born allergen or maybe chicken pox.
So many things can cause a rash, hope you can find out what's causing it soon...and hope he's feeling better, soon...
Well wishes to you
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   Posted 3/18/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Three is a big time for children to develop allergic reactions. They've been exposed to a lot of allergenic foods for one to two years, so their immune system has had time to get mad. When I think of hives in young children, my mind goes to citrus and strawberries, so also think about whether he might have had either of those.
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
How's it going with your son?
Healing hugz and well wishes...
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