Hives on my 9 year old

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Mandy1002
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   Posted 6/22/2015 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I took my 9 year old daughter to the doctor due to hives that would not go away with prednisone or benadryl. She has them on,her arms, legs, neck, face, back and on both private areas. She had an allergy panel done and found out that is is allergic to dust mites and two types of fungus. Recently found mold in my home and every tome we leave the house the rash goes away. Today when I looked at her she had the rash bad and now her body is starting to swell. She also has started having some breathing issues on the house as well. Not sure what I should do now, has an appointment with an allergist on the 29th of this,month. But I am afraid that she is getting worse. Please any help will be greatly appreciated.

bambola2nv
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   Posted 6/22/2015 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not from this forum. But can you stay at someone else's house until her appointment?
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Mandy1002
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   Posted 6/23/2015 2:16 AM (GMT -6)   
No, I don't have anyone that I can stay with. I thought about that as well, but my family's houses are full of people already and no one has room. Wish I could afford to stay at a hotel until I could find a place, but my boyfriend is the only one working.

bambola2nv
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   Posted 6/23/2015 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Mandy1002

You do know Mold in the house is not good for you all right? I honestly think your daughters health is more important. Do you have friends or your parents anyone you can stay with until the problem is solved?
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Alcie
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   Posted Yesterday 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, Mandy.

At least you have an appointment. That's a start. But there could be something besides mold, that wasn't tested for, contributing to the hives. Scratch tests, the only ones that are pretty accurate, only test for a few of the at least thousands of allergens.

Start keeping a daily diary of everything the child eats, drinks, and medicines. Write down the time and any reactions that occur all day. Also include where the child is - inside, outside, at another house ... For more information on keeping your log do a search, in the search box at the top of the page, for "food journal" or food diary or food log. It may help your allergist.

I'd also start getting rid of mold or other allergens. Hopefully where you are you can open windows and air out the house. Then I'd get rid of carpets, rugs, musty smelling blankets. Wash all bedding and clothes, in hot water if possible. Then start cleaning walls, floors, closets, and especially bathrooms. Don't use chemicals any more than necessary because they are allergens too! I use a little vinegar in water for most cleaning. I have a steam mop for hard floors where I can't use vinegar. If you find mold you can often get rid of it with bleach unless it's gotten into drywall. It's not impossible to remove drywall and replace it, if that's where the problem is coming from. If you're using bleach, take precautions! I have the bathroom exhaust fan going when I'm cleaning there and I only use a little at a time..

Mandy1002
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   Posted Yesterday 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I know how sick mold can make you, that is why I am trying to find another place so that I can move. Cause I dont want my daughter to get any sicker. I also rent my place so I can not tear up the carpet in here
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