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This can happen from the environmental changes.
The allergen level goes up and this can cause hives.
anti histamines like benadryl should be helpful.
I guess my concern is why is it random like sometimes when he goes out he will happen not all the time or sometimes they flare when he gets upset
Your son also should be seen by an allergy specialist.
his doctor keeps saying lets just wait
This can be random depending o body's reaction.
is that bad
not bad as he does not have any other symptoms.
Also a blood count can be checked.
what will that tell. do younthink it could be something serious
if that is normal, then this is not concerning.
you are freaking me out
no that is for reassurance
what things could it be that the blood work could show
if it was serious wouldnt it be more frequent
elevated white cell count will require further evaluation.
in case of serious problem it will e frequent
explain more about white count. hives and white count what is the possible relationship
in some types of leukemia, eosinophil count goes up and that can cause hives
also there will be lot of immature white cells ( blast cells) .
this is a rare situation.
but since you asked I mentioned
immature white cells these are medical terms easier to type
do these cells turn into hives? but he is healthy boy
hives are reaction
cells do not turn into hives
wouldn't the hives be more frequent with other symptoms. in the past month he has only had it maybe 3 times
again i want to repeat: this is rare and I mentioned because you asked about other possibility.
this is likely not concerning as his doctor said.
is breaking out in hives 4 times in a month fequent
sunday when it happened he was at an amusement park from 11:30 til about 4:30 and my oldest son noticed 5-6 big hives on his back about 9:30 or so
this is just allergic reaction to environment
being that long afterwards? just making sure. when he was fighting with his brothers yesterday or other times when he has cried he breaks out fairly quick. within the hour
a month ago we were in Chicago and he broke out before bed time twice then these other two times
ok this is not concerning as i said before
internet says lupus could be possible? should I quit reading internet
he doesn't have joint pain, butterfly rash, tiredness or anything. a normal acting boy even when he has the spots
with lupus or leukiema wouldn't other symptoms show
correct very unlikely