As a parent, you have to be prepared for anything and everything concerning your child. With babies that are a little sensitive, it is very common for them to likely experience toddler hives. These are red and swollen welts on the skin that may be a result of something- like an allergen or other elements- that may have caused a reaction on your toddler’s skin. Knowing how to address the problem is very important.
If you suspect that your kid has toddler hives, and the likely cause is a pet or a pollen allergy, the best course of action is to get him bathed as soon as possible. This is going to help take away as much of the allergen as you can to get the inflation and the redness down. The use of cold compresses or exposing him to a cold bath may be a great relief to the condition. Getting the bath water added with baking soda or apple cider vinegar can be a good idea too.
It is important to dress your child in appropriate clothing- making sure that you avoid dressing him in something that may be fit or snug in the area where the breakout is. If the toddler hives is making your child extremely uncomfortable, it is always best to call your doctor to see if there are any antihistamines that he might prescribe that will help alleviate the swelling and the itching.
If the child experiences shortness of breath, wheezing, or there is swelling in his tongue, the best course of action is to call 911. This is an emergency situation that needs to be addressed as soon as possible since these are symptoms that your child may be going into anaphylactic shock. This can be potentially fatal and hence, will need the presence of the right medical professionals to be properly addressed.
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