N.M. asks from Oakland, CA on June 28, 2009
J.M. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
About four days ago, my daughter got diagnosed with polymorphous light eruption because she breaks out in hives when out in the sun. Cortezone cream is the best for this type of skin disorder.
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K.W. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
My mother suffers from heatherticaria (sp?) and I suffer from the cold version.
There is special sunscreen you can get your son if this is what it turns out to be. Take him to a dermatologist to have them look at it.
Otherwise I would suggest, Eucerne Calming/cooling lotion. It is very helpful with hives. My son just broke out in them and it took 3 weeks for them to go away, but this lotion helped.
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N.J. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
Hives are an indication of allergy and can get out of control especially if exposed to the same trigger..Should be seen by an allergist preferably while the hives are present. It can be something in the environment as well as things taken internally. The biggest worry with hives is if they occur internally..
I get hives and didn't start until I was in my 40s, but they have been scary since and I take three medications daily to avoid them and other allergic reactions. sorry to be alarmist, but before you try the home remedies, you should discover the cause, just to be sure.
V.T. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
Try Aloe. My boy got a few mosquito bites & they swelled up a lot. I put on standard green aloe gel from the drugstore & it's helping. Also a long time favorite is Arnica. I recommend actually a product called Traumeel. It has Arnica & some other herbal ingredients that work even better than Arnica alone. It is great for bruises, bites & rashes, sore muscles, & joint pain. The only contraindication is for cuts or broken skin. I researched why, & it's because Arnica impedes blood clotting. No actual harm comes from getting it into opened skin. I would just rinse it off of a cut if it was causing problems.
K.M. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
P.V. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
When I get hives, I take an antihistamine. It reduces the swelling that causes the itching.
S.R. answers from Sacramento on June 29, 2009
About a 1 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in a bath always works well for my son and his rashes. I bet it would work for you too......
P.L. answers from San Francisco on June 29, 2009
During my last 2 months of pregnancy. I broke out with hormonal hives. I was dying. Nothing my OB or internalist can do. I just had to wait until the baby came. It was so itchy, I couldn't sleep at night.
Anyhow, my girlfriend recommended Emu oil and it worked. Google it. I ordered the product from a local vendor in the Napa Valley. It pure. No chemical added that can irritate us. Try it. I hope it helps.