Pedialyte and Hives

Updated on January 24, 2015
E.C. asks from South Jordan, UT
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My almost 3 yr old had some Pedialyte a few days ago (first and only time she's had it). Then two days later she got hives. Has anyone else experienced this? I went online, and it is listed as a common symptom. She had them yesterday; then after the meds, they went away. Now they are back again, but in different spots. I have lots of experience with excema (she gets it alot), not so much with hives. Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.

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answers from Denver on

Hives can come when the body is fighting a virus, they usually come and go when the body is fighting a virus. My little one just appeared with them one day all over her leg, they dissappeared and then reappered on her face....long story, called the doctor and her recommended benadryl every 6 hours until that day. She did have some sort of bug. Also, strep throat can present with hives.

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answers from Grand Junction on

Hi Emily- I deal with chronic hives, and see a specialist for it. If the pedialyte were the culprit she would have broken out in the hives within a half hour of taking it. It is an allergic reaction to something else. Don't let a doctor tell you it's fabric softener either. I was told that so many times until I finally went to an allergist. Hives comes from inside you body to the outside. Not the other way around. Benadryl didn't work for me. He put me on Allegra. I don't know if that's available for children. Like others said it could be a reaction to a virus, and they can also be brought on by stress. Hope I was a little help. Good luck!

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answers from Colorado Springs on

It may be from the virus that she's getting over. This happened to my daughter last spring. It basically happens when theri bodies have an allergic reaction to the virus. With my daughter, she had hives off an on for about 3 or four days at the tale end of a virus. I gave her Benadryl, and it helped but didn't totally get rid of them.

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answers from Denver on

Eczema is often allergy-related and so are hives. Both could be related to food, medication, detergent, household chemicals, environmental allergies, pets... all sorts of things!

What were the meds that made the hives go away? Allergy hives can take several days to completely go away.

I'd follow up with an allergist. Your daughter doesn't have to suffer with eczema on a permanent basis! There's a great allergy group on Yahoo where you can get loads of great information. It's called TerrificKidsWFA if you're interested.

Best of luck!

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answers from Denver on

I have never heard of Pedialyte causing hives. It is basically water with elecrolytes in it. So it said on the website hives is a common reaction?

I would check with your Pediatrician.
If the hives came back without her having any more Pedialyte I will betting it is due to something else, maybe a virus.
Are the hives itchy or just raised bumps. Itching is a sign of an allergic reaction.
Common childhood viruses can cause an outbreak on the skin.
I would talk to your Dr as a precaution.



answers from Los Angeles on

I just gave my kid a Pedialyte type popsicle for the first time. It was a generic version. Within about 30 minutes, he had itchy hives all over his face; eyes, neck, cheeks. I gave him some Benadryl. We could find nothing else that he had been exposed to. They came on so suddenly and so intense, I think it might be the popsicles. Maybe it's one of the additives or maybe it's the generic brand?



answers from Melbourne on

This just occurred with my 21 month. I think it's the artificial sweeteners. About a day and a half after starting pedialyte he broke out in hives all over his face, and buttox and even got a couple on the back of his neck and arms. He does have excema, so I know he has an atopic condition. I also have excema. And I am very sensitive to artificial sweeteners. I switched to Pedia Vance and Smart Water.

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