I am a mother of twin 5 year old boys who have all the energy in the world. I love them and they keep me very busy. About a week ago one of my boys broke out in hives pretty bad and I have never experienced hives before. So I made an appointment with the pediatrician right away. They tested him for strep but the test came back negative.
He did have scarlet fever about 6 months ago and the rash from that was completely different. They told me that he just came across something that he had a reaction to. They told me to give him Claritin and later that night to give him Benadryl. I did exactly what they said and at the time I thought it worked. I kept an eye on him to see what was causing this reaction. Over the weekend he kept breaking out in hives and I noticed it was only when he was outside.
As soon as we would go back in the house they would go away. So I called the pediatrician again and they told me to try Zyrtec on Saturday and then told me to give him Pepcid AC on Sunday. I was very frustrated with this because nothing was working. Finally I called on Monday and they told me that his results came back again and he had strep. So they prescribed an very strong antibiotic.
During the week with their dad, he was told that on this medicine he could not go outside, and I believe he had broke out in hives a few times. I thought from the beginning this is not strep. Now this week is the last few days for this antibiotic and when I gave him a bath the other night he broke out in hives just as bad as before. This child is miserable so I started to do a little research on my own. I believe he might have heat hives, but I am not a doctor.
I was just curious if you might have an opinion on whether this could be heat hives or not? Has anyone gone through this with a doctor before and tried all of these medications? I am thinking about making another appointment but afraid that I will get no answers from them other than what I have been told already. Would love to get some advice on possible steps to take with this.