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At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care we are happy to evaluate your child for their allergies either in-person, or on our telemedicine service! Typically hives are allergy-related and we can help with these issues as well. While we can prescribe allergy medications or creams, we highly recommend that your child be seen by their primary care provider for persistent allergy issues.
Be seen at Little Spurs on telemedicine if:
Be seen at Little Spurs in-person if:
Go to the emergency room if:
No, we do not perform allergy testing.
Hives are a very itchy rash usually caused by an allergic reaction. Hives look like raised pink spots with pale centers on the skin. The spots range from 1/2 inch to several inches wide (hives often look like mosquito bites). The spots may be different shapes. The spots rapidly and repeatedly change in location, size, and shape. Giant hives are called angioedema.
If you know your child has an allergy, you can try to prevent a problem with the following measures:
The symptoms of an allergy include:
Cold symptoms include: