Allergies/Hives - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

Allergies/Hives

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Allergies/Hives - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

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:

  • Allergies are mild
  • You want recommendations for over-the-counter medications for your child
  • You have tried an antihistamine for 24 hours and  the itch is not relieved
  • You have other concerns or questions

Be seen at Little Spurs in-person  if:

  • Your child is short of breath
  • You believe they might need a breathing treatment or stronger medications prescribed
  • Your child starts acting very sick

Go to the emergency room if:

  • Is having difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Has a history of severe allergic reactions
FAQs
About Allergies/Hives

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:

    1. Keeping windows closed during the pollen season, especially on a windy days when dust and pollen blow around and in the morning when some pollen counts are highest
    2. Keeping the house clean and dry to reduce mold and dust mites
    3. Keeping the household free of pets and indoor plants
    4. Avoiding foods or other substances known to cause allergic reactions in your child
    5. Preventing anyone from smoking anywhere your child, especially in your home and car

The symptoms of an allergy include:

      1. An itchy runny nose, with thin, clear nasal discharge and/or stuffy nose
      2. Itchy watery eyes
      3. Repeated attacks of sneezing and itching of the nose, eyes, or skin that last for weeks or months
      4. No fever
      5. Often seasonal (spring, summer, fall before frost)

Cold symptoms include:

      1. Stuffy nose
      2. Nasal discharge that is usually clear initially but can turn colored and thick
      3. A duration of 3 to 10 days, with or without fever
      4. Occasional sneezing
      5. Absence of itching

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