At Paediatric Diagnostics, we offer investigation and treatment for for urticaria in children aged from birth up to 16 years of age.
Our expert team of Consultants and Specialist Nurses are highly experienced in providing treatment for urticaria, also known as ‘nettle rash‘ or ‘hives‘.
We are pleased to offer asthma treatment at our outpatient clinics in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, London, making us ideally placed to provide expert treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, North and South Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.
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Urticaria is also referred to as ‘nettle rash’ or ‘hives’, and is a red, itchy and bumpy rash that can appear anywhere on the body. It is a common condition and is thought that affect around 20% of people at some point in their lives, with children tending to receive a single episode that lasts for a few days. However, children can also receive several episodes of urticaria over the space of a 4-6 weeks period before it settles down.
In some patients, urticaria can come back months and even years later, although taking antihistamines tends to help relieve the symptoms.
What causes the condition?
There are a number of things that can cause hives in children, including the common causes listed below:
What are the symptoms?
The common symptoms of urticaria in children include:
Please feel free to contact us regarding the treatment for urticaria available at Paediatric Diagnostics, and we will be happy to see your child at the earliest opportunity.
We have clinics based in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, London, meaning we are ideally placed to provide treatment for urticaria in children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, North and South Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.