Urticaria in Children

 

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 treatment at our outpatient clinic in Dorking, Surrey, making us ideally placed to provide treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, and all nearby areas.

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Urticaria Treatment for Children at Paediatric Diagnostics in Dorking, Surrey

Urticaria in Children - The Facts

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:

  • Peanuts
  • Eggs
  • Shellfish
  • Penicillin
  • Sulfa
  • Anticonvulsant medicines
  • Phenobarbital
  • Aspirin

What are the symptoms?

The common symptoms of urticaria in children include:

  • Itchy, pink or red swollen areas on the skin
  • Hives can appear alone, in a group, or over a large area of the body
  • The swollen areas can disappear over a 24 hour period, but can come back in another spot on the child’s body

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 are based in Dorking, Surrey, meaning we are ideally placed to provide hives treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, and all nearby location

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