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Hives: Tips for managing

How to treat hives in children

Has your child broken out in an itchy rash? If so, it could be a case of hives. Fortunately, hives are usually harmless and temporary. If your child has hives, follow these tips from dermatologists to help care for your child at home.

When hives are mild, you can often relieve the itching at home. Place cool cloths on the hives or take cool showers.

If you have a bad allergic reaction, like shortness of breath, talk to your doctor about a prescription medicine called an “auto-injector.” This medicine stops the allergic reaction when you inject it into your thigh. Follow your doctor’s advice on how to use this medicine.

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