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HFMD? IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
21st Apr '13

Soo yesterday, my daughter had what I thought were hives...well now I am pretty sure they are not. I gave her benadryl yesterday and it didn't do much so I was like well idk wtf it could be then? Then at night her stomach started getting more & more of them, so I gave her more benadryl & she went to bed. Well when we woke up, her whole stomach is pretty much one big splotch. and the tops of her legs are becoming splotchy as well. The only thing I can think of that it reminds me of is when my nephew had Hand, foot & mouth. The weird thing that is confusing me is that it started on her stomach, which I was pretty sure didn't happen with HFMD....she has had some of the prior to getting the rash symptoms of HFMD too. So I am just asking if it is possible that it is HFMD? I called the nurse line & I am about to take her into the ER if they don't respond back soon enough....she is acting fine & isn't bothered by it or so she seems, but the way the rash is spreading has me totally freaked out. It is creeping up on her neck as well now. :\

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
21st Apr '13

I would not think HFMD simply because the drs told us (both my kids and my DH have had it, somehow my DH got it twice) it will not spread all over their body. I would think maybe chicken pox.

MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
21st Apr '13

Both of my boys had it everywhere. Check the soles of her feet....if there are spots/bumps there that is probably what it is. My doctor told us that HFMD is one of very few things that will cause the bumps on the soles of feet.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
21st Apr '13

Just because it didn't go away with benadryl doesn't mean it isn't an allergic reaction.
Benadryl stops the histamines from reacting, but if there is already a rash it can stay there for a bit and if the benadryl wears off then the rash can begin again. The main reason you give benadryl with an allergic reaction is to maintain an open airway in case of anaphalaxis.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Just because it didn't go away with benadryl doesn't mean it isn't an allergic reaction. Benadryl stops ... [snip!] ... begin again. The main reason you give benadryl with an allergic reaction is to maintain an open airway in case of anaphalaxis."



Yea, the nurse told me that to keep giving her benadryl for a full 24 hours and if it isn't better by tomorrow to bring her in because she will probably need steroids for it if it isn't getting better.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" Yea, the nurse told me that to keep giving her benadryl for a full 24 hours and if it isn't better ... [snip!] ... and if it isn't better by tomorrow to bring her in because she will probably need steroids for it if it isn't getting better."

Has she had anything new or been around anything new? Regardless I would try to get her in to the doctor tomorrow then they have it documented and can possibly do a blood test for allergens, or refer you to an Allergist.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Has she had anything new or been around anything new? Regardless I would try to get her in to the doctor ... [snip!] ... the doctor tomorrow then they have it documented and can possibly do a blood test for allergens, or refer you to an Allergist."


They said it is probably from the virus she has because she hasn't had anything out of the ordinary & it started a couple of hours after she ate anything soo too long of a time between eating and them starting.

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting IDGAF ❤:</b>" They said it is probably from the virus she has because she hasn't had anything out of the ordinary ... [snip!] ... the ordinary & it started a couple of hours after she ate anything soo too long of a time between eating and them starting."</blockquote>




Everytime my son has a cold he gets a rash. It is very common when they are this age.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear
lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting IDGAF ❤:</b>" Yea they said it was giant urticaria."</blockquote>




Caused by what?

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear