Hives Or Urticaria In Children & Teenagers

Every kid at least once in their childhood experiences tiny red bumps on the body. These bumps indicate allergic reactions to certain medications and changes in water or clothes. Tiny bumps usually appear on the chest, back, hands and legs and can go by themselves. But, sometimes these bums take the worst shape and cause itching and rashes on the skin. Skin doctors name them as hives.

Dr. Nivedita Dadu is a renowned Skin Specialist in Delhi. She at Skinology Clinic provides skin care treatments for Hives. By taking insights from her this blog is going to detail the hives, signs & and effective treatments.

What are Hives?

Hives also known as Urticaria are itchy rashes on the skin. These rashes spread and make it painful for kids and teenagers to bear. Hives usually develop on the chest, tummy and back. It may grow and target the legs, arms and face as well.

Sign of Hives or Urticaria

  • Raise red bumps on the skin
  • Continuous itching
  • Sensation
  • Itching with no red or white spots
  • Swelling around the itchy area

Causes of Urticaria

Hives are a type of allergy which can be caused by various factors. Some of them are as follows:

  • Change in the climate
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fungal Infection
  • Illness
  • Chemical in food
  • Side of any medication

Treatment for Urticaria

Hives treatments are as given below:

  • Anti Histamines

It is an oral medication-based treatment for allergies caused by excessive consumption of chemical-contained food products. This treatment can also be prescribed for cold, cough and sneezing

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications

In this method, medications are prescribed for inflammation caused by hives or urticaria. The medication may include Alavert, Claritin, Cetrizine and diphenhydramine. These medications help correct itching. But to use these medications for children, consultation with a skin doctor is advised.

  • Dietary Recommendation

To correct hives, a changed dietary plan is also helpful. This plan may include avoiding smoking, excessive salt, and fermented and marinated food items. Additionally, tuna and mackerel fishes increase the chance of histamine. So teenagers are advised to avoid or limit the intake of these fish.


Hives or Urticaria is a skin concern. This skin allergy indicates the adverse effect of climate change, food or medication. Hives cause itching which leads to inflammation, especially on the sensitive skin of toddlers and teenagers. Fortunately, hives are not a worrisome condition and are reversible using improvement in diet and lifestyle. To get a speedy recovery antihistamines and anti-inflammatory medications can be used. But, to consider these medications, consultation with a qualified skin expert is advised.

One can book a consultation at Skinology Clinic, a well-established clinic. This clinic offers various types of medical and aesthetic dermatology treatments including hives or Urticaria Treatment in Delhi. Doctors at this clinic address the cause of hives and provide customised treatment according to the patient’s age and the severity of the allergy. One may visit the Skinology Clinic’s branch located in Vasant Vihar (South Delhi) and another one in Rajouri Garden (West Delhi) and consult with Dr. Nivedita Dadu right away.

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