Chronic Hives and Your Child

It is especially saddening to see a child who suffers from hives, especially a chronic case, due to the discomfort, disability, and emotional distress that they must endure as result of this disease. Not only does the child have to bear the physical discomfort of the hives but they may also suffer from various side effects of therapy. The extensive testing performed in search of a cause for the child’s hives, the poking and prodding, and the time spent in the doctor’s office only add to the misery.

Fortunately, for all you parents out there who fear that something is terribly wrong with your child, studies show that half of the chronic hives cases diagnosed in children clear up completely within a year’s time.