Raised, often itchy, red welts on the surface of the skin.
- An intensely itchy, raised rash also known as urticaria or nettle rash.
- It could be in just one area or widespread, and is usually an allergic reaction to something.
- It is serious if it is accompanied by other symptoms of anaphylactic shock like swelling of the mouth or lips, noisy breathing, difficulty swallowing or drowsiness.
- In this case you must take your child to the hospital immediately.
- Ask the pharmacist for advice in mild cases.
- If you have identified the cause, help your child avoid the allergen.
- During an attack you may give your child antihistamine recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.