My daughter just started having episodes of hives last week. There were just a few at first, and then she's had a couple of episodes where she had a plaque of hives on her chest or her lower back. They go away almost immediately when I give her a dose of benedryl, and usually don't return after the dose wears off.
I've been keeping a food/activity journal for several days and can't find any very obvious pattern. Yesterday she had a rash, then had stomach pain, pooped, and the rash immediately went away on its own. Don't know if it was just a coincidence or not.
Should I take her to an allergist? A general doctor? (We're in the process of switching peds because hers has ceased to have patient-friendly policies.) Or should I wait a while to see if I can discern a pattern or if this passes on its own?
Thanks for any guidance on this! I'm new to the world of child allergies and can't get guidance on the phone from her doc--they require an appointment to answer questions).