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My son gets hives when he has or is fighting a virus. This started in February when the whole family got the flu. I took him to the pedi and eventually the allergist. He had not had any new foods at the time. The allergist said he has Gionatti Crosti Syndrome--which is basically viral hives. The key difference in these type of hives, than from those from an allergy, is that the hives do not bother/itch the child. At one point entire portions of his body would be red (like his whole back or chest). The hives come, disappear and reappear. Each time he gets them (each new episode started from a new virus) can last between two and six weeks.
Just wanted to share in case it's not an allergy to food.