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My friend has only experienced hives that were large (like 1/2 in diameter) flattened welts. I've assumed that the bumps dd gets in her diaper area after eating allergic fruits were hives. But maybe they aren't?? They're almost like a pimple with a white head. They take a long time to go away, several days. She also gets them under her arms. At one time I thought it was a yeast rash (and maybe it is). I'm just not sure.

What do/can hives look like?
 

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When I was a child I used to get hives a lot, especially after eating anything with citric acid. They were usually the size of a chicken pocks, raised and red. Usually they were on my stomach and arms. They would go away within an hour or so. Several times I had severe hives from reactions to medications where I had to get a shot so they didn't close up my airways. In this case there were so many hives together that it looked like large red patches that almost completely covered all my skin on my whole body. They lasted until after I had the shot. I never remember any of the hives having a white center. Your child's irritations could be caused if your child is consuming foods that are acidic and then when she pees the pee is acidic and is irritating her skin. Maybe steer away from acidic foods for a week and see if there is any change.
 

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I'm curious about this too. DS gets the little white bumps (mostly on his face and arms) after eating sometimes and I don't know if it's accurate to call these hives. They usually go away after 10-30 minutes. What is a hive technically speaking? Thanks.
 

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I'm curious about this too. DS gets the little white bumps (mostly on his face and arms) after eating sometimes and I don't know if it's accurate to call these hives. They usually go away after 10-30 minutes. What is a hive technically speaking? Thanks.
THat's what I want to know, too! Maybe someone else has more info. . .
 

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When my son gets hives, they are raised red welts. I didn't think hives could have a head on them. But I don't think that sounds yeast related, either. That would be more bright red, shiny, and patchy. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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