My 14 year old son has had chronic hives since he was 2.

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My 14 year old son has had chronic hives (physical urticaria) since he was about 2 years old. He reacts with hives to cold exposure as described in this article. Luckily we are able to control his daily hives with the use of Zyrtec every day. He still has breakouts with swimming which is beginning to become embarrasing to him at this age. Has anyone experienced hives for this length of time? 12 years is a very long time.

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    my Chronic Urticaria seemed to last about two years then would go away for decade hive free.....then had another two year bout of the hives treated it with Claritin at the time then I was hive free for another decade or so.  I am now in my 60's,  3 years ago they started up again.  Mine seem to be when there is stress in my life.  I am so sorry to hear that your son at such a young age is having to deal with this.  He will probably grow out of them and they will just stop.  I hope sooner than later for him.  Hopefully someone will blog that has a child dealing with this that can pass on some advice or thoughts.  I wish for your son.....healing.



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    I have heard of a lot of ppl having them that long or longer.. I had them about 40 years ago when i was pregnant , never had them again till now and have had them for over a year.. I am taking xolair shots as nothing else helps them.. I feel so bad a child has had them for so long or even at all.. they are very frustrating and mess with your quality of life.  I sure hope you can find something to stop them for good.. 
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      Hi Jana

      are you hive free with the Xolair injections?  Or do you have to add something else to keep the hives away.  I'm so sorry to hear that the hives have revisited you after all those years!  And hope they leave you soon.  Were you having any stress in your life at the time they started.  I believe that is what brought mine on.

      Take care



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      Hi Wendy

      I had my 6th xolair shot end of feb and had hives the first week in march for four days.. Went to the allergist and she told me to quit the antihistamines and i have .. so far so good I have only had one or two hives a day now with only xolair shot but there are days i itch like crazy and no hives. I am trying to get off gluten and sugar again and see if that helps the itching but for me a sweet and carb lover it is hard. Altho we eat so healthy otherwise fresh fish, fresh veggies, salads , juices etc.. So at first i was taking antihistamines along with xolair now i am not but if i get a lot of hives I will be taking an antihistamine altho i really dont know why as they do not work for me totally either.  I will keep you posted .. Take care 


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