Yesterday I noticed a few hives on Molly's chin and a couple on her abdomen when I was getting her dressed.
As the day progressed they just got worse and worse.
She didn't act like they bothered her at all though, she didn't even itch them.
By bedtime they looked like this.
She woke up about midnight and tossed and turned for hours.
About 3 in the morning I took her out to the couch and held her.
By this time she was started to itch them a bit, so I turned the light on to see what we could do about it.
Once I turned the light on, I realized how bad they had become. Her eyes were swollen and they covered a lot more of her face. And they covered most of the skin on her abdomen and back.
I didn't take a picture, but they were about 100 times worse then the above pictures. They were everywhere.
Luckily, she was still happy and not having any trouble breathing.
Even so, we took her to the ER at 4am because they were SO BAD.
(they don't look so bad in this picture, but they were.)
The doctor felt like they looked like drug eruption hives. We hadn't given her any medications in nearly a week, except a Claritin once the hives started. Either way, the hives were from something she ingested. We have no idea what it was, but this girl gets out of bed 20 times before she goes to sleep, so it could have been anything.
We started giving her 12.5mg Benadryl every 6 hours (which is quite a bit for a little girl). But they faded and were gone within 3 days. The benadryl made her sleepy, but she was still functioning.
We were glad she got better quickly.