Why would a child welt up?

@jmcafam (2891)
United States
January 13, 2007 12:49pm CST
My nephew has been welting up the past few days. It comes and goes. Do you think it could be due to stress?
6 responses
• United States
13 Jan 07
It could be stress or he could be allergic to something around him.
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Thank you. I was not sure if stress would cause that to happen. I don't think he is allergic to anything so it must be stress.
• United States
13 Jan 07
If it continues I'd contac his doctor.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
It sounds like he is having an allergic reaction to something. Has he been exposed to any new detergents, or molds? Something that would have come into contact with his skin, perhaps?
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
15 Jan 07
No, nothing like that. He has been around the same old things he usually is around. Thanks.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
16 Jan 07
It depends where on the body the welts are. If they are around the cuffs of pants, neckbands, sleeves, or underwear, it is probably a contact reaction to a detergent or fabric softener. If it is on the face or torso, it may be hives, which is a reaction to a food usually. Stress reactions have no discernible pattern in position on the body or when they appear. When I have stress, I get red marks on my wrists that itch and then I scratch and get red welts. Or maybe I don't realize I am already scratching before I notice the itch.
• India
16 Jan 07
yes
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• Canada
15 Jan 07
in some situations it can be caused by stress but also can be caused by food allergies or viruses in the body. maybe it would be safer to tell someone to take him to the doctor to get checked out just to be on the safe side.
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@babs0818 (1191)
• United States
15 Jan 07
maybe,you should just contact the doctor and ask them,what they think it could be.
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