Why would a child welt up?
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?
• 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.