Having a hives temperature of over 103 degrees F can be very dangerous, especially in children. Treating a hives temperature can be tricky. Your first instinct will be to give your child a pain reliever, if you do make sure that it does not contain aspirin because this can cause Reye’s syndrome.
Reye’s syndrome is a deadly disease that strikes fast and without warning. It can occur in children, teens, or adults. According to reyessyndrome.org it can affects all of the organs, but it affects the brain and the liver in particular. The site continues stating “Research has established a link between Reye’s Syndrome and the use of aspirin and other salicylate containing medications, over the counter products, and topical use products.”
A hives temperature or fever is a sign of illness or infection. If your child is prone to hives outbreaks a little prevention can go a long way. Teach your child how to avoid suspected allergens and avoid fevers by helping your child learn to wash their hands often.
Hives Temperature Changes
Extreme temperatures of either hot or cold can bring outbreaks of hives in some people. Cholinergic urticaria is a condition brought about by a hypersensitive reaction to body heat. The symptoms of this hives temperature condition follow any stimulus that causes sweat. These include:
- Heat from the sun
- Hot Showers
- Spicy foods (which increase body temperature)
Sometimes people only have symptoms during the winter month. This is because their body temperature rises when suddenly exposed to heat. According to Wikipedia.org, “exercising to break a sweat before the onset of cold weather, and through the winter months may reduce the symptoms greatly.”
Cold urticaria may also occur. This means that the body reacts to cold temperatures. Symptoms occur soon after the skin is exposed to a sudden drop in air temperature or cold water. Some exposures can be very dangerous. For example, in this type of urticaria swimming in cold water can cause a severe reaction that leads to fainting, shock, or even death (Mayoclinic.com, 2011).
Out of heat urticaria is more prevalent than cold urticaria. In most cases the causes of these reactions is idiopathic (unknown). In some cases it is caused by an underlying condition or disease. Antihistamines are usually prescribed for hives, but are not as affective in the type of hives that occur because of temperature change. Hives-treatment.com offers some solutions to hives temperature situations. If you have reactions to:
- Sweat: get warm quickly by drying the skin
- Cold weather: avoid walks in the cold
- Chlorinated or cold water: try taking an anti-allergic medicine before entering the pool