Hives is caused by irritation of the stomach brought on from eating too frequently and eating an excess of starch in connection with milk. Only those with catarrh of the stomach are troubled with hives; then fish, fruit, honey, or other foods may precipitate an attack. A fast of one or two days is usually quite enough to correct the hives; but it will return if the child's subsequent feeding is imprudent. Where the hives is severe, the child should be put to bed and fasted twenty-four or forty-eight hours and then given fifty-fifty in the morning, ground-up vegetable salad at noon, and a dish of prunes and fifty-fifty in the evening. When the hives has passed away, feed according to instructions for children of its age.