pretty, i have chronic utacaria, too. i absolutely hate it. i still haven't found all of my triggers. it's been worse since i have ulcerative colitis and try a lot of different medications. i just don't know what is causing it since there's so many things it could be from.
i just went to a naturopath who said i was allergic to wheat, eggs, and chicken. i am not eating those anymore but i still have hives. the worst is the itching at night. it keeps me up all night itching sometimes. nothing topical works for very long because they just pop up some place else.
i am trying different anti fungal treatments to fix my gut since the naturopath says it's from leaky gut syndrome. i have no idea but i am trying some of the remedies like garlic, coconut oil, pau d' arco.
my arms have those long scratch marks on them, too!! i get scabs VERY easily from scratching but i just can't help it. lately i have been puting beeswax and tea tree oil on my arms before bed because that's where the hives have been lately.
so you aren't alone!!! it totally sucks. maybe go to a naturopath and see if they can help? it seems like every conventional doctor i go to just tells me to take benadryl and zyrtec. i want to find the cause of the hives or at least fix my gut.
Current: 2-4 bms/day- very anemic/low hemoglobin
Supps: vit C/D, CLO, astaxanthin, b12 shots, colostrum, dig. enz, l-glut, serrapeptase, culturelle, prescript assist, sacro b., scdophilus, molasses, liver
Tried: canasa, rowasa, entocort, pred, 6mp, remicade, humira, lialda, welchol, bentyl, LDN, cipro, flagyl, VSL, Vit E, 8 FT, clay, aloe, slip. elm, vanco for c diff