natural remedy for urticaria

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lindi1312
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   Posted 12/12/2014 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
My Urticaria hives are getting worse and I seem to get a new episode every 2 weeks or so. I’m pretty much living on anti-histamines now. Ive moved to a healthy diet hoping this problem wold go away but it hasn’t. I’m wondering if any natural remedies or homeopathy works and if anyone has tried it

Alcie
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   Posted 12/15/2014 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, lindi.

Are you seeing an allergist? No, there are no magic natural cures. You need to find out what's causing the reaction. An allergist can do some simple skin tests to start with.

selenh
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   Posted 12/16/2014 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello!

I've read from Livestrong that Aloe vera gel is a commonly used herbal remedy for healing hives. Aloe vera is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to treat various skin-related conditions, including burns, skin irritations and wounds. There are other recommended herbs like cat's claw, echinacea, and more. Google for more information.

Elvie01
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   Posted 12/20/2014 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Seeking help from a health expert is still advised though. You have the option to consult a medical doctor specializing on allergies or a homeopathic doctor who prescribes herbal remedies and other alternative treatment to treat hives. Just don't self-medicate until you know what really ails you.

Alcie
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   Posted 12/21/2014 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Just thinking -
Moving to a "healthy" diet may not be as healthy as you'd think. A lot of people have allergies or sensitivities to perfectly good food or chemicals contained naturally in certain food.

First, of course, is see the allergist and get some testing. Blood testing isn't worth much, but skin testing might pick up something to which you react strongly.

Second, no, actually right now while waiting for that allergist appointment - start a food journal. Look up "Food Journal" in the search box at the top of the page. It's free and easy. Just get a half-size notebook and write down on each page the time, what you eat or drink, medicines, and any reactions noted.

Some people react as long as 2 days after eating certain things they don't tolerate - which is why you need the notebook. I've gone back in my "food log" months later to check out if I had any small reaction to something I hadn't previously paid attention to.

When you get a list of foods/meals that are suspect, you have to break down those meals into ingredients. That's called "challenge testing." Look that one up too, but that's at least a couple of months down the road.

When I got my list of foods, drinks and medicines, I listed them and put in "food allergies" into Google and came up with a specific chemical. Mine was sulfites. Other people have different "food triggers" like MSG, salicylates. My reaction was not hives either, although some people with this intolerance can have the "true" allergic reaction (hives).

Elvie - You've got that right! Find out what you're treating first! We'd love for you to start your own thread and introduce yourself.

selenh - Yes, Aloe might be helpful. I've had several good experiences with it treating burns. Do you have any experience with it treating hives? We'd love to have you start your own thread too.

kirstyloux123
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   Posted 7/7/2015 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i went on holiday around june 2014 last year and caught the sun as normal was absolutely fine untill i came home and 2 weeks later started developing a slight rash, didnt think much of it untill it started to get worse and itchier as the weeks went on, i saw my doctor and got reffered to a dermatoligist who done several blood tests and food allergy tests as they thought i may have been allergic to some foods, i was patiently waiting for the results, within 2 weeks i got the results back and everything came back fine and i was not allergic to any foods and my bloods were fine!!
Then made an appointment with the doctors again and was just given different types of anti histamines which did not really do anything, as the weeks were going on and on my rashes were getting worse and bigger to the point where i was completely covered from head to do and have had 3 cases of angiodema which caused my lips and eyes to swell up, i was given an epi pen by the doctors and had to use it within a week of getting it as my lips got big again, i have suffered from depression since i was 15 i am now 22 and have had this rash for a year, my dad put me on private insurance and have been reffered by my doctors to see a specialist in london and have been very lucky to have been given 3 treatments of xolair they work for few weeks but for me not completely gone and am still itchy, i have one more due but dont think i will be able to have as i have just found out that i am 3 weeks pregnant, i am currently on 3 tablets 180mg per tablet of fexofenadine which helps take the itchiness away but doesnt completely but have just been told by my doctor to stop taking these because i am pregnant, if i stop taking these my urticaria is going to be still so bad, i have been diagnosed with idiopathic chronic urticaria and each dcotor keeps telling me theres no cure it will go away in its own time, i cant cope anymore and now that i am pregnant i am trying to stay as calm as possible as i want the best for me and my baby but with this urticaria it is ruining my life!!!!!!
I have now been given 5 epi pens to carry around as i could have angiodema at any point as thats how bad my rashes are!!
If xolair injection was put on nhs i think it would help everyone suffering from urticaria massively as it does take most of the itchiness away which is such a relief but me doing several of these through private insurance has cost £1,200 per injection so i am only entitiled to 4 but only last for few weeks up to month, with the way my urticaria is i am going to need one every month but now that i am pregnant i really dont no what to do!!!
someone please help me!!

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 7/11/2015 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Food allergies don't always show up on blood tests - not all of mine do. I think the ones that don't are probably intolerances rather than true IgE type reactions. Food colourings and preservatives are often culprits for urticaria. Presumably you've ruled out washing powder?

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Poppie
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   Posted 7/22/2015 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had chronic Urticaria on my forehead for about 2 months and I was fortunate enough to figure out the cause...basically I was eating figs, which I love, but they were not organic, and therefore possibly contained pesticides, and once I stopped eating them the rash went away...I think if you can discovered the cause, which I know is not easy, then the rash will go away.
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