Instant Hives Remedy

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   Posted 1/7/2018 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had chronic hives for three years. I've only seen a doctor once (white coat syndrome) and expectantly he basically said he could give me Prednisone (wouldn't go near it - I watched my mother blow up like a balloon on it and also had a terrible time trying to wean herself off it - for asthma though). He said Allegra would do it as a antihistamine. Yes they do work but I'm basically immune to them now and don't like fake chemicals in my body so have tried all sorts of natural remedies. But some work, some don't. And you can burn a lot of money experimenting.

Like any one with chronic hives, I've given up, singularly, everything for a few weeks at least to try and isolate it. Two things have had a major effect. A few months ago I gave up anything with grain in it. So that's obviously any bread related food but also rice pasta etc. That,over a few weeks dramatically took the heat out of them. But then I gave up ginger. This was hard for me as for the last ten to twelve years I've started the day with a hot cup of grated ginger root made into a tea. I've become fairly addicted to it but it's also had a side benefit in that i haven't had a day in bed in all that time - in fact I've never even had a single cold. Anyway, I found that it was related to the deadly nightshade family - ah forgot to say that I've given up everything in that family too - potatoes are top of that followed by tomatoes.
Now I should say here that I haven't completely given up these things. If I'm in town and hungry well down goes a pizza but instead of all those things being part of my daily diet, they're now maybe once a week at most. Instead it's vegetables, salads and meat. So it's helped the hives for sure (still there daily but not nearly as intense and I believe I'll see the back of them within a couple of months at most). But also I feel miles healthier.
In the meantime I discovered the best and cheapest remedy of all. I bought a couple of cold packs that I keep in the freezer. So, when I get a hive outbreak I just hold a cold pack hard down on them for about 30 to 60 seconds. After that. They've gone! When I go out I wrap a pack in newspaper and keep it in the car with me. Doesn't last that long - maybe a couple of hours before it's lost its effectiveness because it's started to thaw but it's truly a great way to get rid of them.

Post Edited By Moderator (Lanie G) : 1/7/2018 7:22:53 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/8/2018 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
your journey sounds a bit like mine there DW - grains are definitely not my friend - still eat them once in a while but that's it - my diet is almost exactly like yours - but i do also consume lots of fruit -

and i have used cold to relieve the itchies - often just a cold wet rag will do -

thanks for sharing -
dx'd with pancolitis 12/21/03
current supplements:vit D, cal/mag, Psyllium Seed powder/Heather's Acacia fiber/ L-Glutamine/Hemp powder slurry 1x/week - grain free/paleoish diet that includes 100% grass fed beef, raw goat milk, & local organic free range eggs, lots of all natural well water, exercise, sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with !

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   Posted 1/15/2018 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

My husband recently went through a year of experiencing hives. They were so bad, there were times he suffered with itching and he wasn't up to socializing. Three dermatologists prescribed steroid creams, but that acted only as a bandaid. We believed the rash was caused from his taking Tegretol for several weeks. We mentioned that to several doctors and they said that the Tegretol could not be the cause because the medication would be out of his bloodstream within a week. We finally went to an immunologist and he said the med woud be out of the bloodstream but possibly not out of the body's tissues.

What at last helped my husband was seeing a holistic MD and her recommending a low histimine diet along with detox supplements! After several months of staying away from the offending foods, my husband has found he is able to eat some of the offending fruits and vegetables but not dairy or gluten products or sugar. The rash seems to reappear and his skin becomes hot when he eats these last two. (By the way, Ezekial bread seems to be okay. He eats 5 slices a day!)

Good luck to you.

Post Edited (almost medfree) : 1/15/2018 5:16:47 AM (GMT-7)

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