Apple Cider Vinegar
I have exercise induced urticaria and I started drinking organic ACV in organic apple juice first thing upon rising. You wait 15 minutes before eating anything else. I also bought a filter for my shower head to filter out the chlorine. I am also going to try a salacylic acid wash. This all helps. My spots are much smaller after a workout now. The measurements are about 1-2 tbls ACV in about 2 oz. Apple juice.
(Ft. Collins, Co, Usa)
I, too, get exercised induced hives. However, I usually get them only when I'm outside. I exercise everyday in the house with no problem. I've had a food allergy test, but the cause of my hives seems to be enviromental. I get them at all times of the year, so I can't seem to identify the root. We've even moved from MT to WY to CO, and I still have them. They appear only on my legs when I walk, hike, or run. The itching becomes rather unbearable, but they dissappear within five to ten minutes.
Unfortunately, I can't take ACV. It dries out my skin, makes my face break out, and gives me a red rash around my mouth. I have no idea why, but I do have an undiagnosed condition (which is posted on the undiagnosed/mystery conditon page of this site), so maybe that has something to do with it. I really appreciate all the ideas here, and I will have to try some of them. Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts and experiences. And I'll let you know what I find out!
Diamine Oxidase (DAO)
Cholinergic Urticaria (hives due to a sensitivity to heat)
I am looking for cures for Cholinergic Urticaria for my son. This condition happened after he was diagnosed with Blastocystis Hominis parasites after a trip to Costa Rica 2 years ago. We finally have gotten rid of the parasite, but the Cholingeric Urticaria still exists.
Diamine oxidase enzymes supplements help with the symptoms, but they are hard to get in Canada. We want a cure.