Hives Treatment

| Modified on Mar 11, 2024
Laundry Soap With Bleach
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 03/10/2024

Tide Powder Detergent with Bleach Crystals for Hives

It was 1970's and Kim was 7 years old. She broke out with a case of hives. Her father started a hot bath and put Tide Powder Detergent with Bleach Crystals (about half of the normal amount used in the washing machine) into the bath water. He had Kim get into the bath and soak. She said to felt like it was burning. After 30 minutes of soaking, she got out of the tube and the hives had stopped spreading. The next day, her mom took here to the base hospital (he dad was in the military). She told the Dr. what her dad did and the Dr told her that daddy saved your life.

Posted by Gustavo O. (Scotts valley ca) on 01/04/2024

How much were u taking daily?

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Misty (New Mexico) on 12/23/2023

Have you done 24hr urine Histamine clearance test? If so sorry, I dealt, still started again from hives, everyday 2010 till 2019. Nobody wud listen to me, nor acknowledge that I have them.Finally went out network found an allergist who was most sympathetic toward me with the issue. That was 2018, but they had go in network, had return to the place that basically threw me out in 2010 & 2017. Looking at Histamine clearance in 24hr urine results from out network dr came up with game plan. I was, am desperate. Started giving me Cromolyn Sodium, it is medication put into water, ingested 4x day. If I put any kind of lotion, oil, baby oil onto my skin while hives acting up makes it a million times worse. There is more to this tale, but if you are just find out if it is NOS hives or from Histamine Intolerance, it could be helpful for you.

Sorry if you have already done this test and I am rambling. Good luck.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Wendy (Dublin, OH) on 11/16/2023 24 posts

If you have hives, check the side effects of any OTC (Over The Counter) medications, e.g., certain ibuprofen brands, and also of prescribed meds. A number of years ago, I discovered I would get hives whenever I took one particular brand of ibuprofen. For some reason, other brands were OK.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe ) on 11/16/2023

Priscilla, have you tried coconut oil?

Hives are sometimes (if not always) a manifestation of an allergy. You might need to hunt down what it is that you are reacting to.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Cheryl (AB) on 11/15/2023

Watch the YouTube video Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, with Joe Cross, as he too had this condition and cured himself. So sorry you are not well, I hope this helps you!!

Cheers, Cheryl

Activated Charcoal
Posted by PRISCILLA (Belize ) on 11/15/2023

Hives have taken over my life. I have done every single test and spent thousands of dollars, and there is no end. Right now I am at home and my lips are swollen. Will try baby oil but I just need a real break from the hives. PS: I watch what I also eat.

Posted by Tasi (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 09/04/2023

Thankyou for your post. I too have developed the same description rash and bumps. Is there a brand of iodine that you recommend? Have there been recurrences of your rash and itch? I realize your post is old, but who knows, you may still get this email. Thankyou.

Posted by Siraj (Pakistan ) on 08/31/2023

Please, I'll highly recommend L Lysine for Chronic Urticaria to cure. I'm using from last 2 days and it's worked.

I'm tired of using Prednisone' antihistamine 'fexophndn' desloratadine' zyratec ect' but all useless.

Posted by Mary (Raleigh) on 08/27/2023

Hives iodine fix

I had hives appear on my face last year. Major stressors were the cause. I had allergy testing and nothing came up. Went on steroids and this eventually resolved the situation and the major stressor went away. Fast forward a year later and major stress came again. Hives reappeared. Went back on steroids and they helped until I stopped them. Searched here and desperately tried iodine. What a difference. I do 6 drops in a bottle of water twice a day. So far hives are starting to resolve and heal. Will continue until they are gone.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Patricia (Eureka, NV US) on 08/05/2023

First Ever Case of Hives!

I have no idea what triggered this. Dowsing with a pendulum tells me nothing! I came on about 3 hours ago. I took 2 Benadryl about an hour ago. Then I took a spray bottle with ACV into the shower. Rinsed it off with fairly hot water. But coconut oil on after the shower. I don't know what stopped the itching. But it's 95% better. Still red and welty. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!

Dietary Changes
Posted by All Dogs Go to Heaven (USA) on 08/04/2023

Hi Karin, I have some information that may help you. Sea salt is a natural antihistamine. I discovered this when I researched why salt made me feel better. My sodium levels are always low or low normal. The normal dose is a teaspoon per day in divided doses. I need more. Also, liposomal Vitamin C helps. I take quite a bit. Avoid being dehydrated, as this increases histamine. There is also an “H” block supplement you take with meals. I have found that chocolate and tomatoes increase my need for salt drastically. Of course avoid anything aged or fermented.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 01/27/2023

My story about using ACV to treat hives. A female friend came over to my house to visit me and while she was sitting on my couch, she started to scratch her back as if something was biting her. She then started to itch on her thighs, legs, torso, all over her body. She thought maybe a spider was crawling on her. I got up to go look at her to see if I could see a spider. Instead, I saw welts and raise bumps appearing on the skin as I was looking at it (craziest thing I've ever seen). I recognize it immediately as hives. I told her she was having a hives outbreak and for her to go too my bathroom and strip off all of her clothing and stand in the shower. She looked at me like I was crazy but I guess the itching and the raised welts appearing all over her body took priority over getting naked at my house. I ran into the kitchen and grabbed the bottle of windex window cleaner from under the sink, opened it up and poured the windex solution out into a container. Gave it a quick rinse inside the bottle under the faucet and re-filled it up with apple cider vinegar. I ran to the bathroom and directed her to stand in the shower with her hands up in the air above her head. I proceeded to spray her all over with 100% ACV. She complained about how awful the ACV smelled. I told her the worse was yet to come. She had to stand in the shower soaked in ACV for 10 minutes. She started yelling at me at this point. Once I was done spraying her down with ACV, I started the bath tub so she could soak in it with 2 cups of ACV added to the bath water for another 25 minutes. After the bath soak, she dried and got dressed. We took pictures of the welts to show her doctor for an emergency office visit she schedule. I asked her if the itching and symptoms were gone and she agreed. The hives never came back and she showed her doctor the pictures of her skin. She told him what I had done to her and the doctor said: Your friend saved your life!

Medicated Foot Powder
Posted by RW (OH) on 09/16/2022

Hi Renee,

Your post brought back memories of having giant hives for many years! My doctor, back then, gave me a refillable prescription for 50 mg of Benedryl that I took for many years. Now, I have memory interruptions that I believe came from that and other statin and sleep meds prescribed, but the Benedryl works fairly quickly. Another thing that helped was a suggestion from a nurse to use liquid starch (comes in a quart or gallon bottle, I believe) and pour it into a cool bath until the water feels “starchy, ” and just soak for a half hour or so. Not sure if this is available at grocery stores still since people seldom starch their clothes any more.

I hope you get relief soon. Best wishes.

Medicated Foot Powder
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 09/14/2022

Dear Renee,

That was a creative solution! So glad it helped!

We have used nettle leaf for uticaria hives and for autoimmune diseases.

For acute hives I take 4 capsules of nettle leaf. When I need them for chronic allergies, I take 4 twice a day, or as needed.

About 10 years ago my daughter, who was 8 years old at the time, had multiple health issues, including migraines, asthma and suspected juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I started to give her nettle leaf capsules twice a day as well as home made milk kefir with L. Caseii probiotic (and others, but I think that one was important.) After doing this daily for about a year, her health had improved dramatically. She still has a touch of allergies, but hasn't needed albuterol in years. She has no joint problems and is a runner.

Nettle and Milk kefir would be some simple things to try...

When she was little our house was surrounded by fields that were constantly sprayed with roundup. I have sometimes wondered if her health issues started with toxic air and water back then.

I trust you will continue to find solutions that work for you!

~Mama to Many~

Medicated Foot Powder
Posted by Jay (Canada) on 09/14/2022

Try borax. Washing affected area with borax as required should provide quick, lasting results with no side effects. Take collagen for the arthritis. Let us know how it goes.

Medicated Foot Powder
Posted by Renee (Boston) on 09/14/2022 41 posts

I started getting urticaria hives about a year ago, around the same time I developed rheumatoid arthritis - so I believe it's an auto immune dysfunction in my body. The doctors only prescribe Zyrtec, which doesn't work. I thought mine were caused from ibuprophen so I stopped taking that but still got hives anyway. I get them 2x a week but can go 2 weeks without so I have no idea what triggers them. I just started lysine this week but woke up with a swollen face today, upper lip and cheeks. So not sure if lysine is working, it's only been 3 days though.

Last week I had giant hives all over my legs and they itched horribly. I tried witch hazel, cortisone cream and aloe, no relief. I remembered that I used medicated foot powder on my dog's itchy skin and it stopped her itching and calmed all the redness down. It worked for my hives! I wish I could stop them from coming in the first place but for now I have a way to stop the itch. My face and lips don't itch, only the other parts of my body that get the hives. I'd rather them there and itch than have such a swollen face that you can't go out in public because you look like a monster.

Try the foot powder or jock itch powder, I think any medicated powder will work. I'm going to try AC vinegar and baking soda to see if that helps. I'll update and let you know if lysine works too.

Borax and DMSO
Posted by Renee (Boston) on 05/25/2022 41 posts

Thank you, yes I have read that. The cream I used was almost pure emu so I'm assuming it's OK. It was hand made by a person who suffers from multiply muscular ailments with all natural ingredients, which were very few. I think next time I make a batch I am going to use organic coconut oil because the other stuff was very expensive.

Borax and DMSO
Posted by Art (California) on 05/23/2022 2146 posts


I am glad the DMSO/Borax/Cream has been helpful for the other two uses you mention.

On a related note, you might want to review the ingredients in the "cream" that you are using to see if there are any ingredients that you would not want "in your body". Many creams and lotions have ingredients in them that you would not want "inside of your body" such as petrolatum, aluminum starch, fragrance, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, dimethicone, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, etc.

When you apply a cream to your skin and let it dry, many of the ingredients remain on the surface of the skin. If you apply DMSO an hour or 15 minutes later without washing the skin well first, the DMSO may allow those unwanted ingredients to breach the dermal layers and that may not be healthful.

DMSO can often allow the wanted ingredients to traverse the dermal layers and potentially go systemic, but it can also allow unwanted ingredients to do the same.

I would like you to be aware of a potential downside to the method of delivery you are using.


Borax and DMSO
Posted by Renee (Boston) on 05/23/2022 41 posts

After reading on here for days I decided to pick and choose several remedies from various people that I thought may seem to work for my arthritis. One of them was the use of a combination of Borax with a mixing cream, rubbing it into sore spots and then adding DMSO on top. So I have been doing that to inflamed areas for about a week. I am not sure if that is reducing my inflammation or the internal use of Borax or the combo but that isn't the reason for this post.

The reason I am writing is because the Borax/cream/DMSO appears to have extreme healing properties! I suffer from chronic urticaria on top of the arthritis. I get giant hives weekly and take antihistamines for it. Regardless of how many antihistamines I take, the hive usually lasts at least 24 hours. The other day I put the mixed concoction and added DMSO to the hive before bed (it had just appeared that evening). By the morning it was gone!!! This has never happened! The hive is always there until about 24 hours have passed.

On top of that, I was stung by a bee yesterday. I usually get a big red itchy swelling for days after. The sting started to itch and burn right away as usual. I ran in, did the same thing I did to the hive and within 5 minutes the sting was gone!!! I find this to be a miracle. I am still amazed by this. I am not exaggerating. This worked really fast!

When I get a chance I will find the recipe I followed and update here.

Chickweed Tea
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 05/15/2022

Yes, KADI. You can absolutely drink chickweed tea! I buy a pound of organic, dried chickweed at a time and use it to make tea. I like to boil about a quart of water and add a handful of chickweed. Cover and let steep 4 or more hours. Strain and drink. It's delicious and very nutritious! Totally safe to drink during pregnancy.

Chickweed Tea
Posted by KADI (England) on 05/14/2022

Can you drink that tea also?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Laurel (Milford DE ) on 02/20/2022

Have you tried a Rheumatologist for blood work? Maybe it's an inflammatory problem or immune system disorder that triggers the hives. Also, Dr. Nicole Apelian and Claude Davis have several books on natural remedies to help manage conditions.

You might be able to message her to ask what book would be best to read first for your son.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Forge On! (Midwest Of Usa) on 01/06/2022

Yes, drinking ACV (ALWAYS diluted! ) helps. However, my 2-cents here......I had shingles on my face & eye over 10 years ago. Using DILUTED ACV in a spray bottle (or gently dabbed) helped relieve / reduce itch. Probably also prevented scarring......

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pat (Nashville, TN) on 01/05/2022

What exactly do you do with Apple cider vinegar? Drink or bathe with it?

EC: Poster from 2016 probably drank it.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Sherry (Ny ) on 09/06/2021

I hope you're doing better.

Posted by Penny (Fresno, CA) on 06/13/2021

Niacin Rush for Hives

Your article on niacin is timely. In 2013, I had hives so badly for months that I could barely function. Back then, my cure ended by just one good niacin rush [300ml]. Recently, I presumed it was fleas, so attacked that idea for weeks, when I then realized, NO, it's hives! I then took 300 ml. niacin, got an itchy rush, did it again a few days later, started to slowly recover. Then, a week later, BY ACCIDENT, I took 1000milligrams!! I survived it better than I thought, & now days later, I believe my full-body hives are seriously on their way OUT! True that I had to bear with rather uncontrollable itching for 1.5 hrs. via the niacin, but that's it. I'm SO relieved this idea occurred to me as a possible way to flush my skin. I was in hell. I hope this helps someone else!

Posted by Iris (Sydney, Australia) on 03/06/2021

Hi there. Curious if your mother ever had hives again?? Did the Lysine work completely?? Thanks in advance—Iris

Posted by Karen (San Francisco ) on 01/30/2020

Had terrible hives nearly everyday for a year. Now they are gone. I took a basic probiotic for a few weeks and also avoided gluten. Apparently my hives were a gut issue. Wheat seems to be a trigger, bit a wheat free diet alone didn't rid me of hives. Wish I had known about this earlier! A short course of probiotics was a very simple fix.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sunshine (Montreal) on 08/16/2019

How can I help you Maria? Could you elaborate a bit on what is going on for you?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 08/13/2019

Dr. Batmanghelidj wrote in his books that histamine is a dehydration signal . Dehydration is a mineral /water imbalance. Histamine can cause hives . So if one mineral or water is out of balance you can have many things happen, Hives, runny nose ,itchy skin or eyes, headaches, nausea, digestion issues, brain fog, fatigue , vomiting. Stress makes the body produce cortisol and that further dehydrates the body. Swimming or bathing takes water out of the body. Mineral salts hold water in place. Bile is slowed or stopped by cortisol and also by low fat diets. Take ox bile supplements to restart bile flow. Bile is needed to absorb nutrients when you eat or drink. I am still trying to learn how to be well. Blessings, Charity

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maria (California ) on 08/13/2019

Thank you for this post. I need some help. Not sure what is causing my hives.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sunshine (Montreal) on 07/19/2019

Have had problems with chronic Urticaria for 4 years mainly because at first I was fermenting and eating A LOT of veggies, yogurt and whatever I felt like fermenting (had a period!) Alcohol was also part of it for often, summer equals COLD BEER!

After all this time my face was pretty messed up, had the hives all over, to a point where it looked scary!. So of course I started reading about it and wanted a permanent solution, one that was SIMPLE, SHORT and EFFICIENT. I tried many things, all I could find really but without satisfaction. Then I started reading about the enzyme "diamine oxidase" which digests histamines and looked it up on amazon, but living in Canada I found it absolutely unaffordable! So I turned to the one thing that always got me out of trouble, I focused on the body's wisdom to fabricate the enzyme itself. So to shorten a long story here is what I did: I eat 3 bites of food at a time and wait till the stomach gargles again before I eat another 3 bites (about two to three hours). I try to avoid the high histamine foods without being too strict about it for it takes a little histamines for the metabolism to kick in and produce the enzyme. I eat a bit of Olive Oil (two to three tsp/day) to stimulate the production of Diamine Oxidase. Taking “BIO K” yogourt, just a small tea spoon two to three times/day (keep a minute underneath the tong.) as well as: Histaminum 30 ch to desensitize histamines. Apis Mellifica 9 ch for itches and Allium Cepa for nose leaks from histamines outside. STOP all supplements for three days. Much better after 3 days though always a bit worst at night. Started taking D, K 2, Iodine, Calcium and Magnesium again, eating small meals for a while and adding lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (two TBSP) with 1/8 tsp of Bicarbonate in a glass of water.


A month now after this small effort, I have no more hives... GONE! I can have a drink here and there but for as long as I keep my electrolytes balanced and I don't exaggerate on the fun, skin remains clear. I also eat all I want, no more diet. If you want to try it and need help, just ask it will be my pleasure ! :)

Take care Sunshine

Castor Oil
Posted by Gail Canto (Colorado) on 08/18/2018

hi, nice post, Della from Karratha (2010). I also have suffered from hives since May 2013 on and off, the first time it was almost unbearable huge symmetrical welts all around my body, and histamine sitting in huge wads under my skin burning, CDs is nearly always symmetrical, it shows up quickly and within minutes you are feeling crazy in your head, so u have to act real quick, I did research fast and did a bunch of different things to help it, I have lots to offer in helping this condition and am just actually dealing with an outbreak this last three weeks or so, so I have several different options to help.

Water either very hot or very cold will numb the hives down. If I had it on the bottoms of my feet I could tame it by resting them on ice packs for 20-30 mins, or a red hot bath with a bit of olive oil and blended rolled oats to make my own colloidal oatmeal, 45 mins bath time. Recommended though, quite tiring, I had 8 baths a night sometimes.

I had hives for 8.5 months straight the first time, couldn't drive to town too risky, if I had an outbreak it would be unbearable, Benadryl was never efficient enough and toxic on the skin, helped mildly, so I bought some ph testing paper and started testing several times a day. My ph was yellow, down to 5.5. That's a dangerous level.

I felt really worn out, so I started taking baking soda, 1/2 tsp in a glass if after, frozen mugs recommended here, it goes down very soothingly and does kill it. Baking soda is 14 pH so alkalizes pretty quickly.

Sugar needs to be cut out and preservatives, I tried all sorts, this time I'm doing black seed oil. It stopped immediately when taking 3 a day. Garlic is also a natural antihistamine, for sore skin.

I recommend castor oil or aloe gel fresh from the plant, I agree in all the castor oil benefits that Della has said below and I use it every day of my life, in eyes, to dissolve warts, even on pets, Palma Christi is a miracle, Gods miracle.

For skin cancer prevention, just rub some neat on the skin, I use it on my face every day. It's great on and around eyes and in for dry eyes, I cured an eye infection in a horse with this. It has the ability to pull lipomas and tumors when used as a wrap with flannel cloth and warmed oil, internally can be dangerous and one castor bean alone can kill a person.

Yes, castor oil also helps arthritis when rubbed in joints and kills skin cancer, warts, moles etc., apply consistently several times a day, tape it on warts at night with paper tape, and praise God for all he created for food, it is good.

In a pinch I take certified cheap 10mg allergy relief tablets, they work within minutes and help for 48 hours flat but wear you out, make you more sleepy and dry you out, drink tons of water, probiotics, stay away from sauces and condiments with soy oil, colors, corn syrup, etc., in, herbal teas also help, nettle tea! Baking soda in the bath works too.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Karin (Ny State) on 06/06/2018

Thank you SP for writing about ITSAN. I had no idea before, but I have RED SKIN SYNDROME from using prolonged topical steroids for eczema. I noticed for at least 6 months that my forearms were super red and swollen. Now my neck has that red raw skin. I'm really suffering now, allergic to the sun and severe hives. I also have histamine intolerance and have to follow a histamine restricted diet to control the hives (this is really helping).

For anyone that uses cortisone or knows anyone that does, please check out this website on Red Skin Syndrome:

And anyone with hives/eczema like symptoms, (or a bunch of symptoms that seem to be related to food and stress, but they can't quite figure it out)...might want to keep Histamine Intolerance in mind. This is a good site:

Dietary Changes
Posted by Karin (Ny State) on 06/05/2018

Thanks for your sage advice Tim. Quercitin is now in my supplements 😄

Everything I read about Quercitin is good for histamine intolerance and inflammation.

With Histamine Intolerance, food must be fresh- especially fish. Otherwise, it becomes an extremely high histamine food as the bacteria grow. Histamine cannot be eliminated when frozen or cooked. Once histamine is in the food, it's there until you ingest it. So canned fish is a complete ‘no' and fish that isn't immediately frozen or eaten right after the catch is also a “no.” I wish it wasn't so, because I know Fish oil is usually great for inflammation and joints. I had to discontinue krill oil because the histamine load is too great for my body. I will look into Celadrin. I haven't heard of it before. Thanks!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 06/04/2018 2063 posts

Karin: In any case of extreme sensitivity, the first culprit in suspicion is a body deficient in antioxidants. Do start increasing antioxidant nutrients foods as well as supplements, beginning with Quercetin, and you should see improvements.

Heathy oils like Fish or Krill, Flax, Evening Primrose, Borage, greatly reduce inflammation and improve hormone function. Eat Salmon, Mackerel, or Sardines at least 3x per wk. For additional and powerful help in reducing inflammation (which causes increase in Histamine) take a product of Esterified Fatty Acids like Celadrin.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 06/04/2018


Posted by
Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/15/2006 384 posts

"... No, ACV should not help with food intolerances, but it does help acid reflux. A simple citric acid baking soda at 1/4 teaspoon each mixed in 1/2 glass of water, taken once in morning and before going to bed on an empty stomach should resolve at least some initial food intolerances. A small pinch of potassium and magnesium will help, but it should be in the form of citrates or bicarbonates, if you can find one. Take this for a week. On your second week your food intolerances should appreciably reduce. The other thing is to give MSM a try, and on the third or fourth day, you should be able to eat many food. If not, then you probably have a molybdenum deficiency. So take that supplement as a possibility. The secret to make it work is to make sure you take it on an empty stomach, and grind the supplement to a powder, otherwise the body is not going to absorb it. The preferred form of molybdenum is sodium molybdate.

Why does baking soda citric acid work? It is anti- inflammatory. MSM is similar but it works differently by allowing the body to receive nutrients throughout the body by increasing cellular bioavailability. When this happens, the body should be able to tolerate most of the foods... (Continued)"

Dietary Changes
Posted by Karin (Ny) on 05/31/2018

Histamine Intolerance and Hives

I am a super "healthy"and fit person with unending skin issues. I have standard contact eczema, pomphlyx/dysdriotic eczema and hives and now also PMLE (sun poisoning after being on antibiotics for an infection.

I've found over the years that I need to have a predominantly organic diet with no preservatives or chemicals to control skin issues. I of course had cortisone (limited length of release), antihistamines (work great- but will eventually cause dementia:( I don't like taking pharmaceuticals unless necessary.

I was taking ACV for a virulent UTI. It worked great for ousting the UTI, BUT, I got hives all over for a month. It turns out I am HISTAMINE INTOLERANT and need to follow a histamine restricted diet. No vinegars, cultured foods like yoghurt, Kim chi, Kombucha, aged cheese, alcohol -especially red wine etc. It's a daunting list of restrictions but I am so thankful I finally know why despite being "healthy" that I am so sick, chronically inflamed, brain fog, Sore joints, allergies, etc.

Being histamine intolerant, most things that I considered super foods and natural healing protocols Made me much more sick.

E.g. These contributed to my hives (and eczema) cacao, sauerkraut, probiotics with certain strains of lactobacillus (which really sucks because all of us with severe skin issues need to heal our guts! ); bone broth (because it is out to long); pulses; turmeric! ; cinnamon; nutmeg etc etc. All of these I thought were beneficial, but they were contributing to my illness.

Leftover food is not good for histamine intolerant people.

DAO enzymes are essential to heal histamine intolerance.

please look up HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE. I was so surprised not to find it on Earth Clinic because this is my go to site where I have discovered many miraculous cures. (Thanks Earth Clinic! )

I found many great sites on this topic. Dr. Jockers and Self Hacked websites come to mind. Mercola only had one article on it.

I'm still in the midst of healing, but I am so thankful to finally know what is wrong with me. Everything I researched fit me to a T, and now I know I can heal completely. Its truly empowering knowing that. But be prepared, it's a very restricted diet.

BTW. I found when my itchiness was out of control, the only thin to relieve the itch was to run my hands, or take a shower in almost scalding water. Immense relief when I was almost crying from the itch. I researched it, and found that many others experienced relief like me. I've been doing it for a long time and put Vaseline or Aquaophor on afterwards along with white cotton gloves on my hands (bought on Amazon).

Good luck to all of you!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 03/27/2018

I know this reply is long after the question asked, but make small travel containers (about 1" diameter x 1") filled with a coconut oil & tea tree mix. Use this to put on hives, paper cuts, gum eruptions, dry spots, itchy spots. I always have one in my bathroom and one in my travel bag. Always carry activated charcoal as well. Just make sure you hydrate extremely well so it won't constipate you.

Tiger Balm
Posted by Earwax Sg (Singapore) on 12/29/2017


My hives are "Heat induced" aka Cholinergic Urticaria

It is important in TCM terms to differentiate if hives are heat or Cold induced. As it indicates the body type.

Hives were very bad for many weeks. I tried all things - Salt water flush, spirulina, charcoal tablets, hot hair dryer, antihistamines only help some temporarily but did not fix it. Cold water shower help awhile.

1 fine day I reach out for Tiger Balm (White color, Not red) ointment remembering cold water shower works n tiger balm is cooling menthol like, n applied on both my legs as they were itching badly at night. Rub over with some water after that. Within few minutes felt circulation hips down n so relieved stop itching!

Woke up next morning n realised the fat red bumps on my legs were all tamed and flattened! Tried on right arm later on. By night it is ok too. Left arm was still flaming. So it works!

So far this is 4th day and all is tamed n recovering from the reds. I do it twice a day after shower or whenever I feel itch.

I also ate cheese which it contains alot of LYSINE as it might be gut related imbalanced as read on Earth Clinic HIVES column.

So.. hope this finds someone n works for u! Good luck!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 10/10/2017

I also tried mixing colloidal silver with hydrogen peroxide and applying it to my underarms and got hives on the insides of my elbows again. So the wild oregano oil probably was fine, it just did its job. I don't want to needlessly scare anyone away from oregano oil. The hives must be a herx reaction. I've been drinking colloidal silver and that seems to make the hives worse, too. Before I had hives the wild oregano oil and colloidal silver both worked well and I had no complaints. And I still use the same brand of each. So yeah, the hives are most likely herx. Olive leaf tea makes it less itchy. I was mushroom hunting through brush not long ago and happened upon some Virginia creeper, so it could even be something like that.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 10/03/2017

I got hives for the first time ever. I'm 38. I think from a bottle of wild oregano oil. I put some under my arms to see if it could be used for deodorant. Yes! But then I noticed itchy bumps on my arm inside my elbow. Thinking back I also got itchy bumps on my face and scalp from it. I have used the same brand before without issue so dunno what happened. Anywho. This morning more hives on my hip and waist and on my lower legs, too.

I've been scrubbing with a washcloth soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide on the hives on my legs and they are nearly gone. The hives on my hips and waist are still there. So yay! for hydrogen peroxide for hives. :)

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Audreyb (Canada) on 07/25/2017

I have been using 1 teaspoon a day with water of diatomaceous earth. I have developed food intolerances, hives almost every night for 7 months. I also started a colon cleanse and feel better and more regular, but it is the chronic hives that disappear when I take diatomaceous earth at night.

It has no flavour but tastes like clay, but I feel it is very healing on my intestinal tract. It is 10:40pm and normally I am heading for the kitchen to get an antihistamine, but not tonight.

I just discovered it at the health food store. This is day 4 and I can't believe how I feel. My excema has greatly improved as well. It has really helped my skin problems. It cleans your blood and strengthens your organs. It removes toxic waste and harmful bacteria from your system.

Posted by Dv (Naples, Fl) on 05/04/2017

Everyone is different! I have also noticed beer alleviates my hives! I will try the hops in tea since I usually don't drink at work, although tempting...