Hives Treatment

Garlic and Lime
Posted by Joyce (Abuja. Nigeria) on 09/24/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Garlic and Lime can cure hives:

Grate (or blend) a clove of fresh garlic, (or start with half a clove). Soak it in warm water for 5minutes. Strain the juice into a mug. Add freshly squeezed lime juice (3 or 5). Add 500ml water to the garlic and lime juice and drink last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Good luck.

Please be sure to use fresh garlic (not bottled garlic powder) and fresh lime, (not lemon). It works.


Borax
Posted by Kelly (Las Vegas) on 09/04/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My son has been suffering from horrible hives for a few months every night. Welts the size of tea plates sometimes. I my self drank the borax mixture for five days to be the guinnea pig. After no ill effects, I then gave it to my 19 year old son. He hasn't hived since day two of the treatment. (1/8 of a teaspoon of borax in a quart of water) He would drink this once a day. Borax is a natural mineral. completely safe for ingestion. It is as toxic as table salt.

My son has never had any allergic reaction to anything ever. He went to a lake in Vermont and came home with the hives. We believe it was either the poison which kills milfoil, or a parasite. Either way, the Borax either purged the toxins out of his body or the parasites. Either way, my son is hive free.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Patty (Farmland, Nj) on 07/16/2015
5 out of 5 stars

In my experience, which was over a 9 month period of time having hives on my clavical area. I had went to dermatologist and like many others it did not resolve the issue. I finally went to an Osteopathic Doctor whom informed me I was having a severe allergic reaction to something I was ingesting daily so after 1 month of narrowing down, the culprit was Green Tea & Nuts .. yes, green tea & nuts. I have an allergy to nickel and was not aware that green tea cold or hot contains nickel as well as various tree nuts. I was consuming a lot daily once I stopped it took 2 weeks for all the hives to go away. I did use Calmine lotion to help me deal with them and corn starch it kept them dry and not burn as bad. I used both 3 x a day reapplying. Not sure if what had worked or helped me will help someone else, but if it does then good. Perhaps consider it is a way of the body letting you know something is off..... Best wishes to those who are presently dealing with hives, it is a very unpleasant situation.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Chia Seeds
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 06/12/2015

Hi Saiqa,

Spinach is a very high oxalate food, and in some people this may cause hives as well as other unpleasant symptoms. It's possible that a low oxalate diet may be beneficial, and there is information online about low oxalate diets and also lists of which foods are high in oxalates. Chia seeds, mentioned in the previous post that you refer to for hives, can be found in most health and grocery stores or ordered online. Best wishes.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Chia Seeds
Posted by Saiqa (Uk) on 06/12/2015

Hi can you please tell me where to get this product as my story is very similar to yours. I ate too much raw spinich and since then I broke out in hives. Like you I too believe that I have too many toxins due to the spinach. I would really appreciate it if you could help.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sp (New Jersey) on 06/05/2015 31 posts

Hi Dave, I didn't see your reply to me until now. Corticosteroids can be the cause. Please have your friend go to itsan.org, the international topical steroid awareness network. There is a forum there and links to blogs by people going through the horror of healing from having used topical steroids. When you use topical steroids for a rash, the skin, which is one big organ, can become "addicted" and want more, so the rash breaks out on other parts of the body so you will use more and more topical steroids. Once you stop using the steroids there is a long healing process with even more, worse breakouts. The corticosteroids damage a lot more than just the skin. Unfortunately most dermatologists will just insist you need more and stronger topical steroid creams. The only thing we know to do is to stop using them cold turkey and seek methods of comfort, (baths, single ingredient moisturizers), and go through this healing process. There is more information at the site. I really hope for your friend's sake this is not the case, but if it is, the sooner your friend stops using any corticosteroid creams the better. Good luck!


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 06/03/2015

Dave, has your friend been exposed to mold?


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 06/03/2015

Hello Sara,

Re: my friend with low energy/brain fog/floating skin rashes...

You ask if he has been tested for Lyme. No. I'll re ask but even if I suspected Lyme, the issue would be the same...how to treat and if me I'd go the direction of elimination of infection...exactly what he is on right now...CS three times daily.

But I'll ask and even if not tested will enquire whether he was ever exposed...knowledge of likely tick bite, etc.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sara (The Beach, Canada) on 06/03/2015

Dave, has he been tested for Lyme disease?


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 06/02/2015

I previously reported about 2 weeks ago about a friend who is experiencing outbreaks of rashes...leg, then arms then torso etc. This sounded like a blood born virus or fungus. I promised to report back after he started taking colloidal silver three times daily.

After ten days, the good news: the rashes has stopped. His wife is ecstatic.

The bad news as of now: his energy level is still unchanged, so he reports although the wife reports that she thinks he has more energy.

He suffers too from some brain fog and other possible brain related problems. That is something he must treat differently...to get the CS into the brain. He wants to begin that program this week.

Again, I'll report back in another two weeks to see if he is improving in energy and help with the brain fog and other neurological symptoms.


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Va) on 05/22/2015

Be careful with prednisone, it can be hard to get off-of and can be deadly if used in large doses for long periods of time!


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Renita (South Africa) on 05/22/2015

Hi there, I ve been having a lot of itching the last two years, eventually went to see a skin specialist (before that many doctors and homoepaths), the last guy told me to stay away from anything containing aspirin, or fruits and veggies containing pips (which is just about every fruit or juice (also wine), Im still on prednizone and danzit. havent had hives for about a month (probably thanks to prednizone). I hope to leave it behind me (prednizone) . Maybe it will help someone, be carefull of certain medicines...


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/20/2015

To Sp,

Re man with skin rash problem...

Yes he did the topical you asked about and I don't know about the orals. I'll ask him.

So far on the colloidal silver for 4 days... I'll keep informed as time goes on. Interesting "test."


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sp (New Jersey) on 05/20/2015 31 posts

Has he used any topical steroid creams on the rash? Has he taken any oral corticosteroids?


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/19/2015

I've heard of this a number of times in the past few months...

In most recent case a male, aged 30 reports a rash breaks out intermittently on torso, legs, arms. Very itchy and with small welts. It goes away in a few weeks but a month later reappears in a different location.

This has been going on for about a year and a half. He has been to three doctors and given antibiotics. The rashes continue.

I asked him, if prior to onset, he had had any significant viral infections. Yes, he reported; a very bad and long lasting sinus infection plus some serious dental work that produced a long lasting infection on one side of his face.

With that I wondered if he had a blood born virus infection and discounted a fungal infection. However, I asked a long shot question....have you had any problem with mold in some damp area, at house or work, and ... one more...any problem with infection where dirt might have been involved. No mold...but yes to the dirt! He'd been playing softball and slid into a base and severely tore off skin while sliding into the dirt. Leg became infected and swollen for weeks.

So my thought is a possible double issue...virus plus fungi.

He is now on doses of colloidal silver three times daily. If his energy levels begin returning within 2 weeks, the infection theory might have some validity and he'd continue taking the CS for a considerable length of time.

If anyone else on EC has any other ideas please post.

Oh, also in the past 3 weeks he had begun having intestinal problems...digestion difficulty. My fear...perhaps the infection is not just in the blood but is invading other systems. So now he is also taking Apple Cider Vinegar in the evening...a tablespoon in glass of water.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/19/2015

I've heard of this a number of times in the past few months...

In most recent case a male, aged 30 reports a rash breaks out intermittently on torso, legs, arms. Very itchy and with small welts. It goes away in a few weeks but a month later reappears in a different location.

This has been going on for about a year and a half. He has been to three doctors and given antibiotics. The rashes continue.

I asked him, if prior to onset, he had had any significant viral infections. Yes, he reported; a very bad and long lasting sinus infection plus some serious dental work that produced a long lasting infection on one side of his face.

With that I wondered if he had a blood born virus infection and discounted a fungal infection. However, I asked a long shot question....have you had any problem with mold in some damp area, at house or work, and ... one more...any problem with infection where dirt might have been involved. No mold...but yes to the dirt! He'd been playing softball and slid into a base and severely tore off skin while sliding into the dirt. Leg became infected and swollen for weeks.

So my thought is a possible double issue...virus plus fungi.

He is now on doses of colloidal silver three times daily. If his energy levels begin returning within 2 weeks, the infection theory might have some validity and he'd continue taking the CS for a considerable length of time.

If anyone else on EC has any other ideas please post.

Oh, also in the past 3 weeks he had begun having intestinal problems...digestion difficulty. My fear...perhaps the infection is not just in the blood but is invading other systems. So now he is also taking Apple Cider Vinegar in the evening...a tablespoon in glass of water.

Honey
Posted by Stephanie (Mississipi, US) on 04/01/2015

It is God's Grace that brought me upon this site. I claim my healing as I prepare to go buy honey, thank you.


Chickweed Tea
Posted by Aneta (Chicago, IL) on 02/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am pregnant and got hives. I was reluctant to use any steroids and looked into alternatives. I tried calamine lotion, zinc oxide, comfrey lotion but one thing helped me and I was able to sleep the first night without itching that would wake me up every hour- chickweed. I bought tea bags, had a tea and applied tea bag to my hives. It is only day 2 but my hives are almost gone. Also, I drink tremendous amounts of water too. I plan on planting it in my backyard this spring.

Hives Triggers
Posted by Timh (KY) on 02/20/2015 2080 posts

K: In addition to other good replies, in an effort to reduce the inflammatory response, increase Cold Water Fish in the diet or supplement Fish Oil and/or Flax Seed Oil. Brazil Nuts or supplemental Selenium is a very important antioxidant that insures protection of the sensitive Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Also be sure to take a Vit-C that has additional Citrus Bioflavonoids. Turmeric and Pineapple are good anti-inflammatory foods.


Hives Triggers
Posted by Mr. Ree (Usa) on 02/19/2015

Kate77, If your clothing was new it contains bromide which can cause horrific hives...I know several people who got bad cases from new mattresses. Sealy being the worst. "Bromide is a flame retardant that they put in carpeting, furniture, mattresses, clothing, computers, iPhones and automobiles-just to name a few." (to quote Stephanie Buist). The punch line is the flame retardant does no better job from stopping a fire than without it...You can "Google" the test results. Another govt. regulation that is causing the public it's health, but making someone a lot of $$$.


Hives Triggers
Posted by Kate77 (Hudson Valley, Ny) on 02/19/2015

It's been below zero in the Hudson Valley for over a month with no January thaw. We have forced hot-air heat and DO RUN a humidifier because of the dryness. I take lysine, Vit. D, C, B-complex, acidophilous, Kelp, and drink a green drink each day with psyllium hulls, chlorella and spirulina. Yesterday when I came home it was so cold. I put on my fleece thermal underwear and low and behold, felt very itchy on my back. After several minutes of scratching and no relief, I realized I had hives! I removed the fleece (polyester), had my husband put aloe vera on my back and put on a cotton T-shirt. Immediate relief! But this morning my back is irritated from all of the scratching I did. I usually wear only cotton, so that my body can breathe. Lesson learned.

Dry Brushing
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 12/14/2014

HI U WINDY, , , , , , a very good procedure for dry brushing is in the archives of EC. Look it up.

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EC: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/dry-brushing-health-benefits.html


Dry Brushing
Posted by Wendy (Centreville, Virginia) on 12/13/2014

Hello...I too have been suffering with chronic uticaria. Could someone please explain dry brushing? I have not heard of this. Thank you all for all your comments!


Eliminate Wheat
Posted by Lalaland (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/28/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Greetings all! Wanted to chime in this discussion in the hopes that I can help someone.

Earlier this year I suddenly started having hives...it was super uncomfortable. I would wake up at four with hives all over my body and would get them at various times of the day [they tend to manifest at the same time everyday].

Anyway, I did tons of research as to WHY I was getting these hives! After much trial and investigation I realized that I was GLUTEN SENSITIVE--or at least that I was having this issue because of GRAINS. I stopped eating wheat and also other grains--oatmeal, rice, etc.

It took about 2-3 weeks but the hives went away..until I ate some soy sauce [has gluten] and got the hives again....then went away until I ate flour at a restaurant that claimed there salmon was served with a "butter" sauce...who knew that it had flour in it? Anyway, I got hives again. I called the restaurant and sure enough, they fessed up about the flour. I took a good week for the hives to go away.

Its been about 4 months since I cut out grains and I am happy to report that I no longer have the dreaded hives!!

Now I see the hives as a blessing: my body was talking to me, telling me that grains were not good for me. They were ALSO causing me to put on weight and causing aches and pains.

Since cutting out grains four months ago I have lost about 2 dress sizes [I also later cut out sugar three months ago] and my constant knee pain is also gone!

No way would I consider going back to my old habits! I hope this post helps someone. Consider cutting out all grains for 3-4 weeks, then eat them again. You might find you improve by cutting them out--then a flare up when you add back in. But then, you'll have your solution!

Writing this as I am so sad to see so many people paying their docs good money only to be given meds or topical creams that don't work.

Lastly, grains, nut and diary are very related in some ways...also try cutting out the latter two items...people that have problems with grains can also have problems with nuts and dairy. [you can google this]

Good luck!! :)

""Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Exercise
Posted by Gg (Denver) on 11/18/2014

Aloe rubbed on hives helps calm the itch and a friend brought me sublingual Hives (from Hyland) which seemed to help. My mother used baking soda and water paste on mosquito bites; have heard a cool bath withh baking soda eases the itch too, so perhaps. Years ago had a bad case after eating shellfish, the hives were as big as my palm. ER doc injected me with prednizone, antihistimines and steroids. Calmed the hives but the pills caused me to act irrational and crazy. There were even a couple moments of thinking more serious thoughts (that I never had before or after that incidence). Thank goodness a neighbor who was an ER doc recognized the signs; came over to look at the prescription bottles. I was given dosages for 180# person while I'm 106#. She had me stop the prescriptions immediately. As miserable as hives are, I'd try everything natural before using drugs again. Just not worth it.


Iodine
Posted by Sylvia (San Francisco, Ca) on 10/12/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I started developing hives recently on a Saturday evening for the first time in my life. Raised bumps on my arms and upper thigh and trunk. Some of the bumps seemed to be joining in pink raised patches which scared me. I am not sure what the trigger was.

I have a bottle of 2% Lugols iodine in a small bottle with a glass dropper in my cabinet which I use topically for minor wounds and scratches. I've aways found topical iodine to also be a wonderful balm for red, itchy, swollen bug bites so I thought I'd try it for the hives.

I placed the iodine drops directly from the dropper onto the hives (or onto my finger tips) and rubbed the iodine in. Within 10-15 minutes the itch was gone. Within hours I noticed the hives had settled down. I woke up the next morning with a few new hive 'patches' on my back which were large and a few new bumps elsewhere. Everyplace I had put iodine on the night before, the hives were gone. So I proceeded to rub the iodine, direct from the dropper, onto the new hives. Within the hour the large patches on my back were no longer raised and after several hours were starting to 'breakup' in terms of color.

Please note that I did not dilute the Lugol's iodine. I placed drops directly on the hive and rubbed it in. If itching didn't stop I reapplied the iodine on the hive 2-3 times until it did. I applied the iodine on all my hives and did not worry about dosage since dermal application generally allows your body to absorb what it needs (in my opinion). Also, if you look at the tremendous amounts of iodine the Japanese ingest daily and their good health I just don't feel the need to be too alarmed with a 2% solution applied to the skin (again, just my opinion).

Topical iodine was a fantastic topical relief solution for me but it still doesn't answer the question as to what triggered my hives. The day before my hives was very stressful so it could be that but I also tried a few new foods - I may never know. If I continue to have hives in the future I will dig deeper, but for now this is a good topical remedy that relieved my itch and my fear. Getting hives is a little scary.

Note: this is obviously not a remedy for people with an iodine sensitivity. Also note, your fingetips will turn quite yellow/reddish so keep that in mind if your hands need to be presentable.


Water and Baking Soda
Posted by Adrenalin1 (Minneapolis, MN) on 08/10/2014

How was your father healed from heart disease?


Water and Baking Soda
Posted by Joyce (Easley, Sc) on 07/21/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have battled with uticaria (hives) for 25 years.

They come on sudden and once they start I have in my youth battled with them daily for years at a time...miserable teen years...UNTIL

in my 20's I started a rotation diet to find out what I was most sensitive to. Plus began eating perservative/additive free. Good home cooking with NO MSG! And all its little counter parts. That process helped tremendously.

Then when I was 30, I was using a lot of bleach and started using a laundry soap that was not natural and hives hit me hard again. After 9 months of torture, I read a book called the water cure and increased my water intake by an extra quart a day. In a few days they had stopped. I have always been a low water drinker.

I am 47 now, and a few weeks I was into bleach and staining and other paint chemicals and they came on with vengence again. This time I stopped them in their tracks by drinking a huge glass of water with a tsp of baking soda mixed in it, (on an empty stomach) when I would wake up at night.

I am thrilled...so thrilled to have control of them so quickly.

Joyce

P.S. 27 years of studying health and helping my family naturally. If your really sick...start juicing veges and get off ALL premade food. It will blow your mind how many things your body can heal/correct that the doc says "It's inherited". Yea right. My Father was healed from heart disease/diabetes/ gout/ arthritis and tons of other issues. I was healed from ganglia cysts, trigger thumb, stomach ulcers, and other female issues. Your body was created to HEAL itself when given the right tools.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Toni (Winnipeg, Canada) on 07/06/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I too have been suffering with chronic urticaria. Doctors couldn't help except to suggest I try one prescription after another and I needed to find another way to treat these symptoms. Thank you for this site!! I read about drinking water. I figured, what could it hurt to try? I found that a combination of ACV twice daily coupled with drinking LOTS of water (10X8 oz glasses) every day has reduced my hives to almost none within two weeks!! I still take an antihistamine occasionally but hope to wean myself off those in time.

I was never able to find the trigger. I am 62 and I believe that my body must have built up toxins over time. It's possible that the water, along with the ACV is flushing them out. I've read that your skin is like a second liver. If I find my skin getting itchy, I just drink another glass of water. I've also found that wiping myself down with a wet washcloth also takes the itch away. I hope that this is not a forever solution, but if it is, I can live with that. It's WATER! It's just amazing to sleep through the night without scratching my skin off and to wake up without hives all over my body and face. All this water has also been great for my complexion and digestion. I hope this helps someone.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Exercise
Posted by Sara (Oregon) on 05/22/2014

How exactly are you supposed to use the ACV and baking soda? Do you mix it and apply it topically? I'm breaking out in hives for the first time in my life, and my last outbreak was massive and all over my body. I'm not a fan of medication so I'm trying to find a natural cure.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jay (Boca Raton, Fl) on 02/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have AIPD autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, aka, allergic to my hormones and it seems the only relief I get is from ACV my outbreaks are so bad that I can move... Try it... I use organic with the mother just 2 tsp in about 6-8 oz of H2O horrible taste but by morning it's 80% better!! Good luck


Digestive Enzymes
Posted by Luellamac (Middle Tn) on 02/09/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I am satisfied that the digestive enzymes have been the foundation of recovering from hives. My stomach has been rumbling for weeks and has accompanied the onset of hives. The rumbling has stopped and the hives are clearing up. Additionally I rub my body with castor oil once a day with special attention to the hive areas. I take l-lysine three times a day…500 mg and one benadryl. I have tried everything recommended short of prednisone and have very nearly lost my mind itching for weeks. This is the first cessation.


Beer
Posted by Michelle Fafard (Riviera Beach, Fl) on 10/24/2013
5 out of 5 stars

For two days I was itchy and crazy with hives, on my face, chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms! Was going crazy and then I read:

10/01/2012: Abel from Munchen, Germany replies: "Hello, When I had Hives in the past, Benedryl worked wonders, but now it doesn't seem to help. The two things I found that help are chemical-wise a pill called Cetirizin which is an offshoot of Benedryl, and the second, now don't laugh till you try it... Is Beer! In Germany there is a purity law which Bier can only be produced from Hops, Water and Malt, nothing else. As I was drinking one evening, about two hours later I noticed ALL the hives (welts) were gone! No I don't advocate drinking beer till you drop, but try Hops as a tea, this too has been helping. I boil water, let the hops soak for about 5 min. , add some honey and there you go. For now, it's five o'clock somewhere, so PROST and good luck! =) Abel."

I had not had a drink for over three weeks so I tried beer. LOL, first time in two days, no itching! No redness hives are going away in minutes! I am allergic to so much, think I accidentally ingested soy, or it's too much sugar, via Sour Patch Kids, or caused from too much artificial colors! Beer worked for me. LOL. I usually have Generic Zyrtec have been out for over a week. Just sayin' a few minutes after the beer - - no more itching!!! AMAZING. Went from crazy scratching to fine in minutes. Don't know why only know I am grateful for this website and happy to not be red and scratching!!!

Castor Oil
Posted by Bev (Fort Lauderdale) on 09/14/2013

Have you tried Sudafed or Benedryl? I went into anaphylactic shock in the doctor's office from hives and could have died. To avoid this, all I had to do was take Sudafed or Benedryl which I then did for about a week. You may need to take it for more or less time. Hives can be very dangerous so don't mess with them.

I'm into natural remedies, too, or I wouldn't be on this site but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Also, since you have had hives for so long, I'm wondering about something in your diet. You can become suddenly allergic to foods you've been eating all your life or to a new food or a new brand from the supermarket. Eliminating grains might be a good place to start.

Since stress can also be a factor, you might want to try L-Theanine, tryptophan, 5-HTP or any one of several other stress reducers. Unfortunately, what works well for most people may not work at all for you. It's kind of hit or miss.

The site below has some info about hives.

http://www.symptomfind.com/diseases-conditions/hives/

Good luck to you.


Castor Oil
Posted by Bev (Fort Lauderdale) on 09/14/2013

Have you tried Sudafed or Benedryl? I went into anaphylactic shock in the doctor's office from hives and could have died. To avoid this, all I had to do was take Sudafed or Benedryl which I then did for about a week. You may need to take it for more or less time. Hives can be very dangerous so don't mess with them.

I'm into natural remedies, too, or I wouldn't be on this site but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Also, since you have had hives for so long, I'm wondering about something in your diet. You can become suddenly allergic to foods you've been eating all your life or to a new food or a new brand from the supermarket. Eliminating grains might be a good place to start.

Since stress can also be a factor, you might want to try L-Theanine, tryptophan, 5-HTP or any one of several other stress reducers. Unfortunately, what works well for most people may not work at all for you. It's kind of hit or miss.

The site below has some info about hives.

http://www.symptomfind.com/diseases-conditions/hives/

Good luck to you.


Castor Oil
Posted by Tammy (San Jose, Ca, Us) on 09/13/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Regarding Castor Oil- I've had hives for approximately 45 days. I've tried everything. Nothing seems to work. Prescriptions have done nothing but make my skin severely dry. I have applied Castor Oil directly to the hives. It seems to calm them down. But want to warn that, soon after my skin became hot for a short period then I became nauseous. But I figured it was doing something. I feel okay today. I suggest just putting a small portion into skin. Don't over do it. I wasn't able to drink any because of nausea. I think I'll try the ACV next. But Castor oil works well on the surface! Thank you

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee, Usa) on 06/23/2013

Dear Blossom, So sorry to hear about your hives! My son, when he was only 3 or 4, had terrible hives that we cured with Nettle Tea. Nettle tea is very safe. You could buy the tea bags and drink 3-4 or even more a day. Or you could take nettle leaf powder in capsules - 4 of them 4 times a day.

Turmeric is also a great anti-inflammatory and I have seen it help a number of inflammatory skin conditions in my children. Try 2 in capsules several times a day. Safe to take with the nettles. Works best with a little pepper and a little fat. Some like to mix a teaspoon of it in milk. Personally, I can't bear it that way. :) Be sure to take plenty of water with turmeric, it can be constipating.

An epsom salt bath may also be helpful. 1-2 cups epsom salt in a bath. This can be done with the turmeric and the nettles.

Let us know what helps you!

~Mama to Many~


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Blossom1464 (Birmingham, Al) on 06/23/2013
1 out of 5 stars

I've been using ACV with mother for over a year 2x a day. My body ph is 6.75, slightly acidic. I was taking kelp pills once a day, and apparently had an allergic reaction. I have raised white hives all over, from head to toes. They don't itch except on my neck. So obviously ACV isn't working. I tried ACV on skin yesterday, on white raised hives it didn't hurt, but didn't do anything. On neck where red and itchy it made it worse. I've been into herbs and natural healing for years.

I decided to not take benadryl after yest. morning, and instead took 1/2 tsp of baking soda twice yesterday in 8oz water. I also showered with pine tar soap, and pine tar shampoo. It felt better after shower, but today I'm just as covered up as I was. They are like huge white welts, some red bumps in pores. I think the only thing I can do is just let it work it's way out of my system.

I've had red itchy rashes before, but not sure what the trigger is, other than maybe stress and antibiotics. I'm going to start taking benadryl, I see no other way around this.

I also oil pull with virgin coconut oil everyday, have for a couple years. Stopped last night so it wouldn't get worse. I still think it's the kelp, it upset my stomach horribly. I can't take activated charcoal because I'm on pills I need to take.

Any idea anyone? I love this site, come here often.


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