I contracted severe hives on my palms after applying a deet based mosquito repellent on mosquito bites. I have already stopped using the repellents, but the hives persist. I have tried many things but to no avail. I have finally found some relief by soaking my hands in a solution of diluted hydrochloric acid. The itching sensation has gone, but I am not sure if the hives will come back later. I will post back.
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. :)
I have just had my third ever attack of hives - and I've found a common cause I think - walking outside with cold air on my face.
I know it is coming on because my scalp gets really itchy, then my face an torso just bubbles up. After a couple of hours it dies down if I can resist itching!
I'm a professional analytical hypnotherpist as so I'm now going to go on the attack! I believe that allergic reactions are simply normal reactions that are excessive - so I use hypnosis on my clients to simply reduce the sensitivity - and it works - but I've never worked on hives before.
Has anyone tried hypnosis for hives, and if so, how did you get on? And if anyone lives near Oxford in the UK and has been suffering for a long time, I'll be happy to work with someone for free to see if my analytical approach is appropriate. Just contact me if you are interested.
So I'm now going to develop a programme for myself and see how effective it will be - watch this space!
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.
After finding temporary success with many therapies such as ACV, digestive enzymes and an antihistamine diet, I am very pleased to share that I have permanently resolved my hives by taking lugols iodine 2% 2-6 drops, twice a day in water ( with 1/2 tsp. ACV when I remember ). As advised on other websites, I also am mindful to continue taking selenium, magnesium and vit. C, but not at the same time as the iodine (vit. C ). I have been suffering from this condition for 3 years and found it to exacerbate with heat, many different foods and stress.
Apparently iodine is beneficial for every dermatological condition, as it is used by every cell in the body, with increased use by the endocrine system ( yes it balances the thyroid, regulates estrogen production and diminishes cysts in the breasts and ovaries ) and the skin. You could easily substitute iosol iodine and take appx. 6-10 drops twice a day to get a similar effect. I recommend these two products because they have iodine and potassium iodide and the body needs both for optimal health. Iodine has numerous other uses and benefits and I am now recommending it to every one I know... It's well worth the cost and I have had no side effects except some fatigue for the first few days of use. Iodine will displace other heavy metals and I also advise researching "bromism" or bromine toxicity as well.
My 1 year old has had daily hives for about 3 months following an upper respiratory infection. I could control them with an antihistamine but he seemed so groggy. I gave him a glass of Kefir daily for about a week and they have finally resolved.
I have a 10 year old daughter who has been suffering from Hives for the last couple of months. She has outbreaks every few days with a red, itchy, lumpy rash all over her face, her legs, her torso and inside her lips.
I was thinking of starting her on Vitamin C and L-lysine as I have read that these could be helpful for Hives. The problem is I have no idea whether L-lysine is safe for children to take. I wonder if anyone on this site can please advise me?
My hives started 8 months ago where I would get covered all over and was extremely itchy.... I proceeded going to my family doctor and he started me on reactine 10 mg as well as prednisone. As we all have experienced prednisone works wonders but the side effects are horrible. I was blowing up like a balloon. And my journey started from then on. I saw a dermatologist on numerous occasions and was put on all sorts of meds. Then I saw an allergy doctor and he did endless tests and put me on numerous meds. I also saw a Chinese medicine doctor who cleansed my organs... In addition I saw a homeopath/natural path doctor.The remedies that I was put on were very complicated, time consuming and expensive but NO results. It was then that I returned back to my family doctor once again to be diagnosed with Chronic Idiopathic Hives. :(((( This really affected me emotionally and physically. I would be covered from my face to feet. I was usually worst in the morning, at night and during my period week. With all that said, my search on the net lead me to this site and I'm so thankful that you have provided this window for us to communicate. I tried the ACV with baking soda as recommended and was seeing an improvement but then my mom informed me that baking soda is not good to be injested on a daily basis. SO I did some research and it turns out that people have had their stomach rupture after consuming baking soda. That made me stop taking it and I did ACV alone.... this wasn't as effective. So I came back to this site to see other recommended remedies. A lady had mentioned her parents suffering from hives all their lives and using L-Lysine and got cured. So I purchased L-Lysine and used 1000mg to beging with, I saw a slight improvement so I started taking one 1000mg in morning and one 1000mg at night. I also take reacine 10mg at night as well. This has erased all my hives away. I have none and I'll occasionally see one or 2 small ones here and there. NOTHING like before though. I'm so thankful to have found something that works but I have 2 worries. 1) It will stop working eventually. 2) Side effects of taking 2000mg of L-Lysine a day in the long run. I've done some research and it indicates that getting gallbladder stones may be a side effect with usage of higher doses. Does any one have knowledge on L-Lysine and its side effects? I hope this helps some body....
Thanks again to the person responsible for this page. All the best to everyone and Blessings!!
Miami, Fl Usa
Gilbert, Az, Usa
Chronic Hives and L-lysine: My mother and grandfather both suffer from chronic hives all of their bodies, face, skine, and even internal organs. ITS BAD! My mother has researched and tried everything (including conventional and holistic medicine). She prayed and prayed that God would show her the cure. HE DID! Its just plain old (and CHEAP I might mention) L-lysine. You know, you use it for canker sores in your mouth! I think she would take 2 in the morning and 2 at night. They started going away immediately and she's even off the L-lysine now and hasn't had a recurrance in over two years! She had my grandfather use it and it worked for him too. This gave my mom her life back! I hope that this helps someone else as it did them. It was literally a God-send. What do you have to lose a few bucks?
Los Angeles, California
HIVES means you need an indepth Liver Cleanse
When you suffer from allegies and food reactions and skin disorders like hives, often its a sign its time to "clean house". The liver performs between 500 and 3000 functions per day. Therefore I recommend to my patients to do a liver cleanse, but not just any liver cleanse but the ULTIMATE LIVER cleanse which involves distilled water enemas and then the famour olive oil, grapefruit juice with Epsom salts
You will get hundreds of stones out, even thousands of stones, if you do enough cleanses. You will be able to see them and even count them because they float to the top of the toilet. I have got out stones the size of half a walnut. I have friends and patients who have gotten out stones the size of a golf ball without any pain or discomfort, incredible as this may sound. I saw this with my own eyes when a friend showed me his golf ball sized stone.
They are called gallstones by the medical profession but 99% of them are not actually hard. They are waxy plugs that clog the gallbladder and the liver's bile ducts, preventing normal liver function and normal glucose metabolism. They are made of cholesterol which is produced by the liver. Some of these gallstones may be clogging up the gallbladder, often necessitating a visit to the doctor, and sometimes even requiring gallbladder surgery. I have received email from people who were scheduled for gallbladder surgery and who were able to cancel their appointment after doing The Ultimate Liver Cleanse. Even people who have had their gallbladder removed can get stones out because gallstones also clog up the bile ducts in the liver.
Gallstones can slow the detoxification function of the liver by preventing toxins from entering it. They can also prevent normal glucose metabolism. Glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver. Sugar which cannot get into the liver to be stored backs up into the circulatory system and shows up as high blood sugar. This is known as Type II diabetes. The sugar converts to fat, depositing itself in the blood vessels and organs, creating the "complications: of Type II diabetes as the years go by. Cleaning the liver with The Ultimate Liver Cleanse can help prevent Type II diabetes and can even help reverse it, in my opinion. It can help keep the circulatory system healthy. Diabetics who do my cleanse must monitor their blood sugar throughout the cleanse. You will need to devote a full weekend to doing each liver cleanse. This may seem unreasonable, but the results will be well worth the effort. Dr. Hulda Clark says liver cleansing is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. The results are often dramatic. So, here goes. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.
1 measuring cup, 1 hot water bottle,
1 enema bag (2-litre capacity) available at the pharmacy, a 4-litre jug of steam-distilled water, 3 red or pink grapefruit, 1 bottle of Oral Grade Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 pm. From the time you get up in the morning until 2 pm you may drink apple juice or water. Some people say they get better results when they drink a lot of apple juice (non sweetened an preferably homemade apple juice) before a cleanse. No food at all to be eaten. No drink is to be taken after 2 pm.
4 pm. Take 3 enemas starting at 4 pm. It will take about 2 hours to complete the enemas. Here's how to take an enema. Heat half a jug of distilled water in a pot, not a kettle, so you can test the temperature of the water. You want the water to be barely warm. It is going into your body so it must not be hot at all. Put your finger in the water to make sure it is only slightly warm. Hang the enema bag from the shower rod in the bathroom. Place 2 thick towels on the floor of the bathtub. You will shortly be kneeling on them so make it thick enough for comfort. There is a plastic flow-control on the tube descending from the enema bag. Make sure it is shut or the water will gush out when you start to fill the enema bag. Fill the enema bag slowly. Attach the insertion nozzle to the end of the tube. Lubricate the nozzle and yourself with some oil to make insertion comfortable. Kneel on the towels with your feet toward the drain. Keep your head down. Open the flow-control to expel any air from the tube. Gently insert the nozzle. Open the flow control part-way. If you open it all the way the water will flow quickly and you may feel bloated and uncomfortable. You may increase the flow if you like but shut it off completely if you start to feel uncomfortable. Wait until you feel comfortable then continue the flow. This will enable you to hold the water in so you don't have the urge to rush to the toilet. Once you have taken all the water, remove the nozzle and lie on your back on the towels. Put your feet up on the wall to encourage the water to flow through the colon. Massage the abdomen from the left side to the bottom of the ribcage and then to the right side of the abdomen. Lie on your right side and massage the right side of the abdomen. You are encouraging the water to flow from the sigmoid up the descending across the transverse and down the ascending colon. That is the loop the colon makes. Hold the water in for at least 5 minutes. Resist the urge to visit the toilet. After finally visiting the toilet repeat the above procedure twice.
6 pm. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of oral Epsom salts in 1 cup (250 ml.) of cold water. Hold your nose and drink it all. This will relax you. It will also relax the bile ducts in the liver so that even the biggest stones will pass unnoticed. The most you will ever feel when you pass the stones is a train of marbles flowing up the right side of the abdomen below the ribcage. No pain or discomfort will felt. Lie down with a hot water bottle over the liver which is above and below the right side of the ribcage. The liver is a big organ, the largest organ in the body. Put more hot water in the bottle when it becomes too cool. Repeat this procedure at 8 pm. You may get a colon flush from the Epsom salts. Visit the bathroom when necessary.
9:45 pm. Place 2 or 3 pillows or cushions on the bed under your head in preparation for the main course. Squeeze the juice of 2 or 3 red or pink grapefruit, enough for one full cup. Strain out the pulp. Add one full cup of oil to the juice. Stir the mixture for a minute or 2 until it is homogenous. Put a thick straw in your container and take it to your bedside. Hold your nose and drink the mixture as fast as you can. Your goal is to drink the whole thing. If you can't drink it all after a few minutes, or if you start to gag, that's OK. Lie down quietly on your back with your head up high on the pillows and don't move for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes you can change your position. The Epsom salts will make you fall asleep. You may get a colon flush after midnight. Visit the bathroom when necessary. When you start to see yellow and green stones floating on the top of the toilet you have struck pay dirt. The stones float because they are cholesterol and cholesterol is fat. Fat is lighter than water and will always float to the top when mixed with water.
6 am or later. (set your alarm the night before) Mix 2 tablespoons of oral Epsom salts in 1 cup of cold water. Hold your nose and drink it all. You may go back to bed. Wait until you get a colon flush. You may have to visit the bathroom more than once. Then take 3 enemas following the above procedure. The enemas will flush the stones out. Observe their size and color and make notes of approximately how many stones you got out so that you can compare the results with subsequent cleanses. Even if you got out only small yellow and green stones or only chaff the cleanse was a success. The larger stones will come out during later cleanses. If you want to save the larger stones to show your friends and family you can fish them out of the toilet with rubber gloves and place them in a plastic container in the freezer. They will eventually start to melt, even in the freezer.
Afternoon. It will take until late morning or early afternoon for the last stones to be flushed out. You should rest during the afternoon. The effects of the magnesium in the Epson salts will encourage you to follow the body's need for rest and sleep at this time. You may want to break your fast during the afternoon or early evening. It is best to start back with a very light meal. I always prefer a light soup when I resume eating after a liver cleanse.
You may want to do a liver cleanse every 3 weeks or so. People usually like to forget the previous cleanse before doing the next one and 3 weeks allows the memory to dim. Eventually you will get out 2,000 stones or more. This may require 10 or more cleanses. You know your liver is clean when you get little or nothing out during 2 consecutive cleanses. Once all the stones are out you may want to do a liver cleanse every 6 months as a maintenance program to keep your liver clean and healthy.
Ultimate Liver Cleanse is the best liver cleanse available anywhere. Hundreds of people are using it to help detoxify. Liver cleansing with The Ultimate Liver Cleanse promotes detoxification. It clears gallstones out of the gall bladder and the liver. The liver is the largest internal detoxifying organ. The gallstones are a waxy consistency and are made of cholesterol which is manufactured in the liver. 95% of gallstones are not hard stones at all, contrary to what the medical profession would like you to think. For even more effective results you might want to combine some EGT Parasite, Bacteria Zapping with the Liver Cleanse. We use a powerful square wave unit for best results
This Ultimate Liver Cleanse can be done every 2 weeks - Enjoy! - Lloyd
Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh India
I am having hives all over my body for a couple of months now very itching small and large bumps.... It started with rashes and some bumps here and there. I kept suspecting some sort of insect (BedBugs) is biting me at night. There were actually BBs where I was living and they did bite me at night. There were no other food or diet changes I made otherwise other than introducing a new multivitamin and Immune boosting supplement. I am off both of these things for a month now and also moved the location I was living.
However the severity and intensity of hives is increasing every passing week. Just last week I have the most severe breakout all over the body even on my face. It made me worried.
I went to the doctor he prescribed Anti-Histamine and Zyrtec. I am only taking the anti-histamine when the outbreak get severe.... may be once a week one tablet of Loratidine.
I went to a Chinese Herbal Medicine specialist and she checked my tounge and pulse and gave me to drink a herbal decoction of 12 herbs for 4 day. Today is the fifth day there seems to be some improvement.. However I started getting them in the hip area and minor breakout on the hand. I am applying castor oil on the bumps and they do go away after a while.... Also taking nettle tea. Along with digestive Enzymes full spectrum and betaine HCL.
I will write down my journey on if I am able to get total control/cure over this hive clamity.
Will keep posted.
I have had hives for over a year and a half now. I got it a month after the passing of my grandmother who raised me. Many doctors discard the fact that emotional changes can trigger hives, yet there are some that do not discard that. In my case, I have been diagnosed with chronic urticaria. I have experienced it all, swelling of tongue and throat, and huge welts on my skin and even my face! I was so desperate because I have been to 2 specialists, and all they do is keep prescribing different anthihistamines and steroids like prediscone, which I hate because the relief is temporary, yet the side effects are horrible and more permanent. In my desperation, I said to myself there has to be a natural way to cure this.
So, here is what I have done, and have been doing for a week now, and let me tell you, even though I cannot say yet that the hives are permanently gone, the difference is pretty much close to it. So I really hope this will help some of you: First, ACV does work. You have to however, get the organic ACV! That is very important! _____s brand is the best. _____ also sells pre-made ACV drinks which you can get at any health food grocery store, and they come in different flavors and they are all organic and natural. I started drinking ACV and it has tremendously improved my breakouts! I no longer get big welts, and I do get a few small breakouts on my legs, but they dissppear quick. Haven't had swelling since I started drinking ACV. The other thing I found really helps with the itching besides the good o'l aloe vera plant, is oatmeal body lotion! It's miraculous! Oatmeal is an anti itching agent. I rub it on my skin everyday and night, and the itching is gone almost instantly! I also use castor oil to rub on my skin! Yes, the combo of castor oil and oatmeal lotion really helps. There is something about the castor oil, that helps diminish the welts and stop them from coming out and spreading. They sell the castor oil you can rub on your body at the beauty section of any health food grocery store. It's amazing! So you may want to try this to see if this brings as much instant relief as it has done for me. Good luck and God bless!
My son has suffered from hives for months now, several trips to the GP offered no results. This web site suggested ASV which he tried for many weeks with no obvious results and also colloidal silver which he was taking orally 3 times daily and topically twice daily still no improvement. The rash comes and goes and some days it is much worse it terms of severity and coverage over his body than others. After 6 weeks his condition was considered chronic (urticaria) and he had seen the dermatologist twice still with no cause known and no improvement. He itches until he bleeds, is covered in little scabs where he has scratched, can't sleep because he itches and is becoming fed up. The doctors think it is an over active immune reaction to a small cold he had months ago but keep assuring me the condition will burn itself out, its been nearly 10 weeks now and we are still waiting. Kids at school are calling him a leper, he is 16 years old so says it doesn't bother him but I see it is all adding up. He is taking over the counter antihistamines currently ALLEREZE 10mg morning and night. Also PHENERGAN 25mg in the evening which is aimed at helping him get some sleep but also makes it tough to get him out of bed. About 3 weeks ago the Doc's suggested SINGULAR 10mg which is apparently an asthma preventative that they thought might help... $100 later still no improvement. Next step is to see a dietitian to rule out any food allergies. Love to know if any one else has any ideas???
My son was three years old when he woke up from a nap covered in hives. I had no idea the cause; he had no unusual exposure to food or anything that I could think of. In trying to figure out what to do (I was worried it was going to get worse! ) I considered that one of his older brothers, whom he is a lot alike, has had trouble with allergies and asthma in the past. If that son took Nettle capsules and Quercetin daily, his problems stopped and eventuallly healed. No was could I get a three year old to swallow capsules. I made him some Nettle Tea, sweetened it (honey, stevia, whatever) and he drank it in a sippy cup. In twenty minutes, his hives were gone. The next day it happened again... He woke up from his nap with hives. Less this time. I gave him Nettle Tea again and they were gone very quickly. That was over a year ago and he hasn't had hives since. Nettle is amazing! I had trouble with chronic hives years ago and I wish I had known about Nettle back then.
I have had 2 bouts of Hives after going gluten free. I believe contact with gluten is the culprit but I'm not positive. I had a very untimely breakout before Christmas and the only way I got through it was to drink tons of nettle tea and taking quercetin. Both suppress the production of histamine which causes the itching and ill side effects.
There are great supplements out there that contain both. I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet!
Weston, Florida, Usa