Hives Treatment

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Posted by Cheree (Adelaide, Australia) on 08/16/2010
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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???

Cheree

Replied by Cheree
(Adelaide, Australia)
08/17/2010

Also, his white cell count is normal. He is not getting any swelling in his mouth, throat or tongue. He is getting joint pain in his knees and ankles which is quite acute and renders him unable to function but luckily this is not often and may be unrelated. Cheree

Replied by Tom
(Regina, Sk)
08/17/2010

Cheree:

What have you tried from this forum?

The cheapest and most readily available can always be tried right away! Try oil pulling. You likely have some type of kitchen bottled oil there. It says the oil should be COLD PRESSED, but not necessarily EV or organic.
Http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html

There's no doubt he is getting an aggravated IgE response. Double check his DIET to make sure he's not getting just a food allergy reaction.

One common cause of hives symptom is heavy metals poisoning. Mercury, lead, aluminium, barium, ... It would also explain the achy joints, but that could also be an invasive candida infection or a hundred other things. The body is simply trying to get rid of these metals without damaging the kidneys, hence out through the 'third kidney'.

Has he had recent teeth fillings done, or a vaccine?
If so, then a cheap way to push out some of it even faster is once again, IODINE (Lugols or SSKI), orally and/or topically on the hives:

But this could take many months at least, and maybe in the meantime the hives will get worse.

Quicker for heavy metals, but more money, would be to find a zeolite product, maybe in a health store or online:

I don't see zeolite here this site as a category under Remedies, but someone under 'oil pulling' mentioned it. Try those for now!

Replied by Kitty
(Perth, Australia)
05/16/2011

Hi, I have just come across this water therapy for hives. I hope it helps anyone reading this - it seems to have helped many others who wrote in. Scroll down to Sam's post.

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/hives/T3JE7RJD4S1FFOBUM

Replied by Laurel
(Milford DE)
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. https://thebookofremedies.com.

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


Nettle Tea

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Posted by Ky Mama (Clinton, Ky) on 01/22/2013
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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.


Nettle Tea, Quercetin

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Posted by Lindsey (Columbus, Ohio) on 12/05/2011
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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!

Replied by Ursula
(Weston, Florida, Usa)
01/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I gave my 10 year old son quercetin 500 mg with bromelein caps a few days ago and he hasn't had hives since then. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this might be his cure or at least the best way to manage his daily hives.

My son has had hive attack daily for the past two years. They appeared suddenly out of the blue and have plagued him ever since sometimes multiple times a day. We never go anywhere without Bendadryl and Zyrtec and sometimes even those don't work so well. He also had about 20 NAET treatments with a chiropractor that gave him marginal results while he was getting them but had no long term results.


Niacin

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


Oil Pulling

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Posted by Janet6 (Brooklyn, Ny) on 09/18/2010
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I have been doing OP with virgin olive oil for over four years. This has now become part of my morning routine. The first week I started, I experienced a clean palate which I think resulted in my new experience of foods. I now enjoy my foods and eat with more gusto. My other observance was that I slept more soundly and felt more refreshed and energized upon waking. Each day I eagerly started my morning doing O/P and then a thorough brush with my regular tooth-paste and baking soda and salt. My breath definitely improved during the day. However, the most important and startling feature of this new practice for me was that it cured my hives. I suffered with this allergic reaction for more than 20 years and all I got from my doctors was temporary relief. I had been using Benadryl, Allegra, Zyrtec, Prednisone among many but when I started O/P, it cured my allergies, which came out in the form of hives ( raised irregular shapes all over my body which were crazily itchy and ugly). I could not even talk about them, I felt like they were listening and would re-visit me. After four years of O/p I think this is the most amazing thing that could happen to someone with allergies. I feel that anyone with allergies can benefit if I can. I have been passing on by word of mouth to all my friends and family and those who try it tell me the wonderful results they too are having. I believe this has even helped me with whatever pain I have had in my shoulders and knees. I have experienced expelling a lot of phlegm which I am amazed is in my body as I never seem to have a cold or cough. Over the years, my face has gotten smoother than when I was younger. No one believes how old I am and I will not tell. I have used sesame oil and sunflower oil and I like olive oil the best.

EC: More about Oil Pulling here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html

Replied by Kr
(Roanoke, Va)
05/04/2012

I totally get the not being able to talk about your hives! :D


Pectin

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Posted by Barbara (San Marcos, Texas) on 12/27/2015
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In 2013 we did a second and probably not final downsizing of our lives and household good...part of that was leaving our good mattress in South Carolina before moving to Texas....

We up-sized household goods and purchased a very comfortable Therapedic Memory Foam Mattress....three months later I woke up with what I knew was hives (never had allergic breakouts in life-69 yrs of age) on entire torso...I called my husband, and he began to ask what I had eaten different from him and if we had change detergents....I told him nothing had changed.

After immediately researching hives and changing our diet to low histamine...I visited my doctor and dermatologist to be told I had hives...My husband and I constantly went over our lifestyle...

We were renting an apartment with my computer station in our bedroom...my mind was going over my problem...I kept asking myself what was new and different....We had purchased all new furniture and household goods....Suddenly I looked around at the bed and googled "Can your mattress make you sick?" WOW!!!!

i tried many of the suggestions on this site and others....an associate that was into "New Age, Organic..etc" told me to do a Pectin Cleanse...I did not comprehend at first...I asked, "Do you mean the Pectin that is used in canning?" Answer was yes.....

MY CURE.... RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE OF PECTIN (POWDER) FOR YOUR BODY.... THIS CAN BE FOUND BY GOOGLING... I USED APPROXIMATELY A TBSP... I IMMEDIATELY SAW CHANGE AND HAVE NOT HAD A PROBLEM SINCE... OVER TWO YEARS LATER.

If you take medications and or supplements you should take your Pectin dose at what you consider a safe time of day so that your meds/supplements are not removed from body.


Probiotics

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


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Posted by DAVE (WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN) on 11/10/2008
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I have had chronic intermitten hives attacks all my life and get temporary relief with atarax. however real relief occured when i vacation* in warm weather regions; the change of my environment and diet resulted ib long term relief. i conclused the hives were a result of emotional stress.

*my last vacation in mexico gave me hives relief in exchange for montezuma's revenge .......a fair exchange.


Tiger Balm

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Posted by Earwax Sg (Singapore) on 12/29/2017
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TIGER BALM (White)

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!


Triphala

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Posted by Sue (Bismarck, ND) on 04/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I had active hives for 8 months straight (they came on out of the blue) and was on antibiotics and prednisone for most of that time. As soon as I would quit taking those 2, the hives were back with a vengeance. After researching once again for a "cure", I came upon an ayurvedic remedy that has kept the hives under control now for almost a year. As long as I take triphala daily, the hives stay away. I have tried to stop the triphala, but about 2 days in, will start feeling the facial tightness and generalized itchiness again. So will continue taking it daily. It's a sight better for me than suffering with palm sized welts on my face and neck and the other smaller welts and bumps over the rest of my body.

Replied by Paritp
(Los Angeles, CA)
04/19/2009

Triphala is a coolant aand has a mild laxative effect. It is also very benficial for Acne. take one tsp triphala and mix it with 1 glass of water and keep it overnight . Drink it early morning on an empty stomach.

Replied by Vancouver Flowers
(Siliguri, India)
01/08/2010
4 out of 5 stars

It's really good and also it's improving but I don't like its taste.This information was really helpful for me rest if added it to descriptive manner it would be more appreciated.


Water and Baking Soda

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Posted by Joyce (Easley, Sc) on 07/21/2014
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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.

Replied by Adrenalin1
(Minneapolis, MN)
08/10/2014

How was your father healed from heart disease?



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