Hives..
roman

Miami Beach, FL

#143 Feb 14, 2012
to Patti
RE:(2) the feeling of clear "globs" in my mouth (which I was told was the body's way of expelling allergens)(?).

I too noticed the "clear globs" in my mouth, just before a breakout of HIVES

thank you, at least now I know what those weird clear globs were

now if I could just clear up my case of hives
Lorraine

Elk Grove, CA

#144 Feb 16, 2012
I have an update on my hives. My allergist said that hives can be a symptom of Vitamin D deficiency. My blood work showed just that. She has me on 5,000 units per day. I'm waiting to hear back from her as to how long I need to take these until I reach a point to stop the blockers. I sure hope that these hives go away after the Vitamin D gets back to normal. Has anyone else here been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency? My GP is testing me in the morning for B12 and calcium. Thanks.
Lorraine

Elk Grove, CA

#145 Feb 16, 2012
PS: I forgot to mention that the Zyrtec and Zantac are working well. I continue to drink water.
Sam

Taiwan

#146 Feb 17, 2012
Lorraine wrote:
I have an update on my hives. My allergist said that hives can be a symptom of Vitamin D deficiency. My blood work showed just that. She has me on 5,000 units per day. I'm waiting to hear back from her as to how long I need to take these until I reach a point to stop the blockers. I sure hope that these hives go away after the Vitamin D gets back to normal. Has anyone else here been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency? My GP is testing me in the morning for B12 and calcium. Thanks.
Hello Larraine,

It is always a good idea to take some good quality minerals and vitamins along with water therapy. I am not sure whether vit D defficiency causes hives, the problem is that a lots of people in US are deficient in vit D and they do not get hives but anyway we will be very interested to know about this so keep posting. Remember water is very important even to metabolize medication and health supplements, without enough hydration they wouldn't desolve in the stomach properly.
Antihistamines will never cure hives but only supress your hives for a short period of time and once you stop taking them hives will come back more agressively.

Oxyhives is a homeopathic formula and in some people it takes longer to see results.

Never give up , patience and persistence is the key.

Take care
Sam
Sam

Taiwan

#147 Feb 17, 2012
Lorraine,I suggest you get a complete blood count test including H.pylori ,liver ,gallblader, kidney and thyroid functions test as well as tests to check any ongoing infection ( viral or bacterial) and inflamation to rule out any abnormalities, You may discuss it with your doctor to see what tests are required to get these checked.

Sam
Lorraine

Elk Grove, CA

#148 Feb 17, 2012
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Larraine,
It is always a good idea to take some good quality minerals and vitamins along with water therapy. I am not sure whether vit D defficiency causes hives, the problem is that a lots of people in US are deficient in vit D and they do not get hives but anyway we will be very interested to know about this so keep posting. Remember water is very important even to metabolize medication and health supplements, without enough hydration they wouldn't desolve in the stomach properly.
Antihistamines will never cure hives but only supress your hives for a short period of time and once you stop taking them hives will come back more agressively.
Oxyhives is a homeopathic formula and in some people it takes longer to see results.
Never give up , patience and persistence is the key.
Take care
Sam
Hi Sam,
Iam taking vitamins and supplements. My doctor diagnosed me with gluten intolerence about 4 months ago. I had been having problems for years until my cousin and her little girl were diagnosed and instructed to notify relatives to be tested. Then I moved to the other side of the States and have a new doctor.

My new doctor recently ran a blood count, metabolic panel, lipid w/dldl reflex and tsh. I have been on Nature Thyroid for a decade and keep my numbers around .9-1.15 to feel right.

I received a flu shot (don't usually do) when I moved here and two days later broke out in hives. It could be coincidental. But then my allergist said that that was also a symptom of Vitamin D deficiency for some people and got me tested. I am curious about the blood work that I will get this morning to see if I am low in the others. I never was tested for celiac disease.

I'll keep you posted. How long would a person have to take Oyxhives? Does that suppress, too, and then hives come back when we stop? Or does it cure?

Thanks so much,
~Lorraine
Lorraine

Elk Grove, CA

#149 Feb 17, 2012
Sam wrote:
Lorraine,I suggest you get a complete blood count test including H.pylori ,liver ,gallblader, kidney and thyroid functions test as well as tests to check any ongoing infection ( viral or bacterial) and inflamation to rule out any abnormalities, You may discuss it with your doctor to see what tests are required to get these checked.
Sam
Hi Sam, I looked up H. pylori, which I think is the one thing that I was not checked for. I do not have any of those symptoms, tho. I will ask my doctor about that. I am wondering if I my gluten intolerence could have progressed to celiac disease?

Thanks so much.

~Lorraine
sulie

Brownsville, TX

#150 Feb 20, 2012
hi sam have been suffering from hives for so long , i don't know how to deal with this no more.i have tried everythng, nothing works.i get the hives went i wake-up every moring. i can't go to work,i have to call off at the last minute. i have gone to many doctors and had all kind of test, all doc's tell me the same thing.just a reaction .i need somebody to help me.

thank. sue

los fresnos. tx
Bindu

Mumbai, India

#151 Feb 28, 2012
Hello guys, am the newest member in your chat thread. To begin with,the thread of your conversations hold a lot of promise for me. I have been suffering from chronic urticaria for the last 7 months now , and now know exactly what each one of you must feel/must have felt. I have tried homeopathy at a stretch for the last 5 months with 2 different practioners ( changed because the first treatment wasnt working for me ) only to get frustrated with the second as well. I have now given up the treatment, and that still hasnt made any changes to my urticaria flare ups. Still as bad. Sam/Cindy, thanks for sharing your experiences with us and I am just going to follow your simple suggestion,i.e consume more water. I'll be back to let you know if it has made any difference
Chrissy

Allgood, AL

#152 Feb 29, 2012
Hello I am a suffer of hives and they have consumed my life. I am miserable! The doctors say it is not a food allergy and I don't have any of the autoimmune diseases and he said this could last for 4 or 5 years and then my body would decide to stop. I am going to try to drink water, but I can drink alot more of it with fresh lemon in it. Is this not better anyway because it makes the water alkaline? From reading some info I think my body maybe too acidic and this is a reaction, but I cannot due the alkaline diet that is all raw food.
Naomi

Artesia, NM

#153 Mar 1, 2012
Hello everybody!! I just happened across this forum when I searched for hives and dehydration. I always wondered if being dehydrated played a role in my getting hives. A little background now! I am a 29 year old female that has suffered from chronic hives for the last nine years. They began the last month of my first pregnancy and never went away. The Doctors were telling me it was prob my hormones and that as soon as i quit nursing my babies my hormones would go back to normal and no more hives. I had my last child in 2008 and quit nursing her in 2009. Now here I am not hive free and very frustrated with all the Doctors I have been to. I dont only get hives, I have these attacks that start with getting hot then extremely itchy,next comes the hives, facial swelling, internal cramping, pain in chest and back, difficulty breathing and my throat will start to close. It was not always this way it slowly progressed over the years. I have never really been a water drinker. As a teeneager it was always soda or tea. I am so glad to have found this forum and am very thankful to everyone on here who kept up the conversation and the updates. I have been drinking around a gallon of water a day for the past three days and I am going to continue and will post my progress on here. Thanks again to all of you and may God bless you all!
Sam

Taoy├╝an, Taiwan

#154 Mar 2, 2012
Lorraine wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Sam, I looked up H. pylori, which I think is the one thing that I was not checked for. I do not have any of those symptoms, tho. I will ask my doctor about that. I am wondering if I my gluten intolerence could have progressed to celiac disease?
Thanks so much.
~Lorraine
Lorraine, the problem with chronic idiopathic hives is that the root cause is extremely difficult to find but one thing is for sure that it is caused by a hay wired immune system ( due to whatever reason) which needs to be corrected. It will be very unethical for me to diagnose someone's condition on the net but the best i can do is to give people some food for thought by sharing my experience , in my two cent opinion i still think that your hives caused by a reaction of flu vaccine and your immune system can be corrected by drinking lots of water ( clean or filtered) which will help you get rid of the toxins or allergens in the body.
There are many cases where flu vaccines have caused allergic reactions in people and it may take some time to heal.
Also Watch out for hair dyes and deodorants ,they may also cause hives in some people and in some cases hives start 48 hrs after you use them.

Oil of oregano is an excellent herb for infections and there is plenty of info on the net about it.

Beside water therapy you can also try acupuncture if you can find a specialist in your area, it has helped many people with chronic hives. Acupuncture has the potential to stabilize immune system.
There are certain Chinese herbal medicines also which can cure hives.

hope this will help.
Sam
Lorraine

Carmichael, CA

#155 Mar 2, 2012
Thank you, Sam, for your encouragement. I continue to wonder if it was the flu shot. I do not use hair dyes, and only use Crystal salt for deodorant. No new changes in soaps, etc. That was one of the first things I checked into. I did try the Oil of Oregano, but stopped after a while because I was still so miserable and confused of what to take and when. Doc presribed Singulair earlier this week, but I have not picked it up. I am going to research it more, too. I will check into the Oil of Oregano again (OYXHIVES did not work) and the acupuncture. I continue with water and have switched out table salt for Himalayan salt. My heart goes out to so many who suffer from chronic hives. Bless you!~Lor
Sam

Taiwan

#156 Mar 4, 2012
Lorraine wrote:
Thank you, Sam, for your encouragement. I continue to wonder if it was the flu shot. I do not use hair dyes, and only use Crystal salt for deodorant. No new changes in soaps, etc. That was one of the first things I checked into. I did try the Oil of Oregano, but stopped after a while because I was still so miserable and confused of what to take and when. Doc presribed Singulair earlier this week, but I have not picked it up. I am going to research it more, too. I will check into the Oil of Oregano again (OYXHIVES did not work) and the acupuncture. I continue with water and have switched out table salt for Himalayan salt. My heart goes out to so many who suffer from chronic hives. Bless you!~Lor
Lorraine, Oil of Oregano ( OOO) is good for all sort of infections, can be taken for maitenance in light doses, However in my opinion if you consider taking it to treat infection then do it only if you have some genuine doubts that you have some kind of infection going on, best way to do that to get your white/Lymph blood counts checked ( for bacterial and viral infection) to see if they are elevated alongwith IgE test, Your doc will guide you about this, One more thing you may discuss with your doctor if you can be tested for CRP ( C-Reactive Protein Test),this test normally use to check inflamation inside the body and can give some hints about your condition. If these all are normal then flu vaccine should be considered as a culprit.
Regards
Sam
Mary Ann

Peterborough, Canada

#157 Mar 13, 2012
Brian W wrote:
Cindy, I am a little older than you (that's got nothing to do with it) and I am an Electronics Engineer working in the Aerospace industry. I base all my statements on research and consultation with my brother and best friend who are both doctors, and also a Naturopath I hang out with at my club. I fully understand that we should all drink more pure water than we do, myself included, and I am pleased that it is working for you. I have my source for selenium, and yes I can rely on its content, I am just amazed that in a technically advanced country, like yours, you cannot do the same. I had only made the suggestion of taking selenium to help others who had been suffering like I had. I do not acquire my selenium from the internet link I provided, it just happened to be the first one I ran across when I Googled. I do not expect you to give up your water but you may do me the favour of looking up the benefits of taking 200 micrograms of selenium per day. I am aiming this advice at people like myself for whom nothing else has worked.
Many areas around the world have a selenium deficiency in the environment. So Brian could be right for something happening in his neighbourhood, and the need for it's inhabitants to use a selenium supplement. I also think that Sams response is also right and I will start drinking a heck of a lot more water (with a pinch of salt). My hives started today where I have had a recent ankle replacement. I also cracked a tooth, and it could be getting infected (last time I had hives they left after I had a root canal). As well I was working today in my barn sweeping up piles of dust and tearing down old stalls and grooming my horse (slightly allergic to him), I am also coming down with a cold, and they got really bad after I stubbed my little toe and almost ripped the nail off on my recuperating ankle replacement foot, so I think it is a combination of reasons. I am covered head to foot, my feet are swollen as well as my lips, eyes and ears with hives. I have just taken some anithistimines, drank 2 glasses of water, a bottle of Aloe vera juice, green tea and oregano oil. I think I will take a selenium supplement and eat some yogurt to top it off and see how it goes in a few hours. I will continue to drink more water on a daily basis. This week I am going to the dentist and I am going to find a Chinese Med. specialist. Sam I must say you sound brilliant and are an extremely helpful person. Cindy I am glad you feeling better.
Claire

London, UK

#158 Mar 18, 2012
I have just broken out in my first severe outbreak of hives. I have been covered from head to foot for two days with no signs ofit abating. I am getting married in 3 weeks and worried I will be covered for the big day. I will try with the water but what is the best short term solution ?
Amanda

De Kalb, MS

#159 Mar 21, 2012
I have been having severe hives for the past 7 months. I have been taking Zertec and Zantac which help with the hives as long as I was taking one of each every 3-4 hours, which is way above the recommended dose. I had tried the green tea and it help for a little while but then stopped working. My doctor had run all kinds of test and could not find anything wrong. I had just about given up hope of getting rid of them. They were really worse at night. The itching would get so bad that I would break the skin and be bleeding trying to stop the itch. I broke out from head to toe with swelling of my eyes and lips at least once a week. I found this forum about 3 weeks ago and thought that the water theory made since. I have never been a water drinker. I wanted to post and let other people with hives know to start drinking water. I stared drinking nothing but water every day for the past 3 weeks. I have been hives free for several days now and have stopped taking the zertec and zantac.
Bails

Flint, MI

#160 Apr 3, 2012
I have the exact same issue. Mine started last May and Benadryl does not work at all. Mine come and go... mostly at night or in the morning when I wake up from sleeping. I take allergy medicine which will last for about 2-3 days and then I need to take more. Not just any allergy medicine tho. I actually take an off brand of allergy medicine and it works great for me. I have been to the doctor once when the hives started, but I need to try again. I'm sure they will just provide a steriod for me and I'm thinking that will do nothing but its worth a try. It's nice to know I'm not alone.:)
Maggie

Wheaton, IL

#161 Apr 3, 2012
Hi all,
I just stumbled upon this website, since I'm trying to find out what's going on with my 10-year old son. Lately, after he played outdoors for a while, he comes in the house covered in reddish, hive-type welts all over his body, even his face. It is mainly the parts that are not covered by clothing.
After being inside the house for about half an hour, they are all gone!
It is very strange, but we feel we need to do something. We can easily start with water, but I feel some medical person should check him out as well. I really would like to avoid heavy medication for my child though!

Has anyone ever experienced something like this?

PS: We live in the midwest, where the pollen are bad this year. Could be related, but who knows...
It seems like his body is trying to get rid of something and it comes out through his pores. However, the symptoms disappear after he has been inside... he is a bit itching (feet) but not much.
Thanks for any info, I'd appreciate it.
Liz

Fresno, CA

#162 Apr 4, 2012
I too have been suffering with Idopathic Urticaria for 1 and 1/2 years, everyday. I have done the gammit of drugs for this condition and was given a special blood test that confirmed that I do indeed have a AutoImmune Disease. With that being said, I came across a web site for Dr. Gary M. Levin. I bought the e book online and am following his advice.I have done it for a short time and it seems to be helping. This is an insidious disease and no one knows the hell we are going through. I have it at from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet and it is extremely worse at night. The body heat seems to be a trigger. Yes, the swollen eyes and lips re the worst. I own a Vitamin Store so it affects my job. I am currently on a small dose of prednisone and claritin and following Dr. Levin's protocol. I am also taking Silver Biotics DR.'s grade along with other supplements. Cleaning up the food is the most important. I feel stress and trauma had brought my condition on. I hope to take what I have read in this blog and add it to my protocol......Thank you everyone for sharing , we are not alone......

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