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Allergy/hives/asthma

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  • Posted By: ClaraSA
  • May 27, 2007
  • 00:46 AM

During winter i experienced coughing and wheezing. Having allergies the doctor thought its asthma symptoms. I was giving easyhaler and later tried symbicort inhaler. Using symbicort i started getting hives around my mouth and face. I tried easyhaler for one night and it was fine however i took it with ibuprofen and had a bad reaction with many hives on my face. I tried to go without any inhalers after this. Then later took ibuprofen again while on holiday and got even worse hives covering my face, and my eyes swelled so badly i had to go to the ER. I found this surprising since i took ibuprofen for many years for cramps with no reaction at all before. Iam scared to try ibuprofen again after this, however it may have been something else ?A few times i have gotten hives but very mild after this and took an antihistamine. Now suffering from bronchitis i again tried the easyhaler since its also used for bronchitis and so far no hives. However now have another problem as chest discomfort has come since the bronchitis. I may have asthma too but have not had any asthma tests. I wonder if asthma can make me more prone to hives and allergies, and also wonder how i could have developed an allergy to ibuprofen which i was able to take for many years before? Thanks

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  • Was given NSAIDs Nabumetone for my chest pain. A week later now have a bad rash that started on my stomach and now affecting almost my whole body. Though ive gotten hives from Ibuprofen before, this time its not hives but a rash thats lasted over 5 days. Stopped medication but its not going away. Always used allergy and asthma washing detergent so i think its the medication.
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  • Dear Clara-go to naet.comit works on allergies, hives, etc. no longer incurable.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Clara is my daughter's name:) ! I also highly recommend trying to get to a NAET practitioner. Although I didn't have hives, I understand this treatment is very effective for it. I have had adult onset asthma and chronic sinusitis during the winter months for the past 3 years. After just one NAET treatment my symptoms improved dramatically, and since starting these treatments (almost 3 months now) I have only needed my inhaler ONCE! Not everyone has such dramatic results, but many people do. Please research this revolutionary form of treatment. NAET stands for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique. Best wishes and great name!DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • A few years ago, I experienced a severe allergic reaction in the form of hives for the first time in my life (I'm now in my 30's). I had them for about 2 or 3 months before the allergist prescribed Prednisone for a week and they subsided. Much to my dismay, they came back about a year later, with angioedema. I went to doctor after doctor, had blood tests & allergy tests, altered my diet, bought air purifiers and encased my beddings, took Zyrtec, Benadryl, Zantac, Doxepin, and even another week's worth of Prednisone. NOTHING helped. I had "chronic, idiopathic urticaria with angioadema" for 9 months straight - at one point the itching/swelling was so intense, I passed out. I was literally at my wit's end and just wanted to die. I couldn't even take ibuprofen when I got my period because it triggered more angioedema; my lips swelled out like a duck's bill and my eyes became puffy. I had to miss work and end a relationship I was in. I was beyond miserable. What finally saved me and cured me from hives was going to a naturopathic physician. THANK GOD I went. Within 2 weeks of following an all natural regiman of high doses of vitamin c/bioflavinoids, acidophilus, and homeopathic tablets, my hives were gone!! I highly recommend going to a ND if you are suffering from chronic hives. It definitely saved me. I still get angioedema, but very rarely and not as intensely. Ibuprofen no longer triggers it. Now however, for the last 6 months, I've been suffering from "asthma/reactive airway disease." Like hives when I first got them, asthma is completely new to me. No one in my family has had asthma. It feels like there's a weight on my chest, and I have labored breathing even when sitting still. My lung x-ray came back fine, my lung capacity is fine, pulse oximetry is fine, but the spirometry tests were impaired. Even when using Singulair and the inhaler, I haven't gotten much relief. I went to another ND recently who taught me some breathing exercises, but I unfortunately didn't get any natural cures like I did for hives. So, if anyone has any advice for me on how I can help my breathing, I'd welcome the feedback!
    evergreen3 2 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 03:39 PM
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  • A few years ago, I experienced a severe allergic reaction in the form of hives for the first time in my life (I'm now in my 30's). I had them for about 2 or 3 months before the allergist prescribed Prednisone for a week and they subsided. Much to my dismay, they came back about a year later, with angioedema. I went to doctor after doctor, had blood tests & allergy tests, altered my diet, bought air purifiers and encased my beddings, took Zyrtec, Benadryl, Zantac, Doxepin, and even another week's worth of Prednisone. NOTHING helped. I had "chronic, idiopathic urticaria with angioadema" for 9 months straight - at one point the itching/swelling was so intense, I passed out. I was literally at my wit's end and just wanted to die. I couldn't even take ibuprofen when I got my period because it triggered more angioedema; my lips swelled out like a duck's bill and my eyes became puffy. I had to miss work and end a relationship I was in. I was beyond miserable. What finally saved me and cured me from hives was going to a naturopathic physician. THANK GOD I went. Within 2 weeks of following an all natural regiman of high doses of vitamin c/bioflavinoids, acidophilus, and homeopathic tablets, my hives were gone!! I highly recommend going to a ND if you are suffering from chronic hives. It definitely saved me. I still get angioedema, but very rarely and not as intensely. Ibuprofen no longer triggers it. Now however, for the last 6 months, I've been suffering from "asthma/reactive airway disease." Like hives when I first got them, asthma is completely new to me. No one in my family has had asthma. It feels like there's a weight on my chest, and I have labored breathing even when sitting still. My lung x-ray came back fine, my lung capacity is fine, pulse oximetry is fine, but the spirometry tests were impaired. Even when using Singulair and the inhaler, I haven't gotten much relief. I went to another ND recently who taught me some breathing exercises, but I unfortunately didn't get any natural cures like I did for hives. So, if anyone has any advice for me on how I can help my breathing, I'd welcome the feedback! I was diagnosed with adult onset allergic asthma over seven years ago. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine always helped my symptoms, but NAET was the treatment that made the most difference. I have not used any type of inhaler in over 9 months. NAET is amazing, but it takes a major commitment of time and money (I have been seeing a practitioner and have done over 40 treatments over a two year period). And, it doesn't work for everyone. IME if you notice a change within the first few treatments it will work for you. I noticed a major changer after the first treatment. Find a good acupuncturist or NAET practitioner to help with the asthma - it is very helpful for this problem! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 02:49 AM
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  • Thank you for recommending NAET. My ND did suggest that andacupuncture. I haven't tried either yet, but I will.
    evergreen3 2 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 01:58 PM
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  • Thank you for recommending NAET. My ND did suggest that andacupuncture. I haven't tried either yet, but I will. If you go to their website you will find lots of good info. Hope you try either (or find an acupuncturist who does NAET)...where do you live? I can tr to find a practitioner for you. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • October 21, 2008
    • 04:35 AM
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  • Ibuprofen is an NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). People who are salicylate intolerant react to NSAIDs, in particular Aspirin (if you think you may be intolerant to salicylates please DO NOT test it by taking an aspirin as it could cause your throat/tongue to swell and you could stop breathing - been there, done that, not fun at all). If you react to ibuprofen you may be salicylate intolerant. Why the sudden onset of an intolerance to something you were previously fine with? No idea, but from my experience most people can relate back to a severe illness, injury or prolonged period of stress that seemed to be around the time they first started noticing symptoms.I have written about salicylate intolerance in reply to other posts on this site for people describing symptoms of it (hives, swelling etc) and it is way past my bed time so I won't repeat it all here except to say these are the websites you should be reading if you want to know more about it:http://www.cs.nsw.gov.au/RPA/Allergy/resources/foodintol/ffintro.cfmhttp://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2008
    • 03:37 PM
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  • Try Eliminating WHEAT COMPLETELY FROM YOUR DIET !!!!! Nothing with Flour in it !!!!!!!In Fact eliminate ALL GRAINS INCLUDING CORN !!!!! This means Corn Syrup, Corn Chips, etcCheck out the Blood Type Diet for you Blood type and if you are Type B blood, you are allergic to CHICKEN automatically.
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