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Hives?!?!?

Posted In: Allergies 30 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2007
  • 06:06 PM

Im stuck, I been going to an allergy doctor for about a month now to try and see why I have been getting cronic hives. I have them eveyday and somedays have a lot somedays not so much, but still enough. I had skin test done and cleared from food allergies, but still have to get the other skin test done to rule out allergies enviromental. I did have a blood test done and my IgE level was more then four times what it should be.. almos at a level of 2000. He said it might be parasites but I dont not experience any symptoms of that and really feel I dont have them. I dont see him for another 3 weeks and want answers now. if anyone has been through the same thing or can offer feedback please do so thanks!

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  • i have cholinergic urticaria..aka..hives. i get them when i exercise or when i have a temp change in my body due to the outside or inside or emotional changes... do you have this as well?
    jifnif 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please look into finding a NAET practitioner to help with your hives. They will be able to treat you for your allergy and after 25 hours it will clear out of your system. It is an amazing treatment which actually reprograms your body to not have an allergic response. That is simplifying it a bit, but visit www.naet.com for more info and to find a practitioner near you. It is simply the best treatment I have found for allergies and chronic unexplained illnesses! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks, I will check out that site. :)
    jifnif 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • Are you on any medications or suppliments? They can trigger allergic reactions even if you've taken them before and never had any problems. It's possible to be on a medication for months or years and then suddenly have problems.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am on zyrtec, I have weened myself to every three days to taking it. If I take it too far apart, I get extremely itchy w/out hives w/ any temperature change in my body. physically or emotionally triggered. :confused:
    jifnif 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have been taking my son to an allergist for just about 8 months now for chronic hives, he's just about 4. We've tested and tested, and the only thing that I can find as a common thread is sun exposure. Once he's exposed he gets hive sometimes just a few on exposed skin and sometimes he's covered. Sunblock and clothing do not help....Best thing is to keep a log to determine the common factors.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i've had hives for over 15 years and i'm still trying to find a cure. my hives are based on temp, environment and emotional.if anyone can give me any suggestions or alternative treatment options i'd appreicate it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have urticaria too, Its a strange skin problem. I get it when i get hot but mostly when i have finished washing. Esp when i come out of the shower.I have various creams but they were prescribed for Karatosis Parosis, so they didn't help, I have been on Loratadine and they work quite well. But i still get bad days some times.
    Ragdoll 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please look into NAET- and for parasites a round of Oil of Oregano works like magic.I did both- and I am pretty happy. Some people need from 10 to 15 treatments to reverse the allergies permanently , one allergen at a time. People with more debilitating conditions might need from 15 to 50 treatments- so far, I had about 15, and I am pretty stable. I don't take any prescriptions and just rarely feel "under the weather".Take Care you all!
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Im 25 and i just started getting hives 2 months ago. The Dr put me on 400mg cyclosporine and I just had a huge flare up so i was given steroids 40mg of prednisone. I can't really take antihistamines because they make me so drowsy. Zrtec included Alegra doesn't do the job on its own. This is really a pain because I am now having to take meds to cover up the symptoms of the Cyclosporine and Steroids. Has anyone taken this drug? Any luck? My dr says that the next step would be drugs for rheumatoid arthritis or anti malarial(used to treat malaria) drugs. Help!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Originally known as "nettle rash", hives (uriticaria) – are uncomfortable and depressing. If you've ruled out prime suspects like shellfish, strawberries and (in my case, apples) it's worth checking that you don't have a viral infection – we all expect hives to have a bacterial cause/source but this isn't always the case, as my husband discovered after a transatlantic flight. Sometimes skin problems do need to be treated from the inside as well as from the outside, but minimse the drugs if you can...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
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  • I am currently having chronic hives also. For two months now. I was swimming in Carrabelle, Florida and got stung by jellyfish three times. The doctor has had me on all types of claratin, and so forth, but also on Predneson for the past two months. I am not getting better... so I am reading up on hives on the medical internet pages. I also just learned that where I was swimming was full of bacteria, so I am switching gears and going the parasite route. God knows, the allergy specialist isn't helping. Just hang in there, and try really hot baths...that helps me. Let me know if you find out anything more and GOOD LUCK! ~itchy in florida
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 03:49 PM
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  • All of these sound like my story. I started with hives in June. They lasted for 2 months, I went thru the allergy testing and all. I was also put on Prednisone and Zyrtec. The Prednisone made the hives go away until it ran out of my system, then they would flair back up. The Zyrtec did nothing for me. I did not have anything Aug or Sept. Now about 2 weeks ago they have started up again. I have been put back on the Prednisone and also they started me on Ranitidine (a form of zantac). I am so tired of taking the Prednisone, and would like some relief of the hives. Some days I only have a few and other days I am covered from head to toe. Has anyone else taken Ranitidine for this?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 00:52 AM
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  • I had flare ups of hives that would cover my neck face back,... and other parts of my body - for over 4 months - (almost every day)I tried all sorts of allergy related, elimination diets, allergy meds. etc. - all to no avail (help)I accidentally found a permanent cure by taking a multi-vitamin that contained various vitamins.The key ones I believe were the in the "B" group.It makes sense now, as at the time, I was under a great deal of stress.(It is my understanding that B vitamins are especially good for stress)As soon as I began taking them - my hives stopped within the next day or two, and never came back.So,....? Give it a try, eh?,... You've got nothing to loose - as the vitamins will probably do you some good anyway.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
    • 04:15 AM
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  • i have cholinergic urticaria..aka..hives. i get them when i exercise or when i have a temp change in my body due to the outside or inside or emotional changes... do you have this as well?Yes! I do, you might be suffering from Magnesium Defiency Disorder... Hence the hives after the workout... Your loosing your electrolites... I've been drinking "Nature's Calm" and so far I've been able to keep it under control. I noticed them for the first time after working out as well. I use to think that it was stress related also. I had recently stopped taking a anti-depressant the sametime my hives came about. I think that the medicine I was on messed with my magnesium levels. Stress depletes magnesium as well. Please do yourself the favor of researching the symptoms of Magnesium Defiency Disorder. Doctors are over looking this common problem. The tests for it will be difficult to show because the levels of the mineral are stored in the bones and muscle. Go to Whole Foods to get it. I think that much suffering can be avoided if people only knew.
    itchy1 1 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
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  • Hi,I stumbled on this forum on my 3 year quest to find out what the heck I'm allergic to, or to alleviate these chronic hives. They started 3 years ago and have continued to get worse. They are chronic and year-round and constant and oddly, only on my body from the waist up. I went to the allergist and had all the skin ****k tests (I'm a little allergic to several things, but cutting back on the controllable ones, like milk, or dust, have had no effect) and have tried various allergy meds, such as Claritan, Allegra, Zyrtec, and now Xyzal. They take just a liitle of the itching off, but I still itch and still have hives. It's like torture, the constant itching. And for the life of me, I can't attribute it to any one thing, like showering, or exercising, or sun exposure. I live in two cities (Los Angeles and Sacramento) and it doesn't make a difference which one I'm in. My allergist is now saying the last thing to try is allergy shots. I just recently have been hearing about local honey, oil of oregano, perilla oil, and DIM. And now on here I read about Magnesium. I guess I was looking for someone with the same experience as me and who had tried any natural solutions, because I want off the drugs. This Xyzal seems to make me more drowsy than usual. I'm about to go out and purchase some of the above natural solutions (I've just started on the local honey yesterday) and would like to touch base with anyone else out there to continue to compare trials and errors in the hopes of finding some relief. I want to thank those of you who have posted so far, you've given me more potential ammunition.Thanks for reading this.
    MargaretA 5 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 09:44 PM
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  • Just wanted to throw this in in case it could help someone. My husband developed hives this weekend, and we were told it was due an allergic reaction to Augmentin. Any of you been on it any time...doesn't have to be very recently either. The doctor said Augmentin stays in your body a long time and can present a reaction days or weeks later. My husband had taken it a week earlier after some oral surgery as a preventative measure for infections. He has been very uncomfortable for days now with the sensitive scalp, overall icky feeling, and now the full-blown hives (looks like he's been burnt). He's never sick, never had to take antibiotics, so he had no idea what he might be allergic to. He was given Augmentin unfortunately. It's like the strongest thing out there. Bad stuff, in my opinion. It's also an ototoxic drug (can impair hearing in some folks). Try other things first, is my opinion.Anyway, we'll see how this goes. It's a day later since the hives, and he still has them bad but the itching has subsided a little and a lump he had on his neck has gone away. He's taking a low dosage of Prednisone for 6 days along with some Zantac which the doc said speeds up the Prednisone's affect. Wish us luck, and try to remember if you took Augmentin recently (within the last several weeks, anyway).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2008
    • 01:46 AM
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  • Just wanted to throw this in in case it could help someone. My husband developed hives this weekend, and we were told it was due an allergic reaction to Augmentin. Any of you been on it any time...doesn't have to be very recently either. The doctor said Augmentin stays in your body a long time and can present a reaction days or weeks later. My husband had taken it a week earlier after some oral surgery as a preventative measure for infections. He has been very uncomfortable for days now with the sensitive scalp, overall icky feeling, and now the full-blown hives (looks like he's been burnt). He's never sick, never had to take antibiotics, so he had no idea what he might be allergic to. He was given Augmentin unfortunately. It's like the strongest thing out there. Bad stuff, in my opinion. It's also an ototoxic drug (can impair hearing in some folks). Try other things first, is my opinion. Anyway, we'll see how this goes. It's a day later since the hives, and he still has them bad but the itching has subsided a little and a lump he had on his neck has gone away. He's taking a low dosage of Prednisone for 6 days along with some Zantac which the doc said speeds up the Prednisone's affect. Wish us luck, and try to remember if you took Augmentin recently (within the last several weeks, anyway). Yes yes.. I had an infection from a bee sting and a Doctor (i was out of town) prescribed me a 10 day supply ofAUGMENTIN . 20 pills.. 2 x a day..on the morning of the 11th day (day after I finished the meds) I woke in the morning to go to work and found GIANT hives from my neck down ALL OVER my body. hives that connected with each other, wheels, speedbump type hives. you name it, i had it. freaked me out to no end and my wife started to cry she was so worried. I started to itch my skin off that's how bad it was. Went to my primary care dr. couldn't understand why the Dr in Maryland prescribed such a heavy and long dosage of the penicillin.. he said i am now allergic to penicillin.. anyway, he said I had GIANT hives, gave me a cortisone shot in the butt and put me on 2 weeks supply of prednisone. After about 2.5 weeks the hives went away but only temporary. about a month and a half to now (dec 2007 to now) I experience episodes of hives. not as bad as initially but i get them. right now i'm taking 24 hr claritin about every 2-3 days which keeps it in check. i don't know how long AUGMENTIN stays in the body but i took AUGMENTIN starting Aug 25, 2007. let's stay in touch. I'm very interested to know how your husband makes out and i will let you know how i make out. needless to say, my dr.says i can't take penicillin now. i have to take non-pen types of antibiotics. Good Luck..i share his pain..
    Rich H 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes yes.. I had an infection from a bee sting and a Doctor (i was out of town) prescribed me a 10 day supply ofAUGMENTIN . 20 pills.. 2 x a day..on the morning of the 11th day (day after I finished the meds) I woke in the morning to go to work and found GIANT hives from my neck down ALL OVER my body. hives that connected with each other, wheels, speedbump type hives. you name it, i had it. freaked me out to no end and my wife started to cry she was so worried. I started to itch my skin off that's how bad it was. Went to my primary care dr. couldn't understand why the Dr in Maryland prescribed such a heavy and long dosage of the penicillin.. he said i am now allergic to penicillin.. anyway, he said I had GIANT hives, gave me a cortisone shot in the butt and put me on 2 weeks supply of prednisone. After about 2.5 weeks the hives went away but only temporary. about a month and a half to now (dec 2007 to now) I experience episodes of hives. not as bad as initially but i get them. right now i'm taking 24 hr claritin about every 2-3 days which keeps it in check. i don't know how long AUGMENTIN stays in the body but i took AUGMENTIN starting Aug 25, 2007. let's stay in touch. I'm very interested to know how your husband makes out and i will let you know how i make out. needless to say, my dr.says i can't take penicillin now. i have to take non-pen types of antibiotics. Good Luck..i share his pain.. The problem is not how long augmentin stays in the body, but it is the fact that augmentin completely strips away all of your good digestive flora, leaving you prone to candida yeast/fungus overgrowth. This is more likely what is causing the continuation of your rash IMO. Claritin and antiallergy meds are not going to help if it is due to candida overgrowth. Please get yourself the best PROBIOTIC you can find - find one with several strains of beneficial digestive flora. Jarrow makes several good ones, and I personally like the Probiotic 10-10 .You need to take this to help get your system back on track...this will help rebuild your immune system and prevent all sorts of other problems, like pseudomembranous colitis, which is a severe form of diarrhea caused by antibiotic use. You can find a PROBIOTIC at any good healthfood store, or on the website I listed above. Please do this and stay on a high dose for at least a couple of months. You may want to google candida overgrowth and see if you have any other symptoms of this problem: gas/bloating/IBS symptoms, sinus problems, brain fog, headaches, anal itching, etc... Western allopathic medicine doesn't address this problem effectively, and many docs don't think it is a cause for concern - IT IS! A good candida cleanse may be in order if you are not feeling better with the probiotics...but do try the PROBIOTICs first and see if your symptoms improve. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • The problem is not how long augmentin stays in the body, but it is the fact that augmentin completely strips away all of your good digestive flora, leaving you prone to candida yeast/fungus overgrowth. This is more likely what is causing the continuation of your rash IMO. Claritin and antiallergy meds are not going to help if it is due to candida overgrowth. Please get yourself the best PROBIOTIC you can find - find one with several strains of beneficial digestive flora. Jarrow makes several good ones, and I personally like the Probiotic 10-10 from www.vitacost.com.You need to take this to help get your system back on track...this will help rebuild your immune system and prevent all sorts of other problems, like pseudomembranous colitis, which is a severe form of diarrhea caused by antibiotic use. You can find a PROBIOTIC at any good healthfood store, or on the website I listed above. Please do this and stay on a high dose for at least a couple of months. You may want to google candida overgrowth and see if you have any other symptoms of this problem: gas/bloating/IBS symptoms, sinus problems, brain fog, headaches, anal itching, etc... Western allopathic medicine doesn't address this problem effectively, and many docs don't think it is a cause for concern - IT IS! A good candida cleanse may be in order if you are not feeling better with the probiotics...but do try the PROBIOTICs first and see if your symptoms improve. Best wishesDOM Thank you kindly for responding. You know, my wife mentioned the same thing about a month ago so she started buying me yoguart with PROBIOTICS in it from the supermarket. I have been eating it but in small quantities and only couple times a week. There is a health food store near me and I will look into the PROBIOTICS products they sell. I will report back my results. Thanks again for taking the time to share your opinions.
    Rich H 5 Replies Flag this Response
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