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Hive Queen

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 3, 2010
  • 05:31 AM

Hello just wondering if anyone can help.
I've been having some 'tummy' and reflux issue, which a gastro said could be IBS and said to try ruling out wheat to see if it is a cause. While I generally feel better and a lot of the IBS symptoms have gone I now have huge hives and welts all over my body. Why would this be? Any help gratefully recieved. (I have suffered from hives for ten years, but a breakout this severe has not occurred since the birth of my child).

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  • Hello just wondering if anyone can help.I've been having some 'tummy' and reflux issue, which a gastro said could be IBS and said to try ruling out wheat to see if it is a cause. While I generally feel better and a lot of the IBS symptoms have gone I now have huge hives and welts all over my body. Why would this be? Any help gratefully recieved. (I have suffered from hives for ten years, but a breakout this severe has not occurred since the birth of my child). Your IBS and urticaria are probably related to the same underlying factor, I.e. Autoimmune disorder. You say that you have cut all wheat from your diet, are you checking products to make sure that they do not contain white flour?. In some cases the shock of a severe diet change may result in the onset of chronic urticaria (kind of stress related). You could maybe look for alternatives, or add a small amount of wheat but just make sure you avoid anything containing white flour. Try flushing by drinking around 2 litres of bottled water for at least a week (possibly more, depending on the severity of your urticaria). Avoid tap water in the mean time. Kate
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    • January 1, 2011
    • 00:21 PM
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