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misdiagnosis of bumps on skin, SALT is the cause

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 25, 2008
  • 05:46 PM

For 8 years I have going to doctors for bumps on my arms, chest, head, some on my face. They are very itchy raised bumps that I would get 4 or 8 in a day, I still get them but about 90% less after giving up salty foods. about 3 months ago. For 8 years I tried everything from creams to steriods to changing soaps and my diet. By chance I started eating oatmeal and low sodium food for only 2 days and the bumps just stoped. Now I still eat salt but I drink enough water to try to flush it out and I just learned Potasuam can help your body loose salt so I can again wear short sleave shirts :)....

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  • The bumps you refer to sound like they are hives (medical term: urticaria). I have suffered from hives for many years, there are many causes for them. A common cause is food and/or chemical intolerances, the main culprits (in my experience) often being Salicylates and/or artificial food chemicals (ie. preservatives, colours, flavourings, msg etc) for hive reactions. By eating a diet low in food chemicals you can minimise your reactions. I have not heard of an intolerance or allergy to salt, it would be extremely unusual for it to be the case. I would hazard a guess to say that by cutting out foods high in salt you have inadvertently cut out one of the common culprits of intolerance; either salicylates, amines or artificial food chemicals.Salicylate Intolerance (sometimes known as 'Aspirin Allergy') is frequently misdiagnosed and not very well understood. Most doctors would not have heard of it and of those who have are often critical of the impact it can have on your quality of life and will often deny the link between diet and your symptoms - they are WRONG. The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) Allergy Unit (in Sydney, Australia) are the leading (ie. only) experts in food intolerance. They have published a great book called 'Friendly Food' which is well worth a read - This is a link to the intro of this book: http://www.cs.nsw.gov.au/RPA/Allergy/resources/foodintol/ffintro.cfmThe Food Intolerance Network is a 'mums and dads' network run by a lady called Sue Dengate. She has written a number of books on the topic and has created the 'Failsafe Diet' - all of her information is based on the research done by the RPAH Allergy Unit and from families feedback. She has a book called 'The Failsafe Diet' which is absolutely fantastic. Her site can be hard to navigate but is full of great information and is well worth exploring: http://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.infoAll the best.
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