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Extra Large Hives due to stress

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  • Posted By: browniz3mc
  • April 7, 2007
  • 03:12 AM

My daughter is 15. Has had anxiety attacks in the past. Now when she gets very stressed, she breaks out in very large hives ( usually that night ). Her top lip swells to triple size, gets very large lumps on her wrists and breaks out into 8-9inch hives on her trunk! I give her Benadryl immediately and it usually takes 24 hours to go away. What can I do to help her? I don't want her to have to be medicated at this young age ( xanax ) Does anyone have any natural remedies or suggestions? I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks

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  • I wish I had the answer for you but I don't. I have had the same thing for almost eleven years now, since I was 18. I have tryed many medications and seen numerous doctors. Today I found out I have autoimmune urticaria. I take Zertec in the morning and Benedryl through out the day about 50mg every 3.5 hours and I wake up in the middle of the night to keep up with the dose. The key is to understand what causes her stress and to start the medication before the hives become too unmanagible. Also learning stress relieving techniques can help but not much helps me. I wish you luck and I empathize with your daughter.
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  • Please find a NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique) practitioner near you. www.naet.com. Sorry, I don't believe stress is the cause of this. Certainly it is contributing to the problem, but an undiagnosed allergy is most likely the cause of this. There is a huge link between an autoimmune response and allergies and NAET helps to address this. It is the only treatment I have found that can pinpoint an allergen (whether it is viral, bacterial, food, vitamin, mineral, environmental, or material based) and actually clear this allergen out of your system! Please don't give your daughter Xanax - that is just crap, and doesn't address the real problem. Please look into NAET - I can't recommend this form of treatment highly enough!Best wishesDOM
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