Chroic Uticaria (Hives)

Since 12/8/2016 I have been breaking out in hives every day. They will be all over my body, its absolutely miserable. I have been to 5 different doctors/specialists and no one knows why this is happening. All blood tests have come back normal, there is no autoimmune disease. I did have an endoscopy done and there was no celiac disease, no H-plyori, but I do have 2 ulcers. I have been on tons of steroids to keep down the hives. I do not want to be on them anymore since their side effects are so bad. I’ve had my gene test done but have no idea how to decipher it. If anyone has any input that can help me get rid of there hives I would be more than grateful!! (Antihistamines do not help, doctors are saying it is chronic hives and they can last up to 10 years or more!)

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For hives, try this.

1000 MG C HOURLY during waking hours.
digestive enzymes every 15 mins for 4 hrs.
Then every 4 hrs

Do these things until gone. For my husband, he was cured in 48 hrs

Thank you! Where did you buy digestive enzeyms from?

Seeking Health brand :slight_smile:

We use Pure Radiance C for Vitamin C

If that doesn’t work (and even if it does), it could be a sign of a compromised immune system. Why? I don’t know, but I’ve read that.

I’ve also had non-stop unbearable hives and was given a steroid shot three months in a row until my doctor and I figured out what was triggering it (I’d been unhealthy from childhood with undiagnosed ME/CFS and so there was no solving the underlying immune disorder).

Turns out I was sensitive to heat. This was no ordinary heat rash. The hives were hard, the size of a dried pea, and felt like they were ready to burst. They itched so bad I wanted to jump off a tall building.

Prior to this I’d noticed that I sometimes got tiny purple dots on the insides of my fingers when washing dishes that itched like crazy or on my legs in the bath, which did not itch and would fade much more quickly than the ones on my hands (I presume I could tolerate hotter water on my hands than in the tub). This was the same thing in mild form.

Changing to cooler / lukewarm temperatures and staying out of intense midday rays helped get it under control. And that’s how it has stayed until recently even though years ago I went back to hot showers. Now on occasion, I get the tiny non-itching red spots on my legs. Time to switch to cooler temps again.

I’ve had chronic hives (Urticaria) for years but have now resolved the hives for the most part.
The cause is a histamine intolerance and mast cell activation. The mast cells are what creates the hives…mast cells are in every organ of the body. They’re the cells that react to a cut or injury and cause swelling, pus and inflammation at the sight of the injury. With hives, there’s no actual injury…but the mast cells are reacting to an allergy or a sensitivity. This can be something in the environment or something eaten or rubbed on the body/scalp. Everything we put into and on our body is absorbed and can cause a reaction.
Google Histamine Intolerance and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). This isn’t treated by your medical doctor…it’s treated by a Functional Physician or Naturopath. Medical science doesn’t recognize this condition even though it makes us miserable. Idiopathic means it happens for no known reason.
There are reasons it happens but it’s a challenge to figure it out. There are groups online to help.
I can give you the name of a professional who helped me.


Holistic Health Special digestive enzymes

I have had this same issue for over a year. The biopsy diagnosis of the hives is ‘unspecified rash’ and it has made life an embarrassing nightmare. I now suspect this could be related to an old history of non malignant adenomas on adrenal glands, pancreas and cysts on liver. Perhaps they have changed and I will now look into this. Can we see this in genes? MEN (multi endocrine neoplasia) and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) are what I am looking for on gene expression.

Uticaria is histamine related, so avoiding high histamine foods is very helpful IE: fermented foods, brined food, food that sits in the fridge to long, vinegar, etc…you get the point. Also something else to consider is Candida Albicans yeast as it can over take the gut and create an imbalance to the point that histamine is not broken down properly so an antihistamine is surely needed plus a Professional Probiotic (I’m using Dr. Mercola brand) and my Dr. prescribed 3-4 times the daily use amount of histamine until my Uticaria calms down. Hope this helps :wink:

I had chronic hives as a child and still endure flare ups every few years (I’m 33). Have you seen an allergist? My hives are still a mystery, but consistently sticking to free & clear-type laundry detergents seemed to help. Additionally, have you been tested for Lyme? I recently learned that chronic hives can actually be an alternate symptom to the traditional bulls-eye rash. Wishing you luck and good health!

Have you looked into Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? esp. if you also have intestinal issues, fatigue, and/or pain with it.

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This is an interesting template relating to hives & urticaria

My husband had a terrible bout of urticaria, subsequent to a head-on car accident. (It was caused by his car hydroplaning across a 2 lane road in the rain). After he recovered from his own injuries, he was sued by the other driver for over $1 million dollars which of course upset him and about then the itchies started. Small itching bumps, big patches of itches, all night and all day. His doctor thought the worry and anxiety over it was bringing on the hives. He was miserable and couldn’t sleep. He was prescribed sleeping pills, pepcid, oral prednisone and topical cortisone cream. We looked at everything including medicine interactions, detergent etc. He was finally sent to an allergist who was also an immunologist and he explained that the histamine production was taking on a life of it’s own - basically an autoimmune situation. This doctor said you have to smack the histamine down and keep it down…so he prescribed an antihistamine and a histamine blocker. He said to try it for 3 weeks and if that didn’t solve it, he would be able to get an injection called Xolair that would no doubt take care of it. Within the week, the antihistamine and h-blocker worked like a charm. The doctor said if it flared up again at any point, he should take them again, but thankfully he never had another attack of it! This may not work for everyone, of course, because there are various causes for these things, but it might be worth a try!