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    Hi I am new to the group. Joined today. I have been in New Zealand since the end of November and about 4 weeks after arrival started to come up in hives. I have been to the doctor, had blood and skin tests but no conclusions. They are driving me crazy. Taking an antihistamine every 12 hours but they just hang around and my feet and hands are now swollen. Has anyone got any cures for hives?

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    Hi there Jacqui..welcome to the discussions, and I’m sorry you are going through such a tough time.
    Your hands and feet may be swollen because of side effects of the drug???
    Maybe you can test that out by going off it for a litlle while.
    Topically, try ice to the itchy bits. it stops the itch and reduces the swelling…of course its hard in the warmth of the bed as this can make them itch again., but if you can keep up the ice trick, or peppermint oil which makes the spot really cold, then you may fare better during the night.
    i will see what i can find about internal natural treatment.
    If I were you i would take careful note of every food and drink eaten every day, and also note the degree of itch every day.
    many times you will find that what you ate or drank on one day will come out the following day.

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    What brings me up in hives is acid food like apples, tomatoes oranges,and my son it is bananas. The best relief I found was baking soda [bicabanate of soda] is the corect name, mixed with a little water and dabed on the lumps.If covered run a warm bath and add a packet of baking soda .It is great for any skin complaint.Marcella Southon

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    Aucklands humidity used to do that to me in the summer, Jacqui. have you been in contact with any unfamiliar plants on rambles or in the garden? Are you using unfamiliar soaps and laundry powders or talcs, lotions and creams. Becoming acclimatised may be a trial and error exercise for you. feel for you as this can be a distressing, though treatable problem. If anyone can suss it out, it is Bobbity. All the best.

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    interesting causes found on the net

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    Causes of Hives

    Allergens, including food

    Environmental factors: such as pollen, dust, and change in temperature

    Emotional factors: such as stress, anxiety, etc.

    Drugs: such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and vaccinations

    Synthetic products: such as deodorant, perfume, and other synthetic substances

    Infections and infestation from fungi, bacteria, viruses, pets and insects Systemic and general diseases: such as thyroid, cancer, etc.

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    In my opinion the best way to treat allergies is to change the diet to a wholesome natural foods only, heaps of raw fr and veg, avoid things out of packets and tins because of the chemical additives.

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    Interesting result for a little girl who broke out in hives every time she drank milk. She loved milk soooo much, but her Mum took her off it. I suggested they do the whole diet thing as stated above, adding wholemeal to the diet as well. In a very short time she was able to drink her beloved milk with no reaction whatsoever. Also her general health picked up tremendously. Her constipation disappeared as well. and this could have been partly to blame for her condition. Whatever her basic cause was, it was fixed quickly with diet.

    Vit B3 can be is a good substitute for antihistamines, but don’t overdose as it causes a mighty hot flush if you do..great fun to have one of those. I took a big dose once and started burning up in the car..turned bright pink I did, most embarrassing…plus very uncomfortable. But diet is best. Also best to look up the side effects of the antihistamine you have been on Jacqui..

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    Thank you Joybel..sometimes my solutions are too hard for some to carry out, such as a diet change…

    Hi Stumpy and welcome to the site. Interesting soother you have there.

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    Myhusband is sufering cruelly from a cronic skin itch all over. No help from Dr. or skinspec has helped so far. He is very depressed as well. Help if possible. Chatty

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    Hi Jackie
    My daughter suffers from hives every summer, due to exposure to the sun. Chamomile helps sooth it – we found a natural hand lotion sold by Avon that has camomile in it and it works like magic.
    Best of luck
    Rhonda

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    Chatty and womble I found all skin problems itching etc ,the best relief was Baking Soda mixed with a little water to make a thin paste and dab it on the skin. Stumpy

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    Could Royal jelly capsules cause hives? It’s just the skin on my face that’s bright red and lumpy. It seems to settle after taking some anti-hystamine, but in the morning it’s all back again and worse. I wonder what causes it.
    The only thing that has changed in my routine is the royal jelly capsules I’ve been taking for the past few weeks. I’ve stopped taking them now.
    Great advise above, I certainly will try the baking-soda trick…..thanks Stumpy.

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    I have been suffering with Hives and Angioedema for the last seven months now on huge dose of antihistamines but NOTHING is helping, Skin specialist has tried everything and has nothing more to offer. Does not seem to be food related though it does get worse in the warmth of the bed I have to scratch all night long, Very tiring and is really getting me down, I have to try and cover all the lumps and bumps to go out of the door, but if on face hard to hide which is very depressing. Baking soda helps the itch I agree but I’m covered in Hives head to toe. Has anyone had any help from alternative doctors ? Prednisone does help but don’t want to keep taking that its so bad for you. I’m on three antihistamines in the morning and three or four in the evening worried this will affect my health long term.

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    Calamine lotion will help with the itching. As i recently had a severe case of shingles, I can’t imagine how you must feel being covered in the rash. I hope you will find reliëf one way or another and let us know. All the best.

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