• 2 months ago

    Random hives

    So for many years I've had weird hives on and off as well as swelling around my ear and rashes around my ear and scalp. It seems that this only pops up when I'm about to get sick or am sick. According to my parents this was a problem when I was little and I had infinity looking hive shapes appear on my back when I was sick. I also have raynauds syndrome in my fingers and toes. Would this possibly be an auto immune problem?
    Thanks !!

Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Random hives

    I recently started having unexplained hives showing up out of the blue. I ended up resolving my issue by fasting one day a week. After about 6 weeks, I was able to go off my antihistimine and haven't had an episode since. Hope this helps.
      • 1 month ago
        FASTING one day a week? You know, sometimes I get purely psychosomatic hives! It's obvious to both me and the doctor, but once they develop, only treating the hives will do.
      • 1 month ago
        In my case, they started because of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic Clindamycin. I was overweight, living a sedentary life and taking in way too much sugar. The allergic reaction started a cascade effect, causing random hives to break out every couple of weeks. My condition rapidly worsened to the point I was continuously on antihistamines, so I wouldn't suffer. Once the antihistimines wore off, I'd immediately break out in hives again. Adding insult to injury, my allergist ran a panel of tests and told me I was diabetic.

        About that time, I started learning about the benefits of long term (3+ day) and intermittant (1 day) fasting. Apparently, a long term fast can do the equivalent of a biological reset of your immune system. The missus wouldn't let me do that, so I did intermittant fasting, one day a week. The results take longer to achieve, but I eventually got to the point I could finally get off the antihistimine. As a bonus, my endocrinologist told me that my AC1 levels are low enough that I'm considered prediabetic now. Finally, I've lost over 40 lbs, which goes a long way towards improving my health as well.

        As far as hive outbreaks, I haven't had one since. My allergist told me to stop by in a year for a final checkup, but otherwise keep doing what I'm doing.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Random hives

    Depends on what you're getting sick with. When you're coming down with a cold your histamine levels are often high.
      • 1 month ago
        Also, people with allergies catch far more colds and respiratory infections than other people, so you could have an allergy hiding behind your upper respiratory infections.