urticaria chronic hives

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Hi Guys,

Just want to say something, I have had Urticaria for 23 years it was a delayed reaction to something and could never work out what it was, hives the size of dinner plates that could last weeks at a time, I went to doctors and specialists and paid a lot of money but never got anywhere,

3 months ago, after trying all sorts of elimination diets, something clicked and eggs started to come up in the diet plan so I tried removing eggs from my diet and I love eggs, so that was hard and amazingly my hives have gone

I know this will not be the cause of everyone's hives but if I can help one person than writing this is worth it

Thanks

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    I have been trying the same. Eliminating different things. One thing is bath and body which some of their scents do cause hives. And mine has gotten much better.

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    @Shotgun That's great you've solved your hives problem. Could you tell us how long it took for your hives to disappear after removing eggs from your diet? I'd like to know how long I wait before seeing the results of eliminating a food from my diet (understanding of course that we're not all the same so millage will vary).

    Many thanks.

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      Hi,

      Thanks - probably 3 weeks to fully go away

      egg are in a lot of products so it is very hard to stay way, pastries, a lot of processed foods

      so I have had a little bit but almost nothing and because I have been staying away a little bit is not too bad when it happens. I used to eat a lot of eggs before so I notice a big difference between eating whole eggs or something that just has some in baking

      Thanks

      Good luck - but is worth a try

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    I felt it necessary to post because i have read just about every board there is and I know exactly what it feels like to suffer from this intolerable condition. I had chronic idiopathic urticaria for a year. It started out with some itchy palms that would wake me at night. Then it spread to other parts of my body. There were days I had hundreds, maybe thousands. They only thing that would alleviate them was Prednisone but I was determined not to take that for more than a week. I had every blood test in the book. Nothing stopped the itch. I tried anything you can imagine from CBD oil to numbing cream for tattoos. I saw an allergist, two dermatologists, a GP, a cardiologist, an R/A, you name it. Nobody had a clue. They all said it could not be cured - it had to go away on its own. I started keeping a detailed diary. I recommend you do that. I noticed it flared more when I would eat more carbs or have a few drinks. I was virtually hopeless. I started fasting to see how my body would react. I noticed that with no alcohol and less carbs the hives would reduce but not eradicate. I couldn't take it anymore. I could not imagine living like this another 40 years. Then by happenstance during a routine checkup I mentioned to my doctor that they seemed to flare the more I ate and the more I drank. I light went on and he said the common denominator in alcohol and most foods is yeast. He said no physicians would agree with him, that it was a long shot but maybe I had Candida. I had not heard of Candida. I started reading up on it and saw the connection between yeast and leaky gut - the permeability of your GI track that allows microscopic toxic secretions to leak into your body and trigger an immune response. Hmmmm. I'm not overweight. I'm in fairly great shape. How could I have leaky gut. He put me on a two week prescription of Fluconazole (anti-fungal) and I adjusted my diet to no/low yeast - basically gluten free. I cut back on the alcohol substantially and limited my intake to vodka which contains no yeast after distilling. Within days my hives started to reduce in size, color and itch. I literally watched them reduce down to a handful, then one or two. I was then seeing one at night, none during the day. I was basically hive free for the first time in a year. I considered it nothing short of a miracle and believe-you-me i was praying every day for the wisdom to discover the problem. I was a healthy, in shape male. I would never have suspected myself as having a yeast or leaky gut syndrome. I had no symptoms - except hives. Watching them dry up to nothing is probably one of the most exciting moments of my life. If you are reading this and you are desperate, don't give up. You are what you eat. Don't ever forget that. Don't let any doctor tell you you're wrong - consider leaky gut syndrome and consider trying a two week prescription of Fluconazole and a good pro-biotic. Something is causing your immune system to fire off those nasty, red b******s. Figure it out.

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    i have a question and wanted to know if anyone has this. i have chronic delayed pressure urticaria and was wondering if anyone else suffers from stomach problems? as my doctors are not familiar with this illness they are not sure why i have terrible stomach pains and think it may be related.

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