Hives: Why are They Worse at Night and What to Do?

By staff

The other night, my friend called me regarding her daughter who had a strange rash, hives we determined. What she didn’t understand was, though her daughter had the rash the night before, it had cleared up during the day, but was back that evening. I did tell her that it’s not unusual for rashes and hives, even insect bites to be fine during the day, but resurface or flare up at night. Though I knew that, I had no idea why, and curiosity got the best of me.

Hives are raised skin irritations that resemble mosquito bites, but can be much larger. They usually appear in groups, most frequently on arms, legs, back and torso, and can disappear as quickly as they come on. For some, however, they become chronic (lasting months or more) and as we’ve said, are usually worse at night. Obviously, this can become a very uncomfortable and frustrating situation; it’s important to understand why they are worse at night.

The body actually produces its own anti-itch chemicals which help us out with relieving all types of rashes, stings and hives. Often, this chemical provides enough relief for us; sometimes we need to help it along with an antihistamine like Benadryl or Chlortrimeton. As the sun goes down and our body prepares for sleep, however, this chemical in our body decreases. It is very common, like my friend’s daughter, for the rash to worsen at night and then disappear completely during the day. This is also why your insect bites itch more at night.

So we have the why, but what to do? Trying to sleep with a body full of itchy hives is not only hard to do, but while sleeping, many people scratch the rash unknowingly, making it worse. There are several recommendations of treatment worth trying.

Taking an oral antihistamine will not only relieve some of the itchiness, but also help with sleep. Benadryl and Chlortrimeton are the most often recommended (Benadryl is my particular drug of choice). Another non-medicative option to try is a cool shower or bath before bed, but not hot because that will exacerbate the hives. You can also add an oatmeal bath to your water, like Aveeno. Oatmeal baths are also a good option for babies and young children if you are opposed to medicating at a young age; it’s also a relaxing alternative.

Another suggestion is increasing your water intake throughout the day to help your body flush out the hive causing toxin. You can also try rooibos tea as it contains quercetin, a natural antihistamine, and it will simultaneously aid in the cleansing of your body.

Hives are not only uncomfortable, but also frustrating due to their mysterious nature. If you can’t find the cause, at least perhaps you can alleviate some of the nighttime itchiness. Here’s to a good night’s sleep.

- Heather Legg

143 Comments »

Tammy:

Thank you I am just now dealing with the mysterious hive issue I have my husband hold my hand at night to help avoid scratching though it does make for a tough nights sleep your explanation is helpful to me since I am new to this problem

October 24th, 2010 | 8:23 pm
shelby:

I am 17 and through out my childhood i have had hives only when i am allergic to something such as hard taco shells, pinecillin(idk if i spelled that right),for some odd reason the gas in small potatoe chip bags, and downy clothes deturgeant. I ate at a restraunt the other day and i got a little bit of hives nothing like the cases i have had before. The ones before this one i had them everywhere i looked like a balloon. Needless to say they didnt go away after about 3 days and my mom took me to the er. They gave me epi pens and they gave me an allergy medicine and a steroid and something called ranididine i think is how its spelled sorry its late at night and i have the hives :) . They are the worst thing in the worldwell close to it anyways. The case im dealing with now. They are really small and on my lower tummy and upper thigh and i have 1 or 2 close to my upper arm. I try to wear really light clothing that doesnt fit tightly. I also try not to scratch. Also bynadryl doesnt work anymore. it worked the first time when i was little and at the taco shell but after that it was like my body became immune to it. i guess since i am reading this maybe it had to little antihistamines in it and made me sleepy which lowered my natural ones too idk im just a 17 year old girl but i have noticed the pasted two days they go away during the day and come out at night…But thank you for the information i wasnt sure or not if drinking water would really help but now im drinking a lot of water.

December 30th, 2010 | 11:21 pm
veronica:

I’ve dealing with hives for quite I while now and have ruled out alot of things that might have triggered it. I thought for the longest time that my pets in my house or the soap I was using might be the cause or the onset of my condition but it is not. I have also thought it might be something I ate such as gluten, peanuts, or some kind of preservative. All the things I thought it might be I have omitted in my diet and home environment. Hives still come back. I still have my pets and there are days that i do not get hives. so I don’t think my pets are the cause. my hives are not consistent and there is no way of knowing what is causing them. One thing I know for sure, is when I do have an outbreak it is only during the evening. Weird! I am still trying to figure this whole thing out, and it is super frustrating. Trying teas and cold compresses to alleviate the pain and swelling. If anyone has additional remedies that work please post! I am desperate to find a cure!

January 22nd, 2011 | 11:05 pm
Casey:

I have been dealing with hives almost on a daily basis for the past 8 or so months, I get them at night and I notice them more when I get warm, they drive me insane, it’s 3:10am and i can’t stop itching long enough tp even lay down, this article has been most helpful, just right now is a bad time, becuase I have NONE of the things listed to help me out, we’ve had the 5th worst ice storm where I live ever recorded and my truck is completely iced over the doors wont even open! It’s horrible! I wish I could take some benedryl, that’s my choice, I take it everyday and I ran out de to being iced in for a week now. Thank you for your research!

February 3rd, 2011 | 1:13 am
john:

Casey i had hives bad also. my doctor gave me a prescription for Cetirizine HCL 10 mg and my hive problem is gone.

February 7th, 2011 | 5:54 am
john:

Casey i also stopped completely taking benedryl, free at last Casey, try it.

john d.

February 7th, 2011 | 5:56 am
Heidi:

I get hives at night. I’ve found that a zyrtec before bed makes them go away, if I find that they are disapearing I stop the meds. I was also told I had an over active adrenal gland. I am taking half a packet of Knox geletin a day to increase my amino acids, which has helped and in the afternoon I take 1000 mg of vitamin C and a 1/4 teaspoon of magnesium oxide in juice. I drink lots of tea. And I was also told it was my pets although I find it doesn’t make a difference if I am around them or not. I do however keep my bedroom door closed to the cats and I have a room air purifier. I hope this will help you too.

February 14th, 2011 | 5:50 pm
Heidi:

One other helpful hint. I have been using Yes To Carrots, Yes To Tomatoes, and Yes To Cucumbers Products, etc. They are great. They are organic, and they are 99% natural. They gentle and have helped greatly.

February 14th, 2011 | 6:00 pm
Hannah:

Hi, vie had chronic hives for nearly a year now. Body is immune to benadryl, so my dr prescribed me atarax for the itching. It was working great until of course it wasn’t as effective. I’m a 21 year old female with no serious health conditions and it’s the worst feeling in the world and only someone who gets them everyday can vouch. I’ve seen my dr and dermatologist and they never give me the answers I want, just advice. I’ve kept
Diary of eveything i eat and do.. And still no relief. Tomorrow I start a new prescription for allegra, I will be taking one tablet a day and pray that this works. The hives occurred out of no where and at first were Any time of the day now just always at night. My dr also prescribed me xanax thinking its stress related— still no luck. I’ve read so much about it and just wish I could find or come up with a cure. Good luck to everyone with chronic hives, I know how miserable you are!!

February 23rd, 2011 | 2:25 am
Kyle:

So I’ve had a hive problem going on a couple of months now. At first, it was only on one small spot right where the tag of my boxer shorts would b, so I thought that was the irritant and didn’t think much of it. Now in the past week the problem has exploded and I’m a bit worried about it becoming like kudzu. Last night it spread up my shoulders, up my neck and up one side of my face. Being fairly itchy at this point (just after 1am) I went to the store to get some benadryl, but my store didn’t have anything. I got some of the counter antihistamines that would make me drowsy, as I’ve been sick about the same time as the hives break out tour, so I could get a good night’s sleep. I’m feeling better this morning and I removed my new memory foam pad (the only new thing from the past week and a half). Hopefully that solves part of the problem.
About the tea, I work at Teavana and we do sell the best Rooibus teas on the market. Very high in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and a natural antihistamine. Good stuff! I’ll be drinking more of that during the day.

March 8th, 2011 | 8:47 am
Norman:

I have all those symptoms. Actually it use to only be clusters of (Urticaria like) hives on my arms and legs but not more than a couple of months later it spread to the rest of my body. It got worse tho.. it wasnt just at night no more i began to break out during the day. Point is i went to my allergist and after 3 months of research and experimenting with different possibilities and drugs we found out i was both allergic to ASPIRIN and DOGS.. i have 5 dogs so it was great news… here is what was given to me 9by the allergist.. it really helps. ( Hydroxyz HCL 25 mg and/or Levocentizine ) i suggest u talk to your allergist cause is very likely you have an allergic reaction to an unkown or u have some type of Urticaria. This started out of nowhere an it got worse.. symptoms where hives at night on arms and legs and they where very itchy and with time they got worse.. much worse so dont wait.

March 20th, 2011 | 10:29 am
Teresa:

I recently got a left total hip replacemnet on Jan 5,2011. From day 1 I have itched SO bad, then 3 weeks post op I developed hives All over my body! They are the worst thing ever!! I dont have them at night only after I shower in the am and then they slowly start popping up all over and then by night time 7pm ish Iam totally cover from head to toe in giant welts! They itch and burn, Iam finally going to a allergist this week. I think its a reaction to my new hip. Nothing new ive been using. My family Dr and Otho Dr seem to just keep blowing me off and saying hives are not harmful. They may not be harmful but can surly drive you nuts! Worst part is I cant take Benadryl or any creams for itching for 5 days prior to Allergy appt and Im going crazy with the itching, they are getting much worse!! AAAAHHHHH!!!! Good Luck to anyone with chronic hives!

March 23rd, 2011 | 6:04 am
Jessica:

My daughter is 2 1/2 and if I don’t give her Zyrtec she breaks out in awful hives all over at night and after naps. I find it very puzzling that she only breaks out after she sleeps. We have been to the allergist and have had all kinds of tests and blood work done and have come up with nothing…This has been going on since October 2010 :(

March 31st, 2011 | 5:27 pm
Elizabeth Greer:

It might be the detergent you use to wash the sheets and pj’s. I also used to break out because of soaps. I now use Tide Free (I am 61) and no problems! Also a problem are the heavily scented dryer sheets with perfumy smell. Eliminate all those, check the stuffing of her stuffed animals.

April 3rd, 2011 | 5:21 pm
Elizabeth Greer:

About itching: a dermatologist told me years ago to use water as hot as I could bear (scalding) form the tap or heated, to apply to the itching area. Scalding an itch relieves the itch for about 12 hours. IT WORKS. It does not burn the skin. Wonderful relief. Try a shower, VERY hot for the affected areas.

April 3rd, 2011 | 5:26 pm
Susan:

I have developed a severe case of hives in the last couple of months since I started working nights. My upper back, neck and the scalp of my head itch uncontrollably making it very difficult for me to concentrate of work. My dermatologist has been urging me to quit my job but i am trying to look for other solutions. My body starts itching after midnight and it is unbearable.

April 19th, 2011 | 3:51 pm
Jane:

I just started having hives two nights ago. I thought it was due to mozzie bites. There were hives on the front of my knees and hips. I took a Clarityne and they were gone in several hours. Then again last night, after using all the anti-mosquito repellants possible (air vaporisor, anti-mozzie patches, air conditioning), it happened again, except worse, including my upper arms. So I took another Clarityne and fell to sleep, only to wake with no hives. I think it’s the most recent body wash I’ve started to use, I’ll try to eliminate that and see if it helps. I will also note that I am asthmatic, which means I’m an allergic person. I’ll keep you posted on my recovery (if it comes!)

April 29th, 2011 | 9:58 pm
Andrew:

Hi,

I am troubled with chronic hives like many people here. I have never had any skin or allergy problems until recently so I was unaware of how many people actually suffer from mysterious hives. I’ve been reading from many sources since I have had these hives. I am a health care professional student so the topic is interesting while the hives are just darn frustrating!! While the causes of the hives are often due to your body’s innate hyperimmune response to some kind of allergen (food, chemicals in soap or anythig really, pets, pollens, bug bites and even long standing bacterial infections on skin, scalp, or internally). While finding the source of what you are allergic to can be very difficult as many of us have come to find out, there are certain approaches to lessen your body’s immune response to allergens that aren’t truely harmful to your body or your body has only become allergic to due to increased immune sensitivity. Children tend to be more sensitive to allergen due to the activities of their thyroid gland (adults lose theirs as time goes on) so these approaches are probably not going to help in children. Drink plenty of water (dilute the concentration of allergen in ur blood). Lessen stress. Keep skin dry (this is supposed to simply lessen the extend of your hives–more irritAted areas of ur body lead to more severe hives). This is why hives often show up in areas like belly where pants contact skin, armpits, and thighs where sweat (and not dry up) and rubbing occur. Diet is always the best way to combat any innate response (or lack of) of your body. But obviously, that’s easier said then done as not all of us have the means or time to experiment. But I would really try a more balanced diet (while eliminate possible food allergens) to allow your body to have the ability to utilize types of immunal mechanisms. Think this way–the type of immune response that the leads to hyperimmune response isn’t the only way your body has to protect you. But if one isn’t available (due to nutritional imbalance), the body then activates the next best thing in hope to continue to protect you. And this option is often the one that leads to hyperimmune response that allergic symptoms such as hives arise. I am still experimenting on myself so how effective diet really is… I don’t know. But hey, nothing to lose with trying a better diet, right? Good luck everyone. It’s neatly five. Better get some sleep now.

Andrew

May 7th, 2011 | 1:54 am
spencer:

I have urticaria diverculitis and over the past 4 months I’ve been constantly itchy. Now its 430 ish and they are everywhere. I’m 16 and I can’t sleep and I’m itchy and sad . Someone please tell me how I can go back to sleep!!!!

May 8th, 2011 | 3:14 am
Kelly:

Hello all,

I would also like to chime in and say I’ve unfortunately gotten the chronic hives for a little over 3 months now. This article has been helpful as I was curious why they are worse at night. I did not realize the body naturally produces such chemicals during the day keeping them at bay. The cause is still a mystery but I am staying positive it can be solved. I have eliminated dairy, then sugar, then gluten believing each at some point may have been a trigger. Alas I still break-out every evening without fail all over. Basically I just eat spinach, organic meat, water and very little at that. The stuff I eat is very boring and should not cause allergic reactions. I’m still keeping all these things out of my diet just in case and am now removing my down pillows, vacuuming and switching to organic detergents. Expensive as they are, you all know how desperate this makes us. Anyway, I’m glad to get the tips on the water, rooibos tea, etc. I shall post if something miraculous happens and I finally find the cause of this horrid affliction and am able to nip it in the but. Take care all.

May 15th, 2011 | 2:55 am
Carol:

Sounds like I am not the only one suffering from this craziness. I have only been dealing with this for about three nights now, but I am sleep deprived and cranky. I don’t understand what is going on, I have had allergies to ragweed and mold all my life, but never anything like this. ALL NIGHT I itch and break out in different concentrated places on my body, only to get up in the morning and see nothing, just scratch marks from where I was digging at my skin all night. I woke my husband last night to show him, well to PROVE to him that I’m not losing my mind, so he could see the hives and feel the heat from them. I am going at lunch today to get the rooibos tea and see if that helps. I read one post about the HOT shower, but when I tried that it seemed to make mine worse and my skin prefers the coolest water I can stand. Benedryl has helped too but I can see how an immunity could build up if I keep doing that every night. I have showered about three times a day these last few days, thinking that would help. If the tea doesn’t help I am calling my DR and asking for a steriod pack. I have obviously come in contact with something I’m allergic to I just have no idea what it could be. JOEL thanks SO MUCH for sending me this link, you’re a great friend!

May 18th, 2011 | 8:25 am
Elaine:

Do you have a Tempurpedic bed?

May 20th, 2011 | 10:44 am
Carolyn:

Hello all, I am a 23yo female that has also recently started suffering from this 3 nights ago. I don’t know what could be causing this breakout. I breakout starting around 9 at night in hives and welps on different areas of my body. My hands as well as the bottom of my feet get itchy and red to start out. Then, the hives start on my knees and spread to other areas throughout the night. I have not did anything out of the ordinary or eaten anything. The only med I am taking is a birth control pill daily called Microgestin, I’m allergic to iodine but I do not consume it at all. The only thing I could think of is the day this started I went to a chinese buffet… maybe its something in the food. I’m miserable at night. The only thing that has been working for me is 2 benadryls at night and a cream I bought called cortizone (which has worked miracles). When I wake up in the morning and take a shower they go away within 30 min. Somebody, anybody, please help!

May 20th, 2011 | 5:11 pm
julie:

I’ve had hives on and off since I was 18. I’m 38 now and I think sometimes it’s from the volume of food. If I don’t eat enough I seem to get them badly…at night of course. I try to eat evenly spread meals but once my bodies “off” it can take months and months to get back on track. Sometimes I go 8 months without any. It’s crazy. I’ve had allergy tests, blood work…no one can figure it out. I don’t go to the dr. for it. I just take loratidine daily and benadryl at night if needed. It’s so super frustrating.

May 25th, 2011 | 5:59 pm
anita know:

Every since i moved back to my mother house. I’ve been itching like crazy and getting unusual red bumps. At first i thought it was a bug bite but then the rash started increases everywhere in my body. It looks so disgusting,I look like i have some kind of disease. I forgot I had this long time ago but it only stayed for 2 days. Right now its been pass two days and getting worse. What am i doing wrong or what do i need to do. To heal and get rid of this rushes. Why do we even get them? At first i thought it was bug bites but im the only one that’s getting these bumps. Is it really cause through allergy?

May 25th, 2011 | 6:49 pm
RT:

I started getting hives when I was a teenager. My parents took me to every doctor, allergist and even the Mayo Clinic. I had every test and medication under the sun. No one was ever able to pin down what I was “allergic” to. After a few years the hives left as mysteriously as they starters. For many years I was hive free. Then in my 30s I started to get them again. I know realize as an adult that I not allergic to any food or detergent, etc. They are 100% stress induced. It is my body’s natural reaction to stress. Not always is it an immediate reaction to a stressful situation. Sometimes it comes after the storm. But once I stopped searching for the cause and understood the hives were caused by my own mind and the stress I felt a lot better. The hives come and go but with this understanding they are much more manageable. I try to relieve the causes of the stress in my life and the hives get better. Although I know that at times they will return. But it’s OK. I hope this helps someone out there.

May 28th, 2011 | 12:23 am
Subba:

I am 18 years old, I have been suffering from the “red spots” already for a week now & they still come and go but gets worse during the evening time.

I went to A&E hospital and a private clinic but the doctors claim that its just allergies. The thing that bothers me the most is that I’ve been missing school for quite a while and moreover my exams are up in a week. I don’t wanna miss school next week as the teachers will provide useful details about the exam questions. When the spots appear during the morning time when I go to school, they appear all over my legs and my arms – it looks pretty ugly and really kicks my mood out.

Is there any cure for this ?

June 5th, 2011 | 9:08 am
Mari:

I started having hives for the last 2 weeks and they come usually at night, I feel really hopeless, nothing seems to help I am going for a blood test tomorrow
I think they are related to the stress I have in my job place, pray for me

August 5th, 2011 | 7:27 pm
Kyla:

Hi, i first experienced hives when i ate strawberries a few years ago. But now i experience them when i sleep, but here’s the catch, only if i sleep over my boyfriends house. We’ve tried switching laundry detergent, taking benadryll before i sleep over, even getting a new matress! I’ve never had them in the winter when i slept over but ever since spring, i get them. And now he starts getting them when i do! I know hives aren’t contagious but what’s going on with me?? I’ve watched what i eat and food doesnt seem to be a factor. My mom suggests it might be pollen in the air or even stress. I do stress ALOT but when i sleep i’m relaxed because i’m with my bf. Any help?

August 12th, 2011 | 7:31 pm
Kyla:

And when i get hives, i mean I GET HIVES. Huge welts that take up my arms, and the weird thing is, it looks like i have ring worm because when they are at the worst, they have a ring around the huge welt. I’m not exaggerating at this but i get them at the size of anywhere from 1 inch to 4 inches. It stinks

August 12th, 2011 | 7:36 pm

Thank God through research i stumbled upon this site and found out that i am not alone in this. Hives are terrible i think mine might be stress related i recently had a c section which phsically i handled well but emotinally i did’t handle it well and during recovery i was moving into our newly built home so with a toddler, a new baby, a c-section and a new home brings along stress thanks to this site and every one who contributed i can try to deal with my hives which mainly occurs at nights

September 2nd, 2011 | 6:36 pm
Nicole:

The responses in this thread make me quite sad and feeling even more desperate than I already am. Like me, very few people here have made much progress in determining the cause of your hives. For me, they came out of nowhere, and won’t go away – always worse at night. I’ve never been a person who is allergic to things, so the causes of this never-ending itching boggle my mind. Been to two different dermatologists and one visit to the ER in a desperate attempt to get answers. Prednisone treatment, cortisone creams and atavax prescription help some, but don’t make it completely go away. My life was so great before, and now I live in fear of these hives on a day to day basis. Really affecting my standard of living at this point. I’ll continue to come back to his site in case anyone has a breakthrough they’d like to share that might help the rest of us. Until then, wishing everyone some peace and relaxation from suffering.

September 11th, 2011 | 5:04 pm
jayda:

I’m so glad I’m not the only one! I have food allergies so hives are nothing new. But for some reason I’ve been getting hives at night only! They are driving me absolutely crazy! I haven’t eaten anything new so idk what’s causing them!

September 14th, 2011 | 12:24 am
Chris:

Chris
From nowhere these hives came up! All over my torso, arms and legs but was on holiday in a foreign land! 2 hospital visits where I was blasted with huge amounts of Antihistamines etc! Just kept me going until I got home! Trawled internet and found lots of information BUT much is conflicting!!!!Tried an elimimation diet but the hives still keep on coming up! Doc just gave me piriton! Very useful…. not!!! Next week paying for a food intolerance test which hopefully should throw up something!Just keep smiling…. even though through gritted teeth!!!

September 15th, 2011 | 8:46 am
Lisa:

CURED OF HIVES THAT I GOT FROM A PRESCRIPTION (hydroxyzine HCL). I was almost suicidal with exhaustion. It was cured by a few days of “Pearl Acidophilis” My homeopathic doctor says hives are caused by bad gut bacteria. Acidophis fixes this. I had to try the Pearl as all other Acidophiises made me gassy and gave me a painful gut. Good Luck! And take 2 to 3 per day. With food or without. It may take up to 2 wks for the last of the hives to disapear, as it did for me.

September 20th, 2011 | 10:19 am
Elly:

About a week ago my husband began with the same symptoms as all of you for the past year of this site. It has become increasingly worse. The interesting thing is, as I researched, I found that thousands of people around the U.S. are getting this and it’s becoming more prominent as time goes on. All walks of life, all ages, genders, religions, etc… makes no difference in mountains, deserts, oceans. Would be interesting to find the common denomiator. Could help in the the cure. I’m going to try the Pearl Acidophlis on him and see if that works. I know this is not contagious or all of the rest of us would have it in the households that are effected with one individual. I don’t believe that doctors know what it is as in every case they have either skated past the problem or ignored it. Hmmm The sun? We have been experiencing high levels of solar activity never before seen starting almost 2 years ago and getting increasingly worse.. just a thought. Good luck everyone.

September 29th, 2011 | 11:24 pm
Amanda:

Hi all, I have had what I assume is hives, no one can confirm it, for 6 months last year and now they have sprung up again for about a month, but mine do not itch much at all???? but only comes on at night, huge welts type rash all over me, but by the day they are gone. Antihistamine does nothing to help. Do all hives itch like mad?? or are some very mild?

October 6th, 2011 | 2:19 am
Enayat habibi:

hi dear
me too
I have been suffering from this prob since month so i thought this is desiese is just for me but now i know whole world si affected by this so i noticed the drug tomorrow inshallah i will take and use

October 24th, 2011 | 12:44 pm
Kellie:

Veronica…me too..I have hives that come on in the evening and are usually gone in the day. there are days when I don’t have them at all but I did notice that when I went and stayed with a friend of mine I had no hives. I have 3 dogs so wondering if I could be developing an allergy to my pets? I am going to try changing my washing detergent to All Free or something similar. Very frustrating to wake up itching. usually rash appears on my legs and arms and rarely on my upper back.

October 25th, 2011 | 7:24 pm
Steve:

I just wanted to share my experience of chronic hives with everyone on this forum. They have been with me for more than 6 months now and during this period my body was hyper sensitive to allergens that would not bring about a reaction in the past. Luckily my sister was reading naturopathy and recommended a doctor to me in hong kong. He said my body was overwhelmed with toxins and suggested a course of detox to eliminate the cause of the hives. I have spent 4 months detoxing and towards the end of the treatment all my hives had gone. Unfortunately, the hives returned one month later, but less serious and only at night. Prior to detox, i was taking benedryl once a day to suppress the hives. I do not have to take benedryl anymore for the time being. I will see how the hives react over the next few weeks before taking the next course of action. Good luck everyone!

October 30th, 2011 | 1:51 pm

Going on 4 months now. Mine don’t ever go away. Sometimes they ich less during the day, but the welts are always there, just in diffrent places. I know Antihistamines are suppose to decrease the iching but they do nothing for me. My hands and feet get it the worse. Cold help, I sleep with a cold pack almost every night and move it around as I need to. I also find that running my hands under cold water helps. I think the worst part for me is the loss of sleep. I loose about 2-3 hours a night. I can’t remember the last time I just slept through a night without waking up a hot ichy mess. Sometimes I don’t get welts, instead my hands just swell up esp around the joints. I do notice that eating healthy and regular exercise are somewhat helpful. It sounds like a lot of people on here get a 6 month bout, so maybe just two more months. . . Who knows. Best of luck to everone, Hives suck. If I had to pick between being puched in the face once a day or hives I would pick the puch to the face. (but just a light punch)

October 31st, 2011 | 7:15 am
Agnes:

I have had hives when I was only 12 years old, am now 43. It was a terrible experience that had effected my daily lives for more than 10 years. It only disappeared after I gave birth to my eldest daughter.

During that miserable years, I sometimes even had hives during the morning, getting bad in the afternoon and worst at night. I still could remember that the severeness of hives on me had caused me fainted. I have been to many doctors both Chinese & western practitioners, change my diet, eating those food that believe to help, have tried on many types of cream & ailment but sad to say that nothing help. Even Clarityne has lost it power on me.

The last Chinese practitioner treated me told me that it was caused by the dirty blood in my womb and that the hives will go away after I gave birth. It seems to be true but I am so sad that I have passed the hives on to my precious daughter. She has been suffering from hives for the past 1 week, missing school and feeling terrible itch and stressful when the hives started to set in, she is only 8. Both of us feeling very sad and helpless. Hope to find cure soon. I hate those hives and hated it even more when it is on my daughter.

November 1st, 2011 | 10:41 pm
Sharon:

Intermittant hives started almost 30 yrs ago..first small itching areas on hands. Over the years have become worse, as described by others on this site, appear regularly at night, covered all over my body in morning and used to go away during the day, but now just seem to be less itchy and red during the dat, but always there. Hydroxyzine, Benadryl, H1 (Zantac, CImetidine, etc)blockers all tried, nothing helps. I also have tried diets, getting rid of house plants, changing detergents, all the usual suspects to no avail. I have had them daily for almost two years straight this time and seem to be getting worse. Really don’t see stress as causative..the hives and histamine and lack of sleep and constant itching are the real stressors. Know that one cause for me is any physical pressure..and the hives occur later. FOr example,having my hair washed at the beauty shop and the back of my head that leans against the sink has huge hives on hours after. The seams in clothes that are rough or that I can feel, always worse around waist and bra line. I often get very flushed and my skin feels like it is burning.

Been to immunologists, allergists and had allergy testing but develop hives at the site of needle tests so hard to tell if true reaction. Had hay fever allergies as a child and also developed hives after taking Erythromycin and from Toradol, given in ER after an accident.

Wish I had suggestions and would love solutions for all of you. You really cannot explain to anyone who hasn’t experienced hives. It sometimes feels that the body is being taken over by aliens! Thousands of dollars worth of tests and treatments and all the doctors can say is “Don’t scratch,it releases more histamine.”

Incidentally wanted to mention that I have been on dose pkgs of prednisone and have also taken for longer periods of time. Over the years, there is a rebound effect when I taper off the prednisone…that was really a bad experience, hives much worse and to the extreme. Was scary! Hope I never had to take them again.

November 3rd, 2011 | 11:26 pm
Mandy:

I started suffering from chronic urticaria (chronic hives) about three years ago. The first bout was the worst. I spent 4 months covered from head to toe in hives and was covered in bruises from scratching them. I can relate to all of the sleepless nights and extreme discomfort!! The dermatologist I saw wasn’t very helpful. He told me that it was “some sort of allergic reaction” (duh!) and all he could do was prescibe meds. He prescribed several antihistamines (Benadryl, Zyrtec and Allegra) plus ranitadine (a common heart burn med that also “boosts” the effectiveness of antihistamines) and a topical ointment (it contained menthol, salicylic acid and a couple of other ingredients I don’t remember–it was made at a compounding pharmacy). It took several months for the hives to subside and they were back less than 4 months after they had disappeared. It went on and off like this for awhile. At this time, I found out that the townhouse I was renting had a lot of mold growing in an area behind the refrigerator that had previously suffered water damage. I suspected that this was the cause of my hives, but had no way to “prove” it. Even after the mold was taken care of (and I moved), the hives continued to appear and disappear at will.

Fast forward to today and I’m almost completely hive free. About 7 months ago, I decided to pay for allergy testing. My hay fever was making me miserable and causing a lot of sinus infections and I was still experiencing sometimes-severe hives. I went to a great allergist, had skin testing done and found that I’m severely allergic to grasses, trees and mold (especially the dry molds that inhabit the state I live in–Colorado) and moderately allergic to weeds. My allergist explained that living with the mold had made my immune system reach a “turning point”. It was over-stimulated and couldn’t regulate histamine production. After that time, it never seemed to be able to settle down because of all of my other allergies. She suggested immunotherapy (allergy shots) and I immediately agreed to them, even though I hate needles and the therapy requires weekly shots for 4-5 years. I’m 6 months into my injections with another 4 years (at least) to go and my hives (as well as other allergies) have already improved. I still take Allegra in the morning and Zyrtec at night, but my hive outbreaks have become far less severe and further apart. I’m optimistic that in the coming years, I could be hive-free!! None of this was inexpensive (even with insurance), but it’s been worth every penny.

During my urticaria outbreaks that were really bad, I found some relief from acupuncture and Aveeno oatmeal baths and I also took ambien (rx from the doc) to help me sleep. Being exhausted doesn’t help your immune system! :)

November 4th, 2011 | 1:32 pm
Amanda:

About 6 weeks ago I began to feel an itch on my left breast. It was like that for about a week. I thought nothing of it. Then it moved to my right breast. Then my underarms started itching and then my inner thighs. After that my belt line on my abdomen.

6 weeks later here I am with some sort of hive in those areas. I itch all day long but it is the worst at night! I have not slept in over a week. I have seen two doctors who have both told me it is not Scabies since no one else in my house hold is having any problems. They think it is either caused by stress or an allergic reaction. The itching is so intense at night.

I have a toddler to take care of and I’m starting to lose it. This is driving me crazy! I figure my next approach is to see a dermatologist and get some testing done for allergies.

I just find it so weird that the itching is so bad only at night and keeps me up the whole night. Nothing has given me any sort of relief. None at all. Not the benadryl not the steroid cream. nothing!

November 15th, 2011 | 4:39 pm

I’m am 28 year male. And I have been sufferinf with hives for the past 2 months,they all start when I when wake up in the am or at midnight when I go to sleep. I’ve controlled what I eat and still the same thing. I become soooo itchy that I scracth so hard and I leave marks on my skin. All I wana do is get this problem over with so I can sleep

November 19th, 2011 | 12:47 am
Deena:

I too have been suffering from hives for the past 2 years, on and off. But when they do appear, like others they are better in the day and worse in the evening. However, they’ve always lasted for weeks at a time, the first bout lasted almost 4 months.

The specialist said I may be one of those people who will get hives if I’m suffering from any other infections like a bad cold or flu. And more recently I have noticed this to be true.

I have had them for 6 days with this episode. I’ve read a lot about it, and most people recommend drinking green tea about 3 times a day. Also more Vitamin C. Both are natural antihistamines. Today, I tried dabbing my hives with apple cider vinegar. It reduced the swelling and itch in about 40 minutes. I hope some of this may work for others. Failing everything else, I go with Reactine – extra strength once a day is enough to take care of the itch and the swelling goes away enough that you’re not bothered anymore. Zyrtec is supposed to be great as well. Pray for a cure everyone ;)

November 29th, 2011 | 4:01 pm
Jason:

I had been sick with Bronchitis for a week or so when on the 20th of November I finally went to the walk in clinic. I was prescribed a Zpak antibiotic-made by TEVA in Jeruselum(I should have looked!!!!) I took the first dose of 2 pills at 3pm and at 2 am that night I was covered in Hives… I am on my 11th day of having hives only at night, only where my body touches my bed and or other parts of my body. I was told that the medicine only stays in the system for 5-10 days and I am still having issues. 2 Benadryl a night barely help and it takes cold compresses for them to go down. I only have issues at night and this is ruining my life and family due to my stress and lack of sleep. I used all of my sick leave at work and am debating using all of my vacation time to battle the Motherfuckers. Fuck Hives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 1st, 2011 | 1:26 pm
Marilyn:

This is my secone night of having hives. I went to the doctor today and she gave me steroids to take for the next week and sent me to get a blood allergy test.I have had 4 antibiotc since August for a very stubborn sinus/bronchial infection. Just finished the last of it the other day. Hopefully, for me, they find out it is an allergic reaction. I can’t stand the though of going through this for weeks or months. Good luck and God bless.

December 2nd, 2011 | 1:22 am
Devin:

I too just started getting hives a week ago. Reading all of your responses has me a little worried though, there is no reason to EVER TAKE STEROIDS. Doctors will tell you whatever and give you whatever drug before even knowing what is wrong with you. Like the article said, drink a lot of water, general detoxification is the best thing for your body and hives, introducing artificial hormones (steroids) is the last thing we should be doing to cure our hives. God bless every one and take care.

December 5th, 2011 | 3:46 pm

Try yogurt, it might be an imbalance in your stomach!

December 8th, 2011 | 5:56 am

Try yogurt!

December 8th, 2011 | 5:57 am
Jay:

I have recently started breaking out in hives in my sleep. It seems to happen at 4:00 a.m. I wake up scratching and find welts all over my body. When I get out of bed and start my day the welts dissappear and the itching stops. This started on Christmas day so I figured it was just stress. The doctor prescribed steroids and antihistamines but they still come in my sleep. Have not changed detergents, soaps, perfumes nothing. I really thing it is stress-related.

December 28th, 2011 | 9:43 am
Shanda:

My Son is 3 and when he woke from a nap the other day he was covered in a red rash with hives. I took him to the er and they gave him a shot of benydryl and a shot of a steroid. Then prescribed me with the steroid and told me to givet that and benydryl to him twice a day for 5 days! Well everytime the meds wear off the rash/hives come back. Esp after nap and when he wakes up ok the morning! ?? We changed nothing, he just woke up with it ?? I hope its not something like Idiopathic urticaria!

January 11th, 2012 | 9:50 am
Tre:

For some strange reason, I get a round of these hives every few years. At first, I thought I was allergic to paint since I was, at the time renovating houses. The itching started in my hands and I thought maybe washing paint brushes, rollers, etc., with no gloves was the culprit. WRONG. The itching went on for several weeks, if not months, then went away as suddenly as it came.

A couple of years later, the exact same symptoms, itching in hands that spread up arms to torso and down trunk of body to legs. Funny thing is, it rarely goes to face and jumps from thighs to feet. Calves are rarely involved. Mine also heighten at night which made an evaluation by the numerous doctors I went to almost impossible.

An allergist administered prednisone which rendered my legs useless for several days. I went to get out of bed about three days after the shot and just could not stand. No pain, just unable to stand. Again, after several weeks, the itching went away. Stress and certain foods, especially seafood such as crablegs, seemed to make the itching worse.

After a mild third episode, I was not troubled by hives until this year. BUT, I found that my need to have a hip replaced due to avascular necrosis was probably due to the prednisone use. There are no other factors besides prednisone that it can readily be attributed to.

I urge anyone, especially those seeking help for younger children, NOT to let the doctor administer prednisone. Had the internet been as big of a resource as it is now, I would have had the opportunity to research other options avoiding a lot of physical, emotional and mental anguish.

Instead, drink lots of cleansing liquids like water, flavored waters, rooibos and other teas, clear soups, etc. Also, try fasting and praying. I fasted for ten days on a regular basis until I had the hip replacement and my body is bogged down with toxins which no doubt have contributed to the hives popping up again recently.

With soooo many people having so many mystery illnesses such as this, it makes one wonder about diabolical schemes that may be the root cause of such.

Good luck to all and God bless.

January 12th, 2012 | 6:58 pm
cindy:

Today is Thursday. First itch on thigh was on Saturday. No big deal. Next day, minor itch. Last couple of days – my body has been taken OVER. This thing migrates. First arms , then legs, then outline of my underwear, then my torso. I am scared to look at myself. I have always prided myself on my looks and I guess this is the karma I have to pay. I hate not knowing why I am getting this. I have been prescribed prednisone and also zantac and benedryl. I dont even know if I should just take them all together. I hate taking antibiotics, the side effects are usually worse than the symptom. I guess its detox time, if anyone who has done a detox regarding hives, please let me know what they did, and how. Is this something I have been in contact with outside, or is this something inside my body? I am so depressed :(

January 26th, 2012 | 7:18 pm
Audrey:

Hi, read all of the above comments. My experience is interesting. My husband first got hives about 4 months ago. Now in the last month i have them – so we are both itching together and keeping each other awake. I accept what people are saying that it is not food or allergy related. I think it must be stress. There is a big issue in our lives which is comming to a head in the next few weeks. i will watch closely to see if the hives disappear as the annoyane disappears. Oh yes in reply to the person who suggested Acidophlis. I just coincidently finished a full course and it has had no impact on my hives. I go to yoga 4/5 times a week. I am very fit and healthy.

January 30th, 2012 | 2:52 am
Beth:

My son started getting hives around the time he turned 1yr old. He had them off and on for 1 1/2 years before we figured out what was causing them. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to the outbreaks which would often cover his entire body or sometimes just one body part. As it turned out, the breakouts were caused by cold. During the summer, we would open windows at night and the house would cool off. He’d wake up covered with hives. He would get them when he went swimming, but not when he took a bath because bathwater was warm. In the winter, we bundled him up when he went outside so only exposed skin would break out. Hope this helps someone. We were so frustrated for so long. He seems to have grown out of them somewhat, but is prone to getting them for other reasons. For example, after having a cough and taking Ricola cough drops for the better part of a week he had 50 or so pop up on his legs.

February 1st, 2012 | 10:58 am
anne harmon:

I get hives when I sleep.When i get a night sweat from menopause and the pressure of laying in bed i break out.I scratch them in my sleep I look like I have been whipped.cool showers and benedryl and they go away Now i get them when the sun goes down I hate this

February 5th, 2012 | 7:13 pm

I have never had any type of allergy. One week ago, an hour after I went to bed, I started itching. Then I finally fell asleep. My husband woke me up after midnight becuase I was scratching so my in my sleep that it woke him. I went into the bathroom and discovered I was covered in hives. The next morning, the hives were gone but I actually had bruises on my thighs from scratching so hard. I had not eaten anything different, no new soaps, detergents, etc. All day I was fine. The next night, it happened all over again ! The next day I went to my doctor who told me to take Benadryl at bedtime. I did this and it helped some with the itching and sleep but the hives still showed up. I tried to figure out what could be causing this and went over my diet. The one thing that I drank every day (and drank too many of) was Diet Coke. So I googled Aspartame–the sweetener in Diet Coke. I was shocked at all the problems caused by aspartame! I noticed other symptoms I’ve had prior to the hives—all things caused by aspartame. So I stopped drinking Diet Coke, stopped chewing sugar-free gum or anything containing aspartame. It has only been 2 days since I stopped this and I still have the itching and hives, but the website I was on said it takes up to 30 days to rid your body of aspartame toxins. I’m hoping I found the cause of my hives.

February 8th, 2012 | 1:33 pm

Please check out this website forum for hives – it has some really great information and may be able to help? I suffer to and will be trying out the water intake option that seems to be having great results.

February 9th, 2012 | 4:09 pm

Oh the URL didn’t post- reposting;

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/hives/T3JE7RJD4S1FFOBUM

Hope it helps!

February 9th, 2012 | 4:10 pm
Dee:

Try an endocinologist – many cases of hives can be hormone related. I had hives for years as a child and went through a slew of allergy testing to no avail. Several courses of prednisone and high powered prescription antihistamines. Was diagnosed with hyper-thyroidism at 12 and once regulated my hives stopped. I’ve been in remission for about 15 years, now suddenly my hives are back, every night. I’m awaiting the blood test results and expecting to hear that my thyroid levels are way out of whack again. Google “hives and thyroid” and you will be shocked at what you find. Allergists and d

February 12th, 2012 | 9:53 pm
Dee:

Try an endocinologist – many cases of hives can be hormone related. I had hives for years as a child and went through a slew of allergy testing to no avail. Several courses of prednisone and high powered prescription antihistamines. Was diagnosed with hyper-thyroidism at 12 and once regulated my hives stopped. I’ve been in remission for about 15 years, now suddenly my hives are back, every night. I’m awaiting the blood test results and expecting to hear that my thyroid levels are way out of whack again. Google “hives and thyroid” and you will be shocked at what you find. Allergists and dermatologists won’t usually help.

February 12th, 2012 | 9:53 pm
JR:

CHECK OUT PARASITES, SARCOPTES

February 16th, 2012 | 4:05 am
Swapnil:

I have hives for 17 years now, based on Indian ancient medical treatment i recenty started eating raw aloe vera pulp every day ( 1 spoon )in morning, magically my hives intensity and frequency has come down in 2 weeks. Want to share this if it helps someone else too..

February 19th, 2012 | 7:11 pm
Chris:

I have had, what i believe to be my second case of Hives. When i woke up yesterday morning i noticed my arms and thighs covered with hives my dad told me it was an allergic reaction and that it will fade away, which it did, during the day. It is now 3am the following day and i woke up to find even more covering my body. I dont want to go to sleep now and im hoping it will fade before day comes around. Im 16 and I havent done anything different to my daily routine, havent changed my diet which is pretty balanced.
The only thing I could think of it that I drank some alcohol at a party 3 nights ago for the first time and that may be related.
Judging by these comments Im in for a bitchy few months

February 20th, 2012 | 9:04 am
Chris:

also, where it is most severe – on my arms – it barely itches, but on my thighs where it is no where as bad as my arms, its started to itch quite a bit but is still bearable.
And im not under any stress so I dont think that that could be related

February 20th, 2012 | 9:10 am
Jess:

what the hell is happening to me they come they go, it looks like I am rotting from the inside out
they itch they dont itch

February 21st, 2012 | 10:57 pm
Laurie:

I had a bad case of hives this past summer. My dermatologist put me on prednisone. They went away immediately and life was good until the past six weeks. I went back to my derm and she put me back on prednisone. They go away when I’m on it and then immediately come back. I don’t want to stay on this drug. Going crazy with this. She also has me on Allegra in the a.m. and Zurtec at night. It doesn’t seem to help. I started taking Acidophis yesterday. I will try the tea. Don’t know what else to do!

February 23rd, 2012 | 8:32 am
Wendy:

Hi. thought I was going s.mad as keep having allergic reactions between 2 and 4am. I wake up with v.itchy scalp, palms of hands and soles of feet, and then the itching spreads. I take antihistamine and an hour later it finally simmers down. Have rash all over my face for last few days for the first time.this has been happening on and off for about 5 years – I had a Bell’s palsy and something wrong with my liver, which they didn’t get to the route of problem – I also developed weakening in my legs. Scans and lumbar puncture and 10 days in hospital.
Reading other comments I do wonder if its 1) stress related 2)ill with other problems lowering immune system. I will now try water and the tea and hope it improves things! will keep you posted!

February 24th, 2012 | 8:35 am
terry schultz:

Im 34 never had a health problem in my life. But if the itching dosent stop completely I dont know what ill do, I just want to die. Please I got to find a sure cure. I cant live like this anymore. My life is going nowhere

February 28th, 2012 | 2:21 am
terry schultz:

Help someone im 34, never a health problem cant live like this anymore I scratch till I bleed all day nott just at night. I need more than advice,l need asure cure.please

February 28th, 2012 | 2:27 am
Kumar:

My case,in one sense is unusual.My Hives(about 1 week now-first time in my life-I am 60 )DISAPPEAR AT NIGHT and reappear about 20 mminutes I open the curtains and let the light in.Minimal itching,but Dr put me on a 5 day course of Prednisone(I am not keen at all).Points about Rooibes Tea+pearl Acidophilus noted.Dr suggested it might have been caused as a sideeffect of Provastatin I take or remote possibility,the cherries=lychees i ate previous night .Any thoughts ?
Thanks

February 28th, 2012 | 7:20 am
Steven:

I’ve been having uncomfortable itching since January, and it’s March now. My main problem is that I’ll get the feeling of goosebumps more often than usual, and it turns into really itchy hives and rashes on my legs, inner thighs, stomach, arms, and back. It’s the most miserable feeling, especially because I’ve NEVER been allergic to anything at all. I’m suspecting it’s due to the cold weather, even though I’ve been through colder winters, and I’m in Texas, so it doesn’t even get that cold. It’s the most puzzling thing. I’ve made the decision to visit an Allergist for a free consultation, and see what they think. I’ve taken Benadryl, Zyrtec, and some other anti-histamine, and so far, nothing. The only temporary relief I’ve had was from the Goldbond Anti-Itch medicated lotion. It made me feel like I just walked outide in freezing weather, but it’s better than feeling like I’m covered in ants.

Good luck, guys. I hope someone finds relief.

March 8th, 2012 | 8:46 pm
chris:

With my experience oatmeal or mustard baths before bed, you can usually get these bath products at gnc or specialty stores. Also you can put kosher salt or baking soda in the bath to help. I like tba baking soda it soothed the skin, the salt can help dry out the hives. Surface treament you can try tea tree oil. For adults also take supplements l lysine and l gluteamine these help slowly strengthen the immune system to get past the hives. I hope this helps.

March 9th, 2012 | 8:25 am
Brittan:

People!!!! I have had hives almost every night for the last month!!!! It is awful! I work nights and sleep in the morning so it happens when I am at work and when I wake up. What is the deal??? I first thought that I had bedbugs or something, but I recently went to Aspen and it was even worse! I am itching and bleeding all over my new sheets…. This is completely horrendous. I am at a loss for what to do. Judging but everyone else’s comments the dr.s haven’t help just thrown medication after medication at the problem. I hate taking meds. But at this point I will do anything! It started out on my ankles, now it is on my feet, legs, thighs, stomach, and forearms. It goes away for as long as 3 days and comes back with a vengence. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

March 16th, 2012 | 3:18 am
Harriett:

I have been living with hives every night now for 7 months and have to take benedryl every night or a allergy pill. I dont know the cause at all. It only bothers me at night, when im tired or i get hot. i wake up covered in welps and if i scratch it turns into patches of hives. i am so tired of not being able to sleep without being medicated. i have no idea when this will go away but it has been a true nightmare. It was so overwhelming in the beginning cause the itching was so intense i wanted to throw up and pass out. thank god i have allery pills to help. does anyone know whats going on cause the doctors dont

March 19th, 2012 | 11:52 pm
Heather:

Hi all.
I had urticaria for a year ten years ago and tried everything!! Then it just disappeared but in the last few weeks has come back. Not even steroids or the strongest antihistamine combination worked before. However very strangely this time I am finding I can get itch relief , totally after about twenty minutes using calendula gel of all. things . Really can’t believe it works as its just a flower extract. If anyone wants to try it.you need to apply it, and let it dry three times in succession for best results.

March 29th, 2012 | 11:14 am
Heather:

By the way to the lady who said she only ate chicken and spinach. Spinach contains high levels of natural histamine and should be avoided !!

March 29th, 2012 | 11:48 am
aditya:

hi guys.. I first got hives when i was 18, it scared the hell out of me then. Now its back aftr 10 long yrs! Yes..hives is still a mystery to me. I am lucky enough to get aid of ayurveda here in india as it helped me at the first time. They give u a herbal pwder which u need to drink empty stomach in the morning which will flush out almost all the toxins in ur body. Oh lemme warn u after drinkin it, u will have lil time for anythin else besides shuttling to n fro between ur room n the loo . But trust me its worth it. Within a week u can say bye to hives.

March 31st, 2012 | 9:46 am
ira:

ira
Hey everyone I’m ira and have had chronic hives for over 5 months now. I got send home from work a couple times now bin to the er 3 times doctors keep putting me on all these prescriptions (benydral prednisone and a whole list more) nothing is working. i usually only break out at night and i dj every wknd and large venues and also do business presentations so my image needs to be clean at all times…help would be great!!!!!!

April 9th, 2012 | 8:21 am
leena:

So, Im having the same issue for the past 3weeks. Tried Alarax,Aleegra,but they seemed to worsen. My Dr. upon first glace claims it to be a parasite,perhaps worms. I have taken a dose of Mebex,but i had shivering and fever along with the hives all day and nigh. Please Help!!

April 9th, 2012 | 11:24 am
jacwueline:

Omg DO NOT TAKE A HOT BATH OR SHOWER WHEN YOU HAVE HIVES …. BIG NO NO

April 16th, 2012 | 9:25 pm
jacqueline:

@ ira prednisone don’t help u at all???

April 16th, 2012 | 9:27 pm
jacqueline:

aditya: wht did they give you ???

April 16th, 2012 | 9:30 pm
Christine:

Just found this site. Thank you so much for sharing! My 3 yr old suffers from eczema and what I believe now is a Histamine Intolerence. Where her bodies enzymes are not able to degrade histamine quickly enough. Certain foods are very high in histamines ( spinach, avocado, fish, berries…etc). She seems to react with hives and patches of hives when she gets too many or in some cases any of these foods. Histamine in our bodies is best visualized as filling up an empty cup, if we can’t clear our bodies efficiently enough the cup overflows and we get symptoms. Im fascinated by the day time production of our bodies anti- itch chemical and will be checking that out to look for connections with Histamine Intolerence. I hope we can all find resolutions to our itchy skin soon. Also a good book called Skin Deep covers the psychological aspects of skin conditions. We found it very helpful, bottom line is stress and emotional turmoil makes skin conditions worse ( or causes them).

April 26th, 2012 | 1:21 pm
Jessica:

Well im 14 and it my first time with hives and i dont know what caused it i took byenadry one day because my throat was hurting and later that day hives started to pop up out of no where i didnt tell my mom cause i was scared but then my twins speical teacher saw some on my face when i was walking with him to class and she took me to the nurse and my mom came and got me thank you for the information hopefully it will help

April 26th, 2012 | 3:57 pm
leroy:

i had no idea this was such a big problem. i went for months just getting it on my beltline after a long day driving. now i sporadically get it at night and once in a while in the day. the reason i looked up this website is because my lips have started to puff up. most common in armpits, beltline and neck. it’s definitely worse if i’m sweaty and lying down reading. i have found that a cool shower with mild soap can usually ward off an attack, or at least stop it from spreading. incidentally, my wife has just acquired an allergy to horses(we have 6). i should not have told her it was all in her head. paying for that now. a bit concerned though, with my puffy lips. i never wanted to look like angelina jolie.

April 27th, 2012 | 9:50 pm
leroy:

one more thing. no one should take steroid drugs. worse for you than hives.

April 27th, 2012 | 9:52 pm
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April 28th, 2012 | 2:06 pm
Jenny:

Hi, I am 42 and I have had chronic urticaria (hives) for over 6 years now. DAILY! Some days are bearable with only about 25% of my body affected. Other days are so miserable with 90-100% of my body affected that I just don’t think I can take anymore. I have been to 7 doctors (IM, FP, Dermatologists, Allergist/Immunologist) and have received no help. All they tell me is that it is idiopathic and there is nothing that can be done. I live on an antihistamine cocktail with Prednisone filtered in as needed. I HATE taking all of this medication. The summer is upon us and my daughter cries because I cant play outside or go to the pool without being miserable. The comments and stares from other people are cruel and just plain ignorant. I have these all day and when they do finally start to go away it’s time for bed…..just so they can start back up. I have been prescribed anti depressants, sleep aids, and xanax. Nothing works and I’m just about to give up hope. The only reason for my existance now is for my daughter. I seriously need help and don’t know where to turn. As I type this, I am crying so bad I can bearly see. I do have some comfort knowing that other people do have this problem and, I feel so terribly bad for you. This is a horrible condition and I pray for a cure of some kind every day. My quality of life had taken a serious nose dive. I am constantly tired and depressed. For everyone suffering through this horrible condition….please know you are not alone. It doesn’t make your hives go away but, it does help to know there are others with the same problem. God bless you all.

May 2nd, 2012 | 7:53 am
Andrea:

Hi All and Jenny,

I’ve just developed this two months ago and have been to three different doctors and eaten a whole cocktail of antihistamines, anti allergies and anti itch medication. The symptoms stopped when I’m medicated but problem is, I’m not comfortable taking these medications all the time.

My question to Jenny, and all is that you say you take the medications when needed. What if I get hives all the time? Do I still live on the meds all the time? What about the side effects?

It’s absolutely irritating to be scratching at a dinner party, when working late at night and before going to sleep (just how sexy is THAT?) !!!

Help!!

May 22nd, 2012 | 5:57 am
Andrea:

Oh ya, prickly heat talcum powder works magic. Try St. Luke’s. The swelling reduces almost immediately. One of the small miracles to be thankful for!

May 22nd, 2012 | 6:29 am
Jenny:

Andrea, Im very sorry you are suffering through this. I take Prednisone as needed when I have an extreme flair up. Other than that, I take the antihistamines daily and still get hives daily. They just help reduce itching. It is miserable..I will try the talcum powder too. Thanks

May 22nd, 2012 | 9:42 am
Andrea:

Thanks for the info, Jenny. Plus I like the word you used. Yes, it’s “miserable” :)

May 23rd, 2012 | 3:15 am
leroy:

ok, i still have hives almost daily but in really small doses. probably due to stresses in my life i won’t get into. do you ever notice you never get hives at work? this website asks why it’s more common at night. BS! it’s only because you’re idle at night. i’ll bet you also don’t get hives at the bar at night. especially when meeting new people. my best advice is a cardio workout. go out. do something. do not take prednisone! i cannot stress enough, do some excercise!!!!!!!!!!!

June 1st, 2012 | 5:03 pm
Jim Bob:

I’ve had hives now for three months and I am seriously considering killing myself.

It’s torturous. The hives rarely go away completely, but they are worse at night. They disappeared completely when I was on a six day steroid regimen. Then they came back worse than ever.

Antihistamines work sometimes. Other times, the burning and itching is beyond imagining. These hives are surely idiopathic because there is nothing that’s causing them anymore… I was super sensitive to allergens, dyes and pollens and such but since the steroids I don’t seem to have any sensitivities any longer.

It’s just straight up insane, burning hives. People who don’t have this just don’t know. They just don’t know…

June 2nd, 2012 | 11:02 pm

Hello everyone, I am so sorry for all of you experiences with hives. I am 26 years old and never had any type of allergic reaction. Im not sure where it came from. it started friday night a itch came on my neck. I scratched and it only seemed to get worse. Well I went to sleep fighting it and woke up and thought I was going to die literally. It spread from my neck to my arms and then to my inner thighs. I was unable to do anything I just itched all over. First I was afraid so I took a warm shower and got out and rubbed alcohol(green) all over me. It slowed for like 20mins and came back even worse. I was to the point of going crazy so I had my little brother go and speak with a pharmacist at Walgreens and he said to get benedryl, well I rubbed the cream all over me and I just wanted to sleep so i took to of the gel pills. It slowed for awhile until a friend came over and said she had the same thing and it was an allergic reaction. So she went back to walgreens and got some MEDICCATED CALAMINE LOTION and she rubbed it all over my body. And thank god I went to sleep the lotion dried up on me and that caused me not to itch as much and whenever a small itch came I rubbed more of the lotion on me. I woke up the next day and thank God the itch was gone. Today I feel so much better thank God I dont know what it was that caused the reaction but I never want to experience anything like that ever again in my life. To be on the safe side i rubbed a light coat on me today after my shower and bought some of the oatmeal lotion to keep my skin moisterized. I would strongly recommend the calamine lotion it did miracles on my skin. I wish you all the best.

June 3rd, 2012 | 12:24 pm

Please try the CALAMINE LOTION it did me a great deal of relief all of the red marks are gon off of my body. Benedryl at night with the lotion and cream. The main thing is keeping your skin full of moisture so the your not able to scratch as much the calamine lotion really saved my life Im just hoping that it never comes back again.

June 3rd, 2012 | 12:28 pm

Jim – are you in the US? I would highly recommend you speak with Dr’s at National Jewish Health for help and relief. My daughter goes there and we’ve been through it all. I don’t know how she (my daughter) manages without losing her mind some days. In the past, it was horrible and she was also on 3 different antihistamines in a day for daily treatment (for months at a time). She’s so much better after coming out of their day program that she’s not been on any meds for almost two months now (outside of her necessary meds for other reasons). Oral steroids help initially, but in the end, they only make things worse as they cause the skin to rebound. I know…I know exactly what you’re dealing with only it’s my daughter and not me. It makes my heart hurt to see your words and I sincerely hope you find the help you need for this. :/

June 3rd, 2012 | 12:35 pm
Andrea:

For me….3rd week with hives. fed-up,tired, just want to cry. I want my normal body back. I’m so hot you can properly cook eggs on me. It hurts it’s itchy, the cold showers are too cold – I had enough. Thinking everyday all day what has changed….new job, new job location, dealing with stress differently, eating differently, starting jogging (allergic to trees according to my allergy test but never had symptoms yet.)…so everything is practically new and was really hard which one to eliminate first. But for me it’s the water tank filtered water. it does become worst at night – which drives me insane. I am getting better but still have hives so i haven’t gone to the doctor yet. i can feel cold yet my body is is scorching hot to the touch. I’m so excited I found a main cause. I am still wary there’s something else but hey, eliminating the water tank is a huge start getting rid of my hives.

June 5th, 2012 | 11:29 am
Zuraidah:

Hi,
I had similar symptoms with some of the ones posted here. I noticed that the hives will come once in every 4 years. It just need some trigger. The weird thing is I’m beginning to acquire different causes of hives every four years. 2004, I developed rashes during the day and it was due to heat as I’m living in a tropical area very close to Earth’s middle belt. Used Johnson & Johnson’s soothing medicated powder and it helped to soothe the skin. It took roughly 6 months of hives before it totally disappeared for the rest of the year. 2008, rashes occurred very badly. I found out that I can’t take soya products. It’s easy to find out cuz the outbreak happened 20 minutes after soya consumption. I stayed away from soya products in any way which was very difficult as most food had some soya proteins involved in making the food. I had to put myself under very cold shower and you could literally feel the hotness of the water as it ran down the body. I also drank 500ml of water (one shot) when rashes occurred at night. I avoided over the counter anti-histamine pills as I’ve tried them and hives got worse after 4 days. This year rashes occurred with vengeance. I tried my previous methods (drink lots of water at night when it comes, put on powder etc) but all these doesn’t help when my country experience dry heat weather. I have to remind myself to drink 500 ml of water in the morning and in the afternoon to ease the occurrence of hives at night. Now, hives appeared roughly 2 hours into sleeping time. I had to wait for an hour in order to allow the hives to disappear for each occurrence before returning to sleep.
Lessons learnt from the above.
1) Our body has some sort of memory remembered the medication taken thus causing it to be immune to drugs if these drugs are taken regularly.
2)Learn the types of symptoms that occur within bouts of hives. Then, avoid them.
3) We may have additional triggers and it just need a some sort of trigger to cause hives. We need to learn to identify the trigger(s) then avoid them. This looks like avoidance of whatever causes the triggers is the best medicine.

I’m taking Atarax(which I do not use often) now to help me sleep. This is only after hives appeared the night before. Would like to thank for the roobois tea and m trying it this year. My triggers are
1) dry heat (year-2004 & 2012)
2) soya ( 2008)
3) delayed pressure (2012)
4)chocolate (2012)
These are my triggers and I avoid them 99% of the time. I’m sharing my triggers in hope that we do really take note what caused the hives to appear. This triggers seem to be added once every 4 years.

Frustration is always there whenever hives appear. We do not need to feel suicidal and learn to identify symptoms and triggers as quick as possible. =)

June 5th, 2012 | 6:19 pm
Karen:

I’m in my 8th week of hives and am determined not to take prednisone again. I’m eating a low histamine diet and learned I have treenut and peanut allergies. But I’m sure neither of these caused the hives. And although some people think its stress– I don’t. I’m the same amount of stress as ever. But that doesn’t mean relaxing isn’t a good idea.

In doing a lot of reading, I’m pretty well convinced that they will leave on their own schedule, same as they came. I think sometimes people change their diets, the hives go away, and they erroneously assume it was the diet. I think docs give prednisone first, because they’re under (understandable) pressure to provide relief and secondly, because they hope the hives will run their course and leave on their own while you’re on the prednisone. They’re just buying you comfort and time. And nasty side effects.

I’ve doubled my Zyrtec, am taking famotidin 2x per day, and take hydroxezine at night. With benedryl during the day as needed. I’m drinking stinging nettle tea (which brought down lip swelling ON CONTACT) and taking fish oil, calcium, prescription vit d, and acidophilus pearls.

I’m trying so hard not to go back on the prednisone. Even my hives now have hives. I can feel areas begin to tingle and then I know that’s the new frontier on my body. That’s where the hives are growing today — that’s where they’ll become 5 inches across.

I tell people it’s like getting stabbed with a knife covered in itch.

Ive tried baby oil, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, Averno bath applied as a paste, chalomine lotion,…many home remedies..with no relief.

This week I’m starting acupuncture, but I’m not sure whether it’s for the hives or to help me bear them.

I sleep with cold packs. I take them to work.

And although no one mentions it–I miss sex. Any kind of friction creates a new frontier that will swell up with hives tomorrow.

June 9th, 2012 | 12:37 pm
leroy:

ok, hives are completely gone now!!! they just stopped. nothing i did. i just want to give hope to some of you who are still suffering. hang in there.

June 14th, 2012 | 10:15 pm
Golda:

I was suffering from hives for the past one month….i consulted an allergy specialist nothing worked…. then i tried betel leaves with pepper corns…it worked for me….thats a home made remedy….no side effects in taking that….take one betel leaf with 4 pepper corns …chew them and swallow it …hope it will really help you…

July 3rd, 2012 | 2:53 pm
Debbie:

I have chronic hives too. They are so mysterious.I don’t worry about them anymore. I just take 2 benadryl every night along with a very nice oatmeal bath. This combination helps immensely.It will calm you down and help you sleep. Good luck everyone.

July 14th, 2012 | 1:16 pm
JJ:

Thank you, everyone, for your insights; I’ve learned a lot. Here’s some info about what has worked for me.

I’ve had chronic hives since Nov. 2003 (the beginning of a long period of grief and stress). From 2006 thru early 2008, when my stressors were fewer and less intense, I seldom had hives. So pls don’t discount this component of a multi-pronged approach — food; meds (both OTC and Rx); personal-care products; household products; relaxation techniques. Keep in mind that people can develop allergies to products they’ve been using/foods they’ve been eating for years and that weren’t problematic in the past. (Not sure why, but at least two ideas: We’re exposed each year to greater amounts of, and new, environmental toxins; and, even if we lived in a clean world, our bodies would nonetheless change/deteriorate over time – that’s life.)

* First, if you can’t sleep: Antihistamines can help. Benedryl (generic: diphenhydramine) helps with the itch, plus it will make you sleep; some people feel groggy the day after taking it. Chlortrimeton (generic: chlorpheniramine) won’t help much with the itch, but it will help you sleep and won’t make you groggy the next day (it leaves the system sooner than diphenhydramine does). I tried hydroxyzine (an Rx antihistamine) — similar to diphenhydramine re: effectiveness, sleep, next-day grogginess.
Other OTC, non-habit-forming sleep aids that won’t help with hives (they aren’t antihistamines) but which will help you sleep: Bach’s Rescue Sleep; Hyland’s Calmes Forte; MidNight (a melatonin blend that is also available, cheaper, with the house-brand label at various drugstore chains); valerian; and melatonin by itself. ***Read labels — many sleep aids are simply diphenhydramine in a fancy package, and if you’re going to stick with that med, at least buy the least-expensive form you can find.
***I am very impressed by both Rescue Sleep and Calmes Forte; I’ve taken various Rx sleeping aids over the years, and these work almost as well yet don’t carry the risk of dependency.

* Meds, topical: I’ve had varying degrees of success with OTC 1% hydrocortisone, Aveeno’s anti-itch cream, Gold Bond Anti-Itch cream (contains menthol). I like Aveeno’s body lotion (this is one instance in which I don’t use a no-name version) and have had some luck with menthol-based Sarna lotion and Eucerin Calming Itch-Relief lotion. Have not tried any of the Gold Bond body lotions but would like to.
I bought a dollar-store rubber spatula to help apply creams to hard-to-reach places, such as mid-back. Just be sure to label the spatula and keep it out of the kitchen!
Two Rx creams have sometimes helped me: 2% hydrocortisone, and triamcinolone acetimide. (I’m leery of using corticosteroids for an extended period – too little is known about how they affect the body.)
***My dr. discouraged the use of Benedryl anti-itch lotion/cream; she told me that when used on hives, it can intensify the itch (tho it’s fine for bug bites).

* Meds, oral: I’ve tried generic Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra and haven’t found any of them particularly helpful, but another post-er said he’d found relief with Zyrtec. (Buy generic — it’s cheaper and just as effective.)
I like Bach’s Rescue Remedy and Hyland’s Nerve Tonic (for stress relief overall; I can’t say that either has reduced my hives, but feeling somewhat relaxed is preferable to feeling somewhat anxious).

* Food/drink: I have gradually – VERY GRADUALLY — shifted to a better, tho far-from-perfect, diet – about 20% of my diet is still processed food. Do what you can in terms of incorporating (organic, when you can) fruit, vegetables, whole grains, non-dairy “milk” (soy milk, rice milk, almond milk – if at 1st they seem too different from cow milk, add a little vanilla extract or even a little chocolate syrup for a flavor boost), and non-animal proteins (for ex., “chikn” nuggets made from soy or vegetable protein or both). If (like me) you don’t cook, try organic frozen foods; shop around to see who has the best prices – in my area, the best bets are Trader Joe’s, Target (really!), and Wegmans supermarkets.
I gradually – gradually – broke the soda habit. I drink a lot of tap water; when I can afford to buy/use filters, I do; when I can’t, I fill some one-liter bottles with water and keep them uncapped for about 20 min. so the gases (which alter the taste) can escape. ***Try slices of lemon in your water; or lemon + stevia (a natural sweetener); or cucumber slices (sounds odd but it’s good – a little sweet, very refreshing).
***I recommend making one change at a time and sticking with it for at least a month before incorporating the next change. (For ex., I started eating a piece of fruit 4 or 5 days a week; soon I was up to a piece of fruit daily; and after several weeks of that – I didn’t keep records, just became aware that I’d been reaching for fruit every day for quite some time – I knew that the habit was entrenched and I could move on to the next change.)

* Clothing: I do best with cotton or cotton blends. Exception: microfiber underpants.

* Sheets and towels: Cotton or bamboo. Relatively inexpensive at Target, some warehouse stores, and overstock stores (both “real” and virtual).

* Household cleaners: Cannot emphasize enough that this is an area in which we can get rid of toxins and still have a clean home. Dish soap and laundry soap that are dye-free, fragrance-free, and vegetable-based (NOT petroleum-based). A 50/50 vinegar+water solution will clean and disinfect; borax and baking soda are great for other tasks. Look online for other homemade, ecofriendly cleaning products — you’ll feel better and save money.

* Personal care: Cetaphil cleanser (in liquid and bar form) is great for sensitive skin, and I find that the store brand is cheaper and just as effective. I’ve been using Tom’s toothpaste for years and highly recommend it (less expensive when you buy a multipack, which some warehouse stores sell, or a quality imitation, such as the one from Trader Joe’s). Same for hair care, face care, deodorant — anything that can be absorbed by the skin. If you’re on a tight budget, as most of us are, and you can’t find natural products that work with your budget, try shopping online — I like Vitacost dot com — or buy something mainstream that’s hypoallergenic (many Almay products are).

* Sunlight: Direct sunlight tends to prompt a breakout, so I avoid it.

* Exercise, stress relief: Mainstream medical finally acknowledges the brain-body connection, meaning that emotions flood our bodies with chemicals that can, in turn, cause physical changes or problems. My dr. recommends targeted physical activity, such as kickboxing, to help release all sorts of feelings, but any exercise can help – exercise, even “gentle” exercise such as stretching or qi gong, offers systemwide benefits.
Some people (I’m among them) find acupuncture and therapeutic massage helpful: They promote overall balance in the body; I think they dislodge toxins, enabling us to pass them; and I like the emotional release they sometimes provide.

Good luck, all.

July 15th, 2012 | 5:02 pm

on July 12th I think I started this new pil that was to help me constintrate and level out my simtoms I have going on (stressing over little things) I started itching at night at first I thought I got bit but it only happened at night . but it got so worse and worse I wouldn’t sleep at all, I checked my bed and sheets for bug beds… nothing…. And then I thought well I’ll feel better tomorrow night nope got it again. it’s on my back, mostly my legs, arms, feet, face and hands. it’s really driving me crazy at one time I thought taking a or bath but I wasn’t aloud. At night when I would itch I would put aloe Vera gel on it does help alittle bit but then the itching would keep going. Its July 25 and I’m still itching like crazy I go to doctor Thursday to tell her what’s going on with me. my mom thinks its not serious and she thinks it just get bit in the morning. sometimes I don’t go outside and I still itch like crazy at night.

July 25th, 2012 | 1:56 am
Jessica:

I started getting hives 3 weeks ago. At first it was just a few welts here and there, then I started getting clusters and groups of welts together, and sometimes the groups of welts will come together producing gigantic welts several inches wide. It’s so frightening to see myself naked in the mirrir. I don’t feel sexy or attractive anymore and can’t wear shorts or go swimming in fear of another breakout. I have been reading tons of articles on the internet lately and have come to a conclusion that the cause of my hives are from stress. I experienced an episode of intense stress at work about 4 weeks ago. I have recently started drinking green tea and matcha tea. At night I would drink decaffeinated green tea. Sure made a difference.

July 26th, 2012 | 9:12 pm
chandra:

my story goes to everyone out there that are in the situation that i have also being through. and how i was saved.

I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address lordkalifat@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband. and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 2days that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband.
his email : lordkalifat@gmail.com

July 28th, 2012 | 3:07 pm
Sarah:

Chandra, don’t be so ridiculous. Your husband is a slime ball, not under some spell.
Has anyone noticed if their symptoms get worse around the tome their period is due? I get huge itchy raised welts which are always gone in the morning, all over my body apart from face. I also get itchy feet. I have to take 3 anti histamines when it is bad – not every night thankfully.

July 28th, 2012 | 4:53 pm
Andrea:

JJ, thanks for sharing so many tips with us. I guess we all fight our battles in our own ways. I’ve tried some anti-itch creams and they don’t work on me, but Zyrtec is my lifeline.

I guess it is also a wake-up call to all of us to change our lifestyle. I had a nagging feeling that it’s due to my eating habits (I never cook, and eat out all the time, and erm, don’t exercise). Well, like you say, one change at a time. I’m going to start with increasing my fruit intake and then eating out less often. I’ve also noted that alcohol is one of my triggers and so bye-bye wines!

I’m sick and tired of looking reddish all the time and taking antihistamines so I’ll just try changing my lifestyle instead. Whether that helps or not, only time will tell, but hey, there’s nothing to lose from trying, right?

July 30th, 2012 | 4:56 am
Carl:

I was heartbroken that my husband moved in with another woman so I had a spell to bring him back home and stop the affair he had with her. In just 2days he left her and went to live at the motel. He called to say so and get news of the kids. The discussion was pleasant, as if he was changing to become the man I knew when we got married. It was exactly as you said…. Now he’s back home and is absolutely crazy about me. I am so thrilled by this spell that I cant find the right words to say how I feel right now. All I can decently say is that you changed my life and saved the most important thing in my life: my family, way to contact my savior is wiseindividualspell@gmail.com.

August 12th, 2012 | 2:13 pm

I have had hives for three nights now and every night i get really upset because i dont know what it is what should i do go to a doctor?

August 25th, 2012 | 2:23 am
Monya:

Amazing! Can’t believe that I have something in common with so many people!! I had a problem with hives and found I was allergic to aspirin products. Also found out I have Hashimoto’s a thyroid disorder. Just started breaking out again for the past week. Same thing gets worse as
The day progresses and bad at night. Take Benadryl and Zrtec and they are gone when I wake up. Can’t figure out why it’s back!!! I truly think it has to do with my thyroid. I’ve eliminated processed foods, gluten and diary, preservatives. Ive been off of my diet restrictions for a couple of weeks……maybe there’s a correlation! I agree that you should try to find out what you are allergic to, and have your thyroid checked!!! I will definitely try the tea too!!! Hope i can get it back under control! Hives really do suck! Hope up you are all doing better!

September 27th, 2012 | 8:13 pm
Stephanie:

I’ve been suffering with this bad joke since April 1, 2011, yes April 1st, I was the fool someone stuck this bad hive juju on… I’ve seen every Dr under the sun and been put on so many medications (same as everyone else) that has helped with everyone else’s stuffy noses but not my own Damn hives!! It’s so unbearable, I’m up every night cause yes in my case as well they are worse and I’m covered about 90% with swollen lips, eyes, feet and hands.. I’ve lost all hope, prednisone is the ONLY thing that works for me and yes that too has caused me to gain 40 lbs and I’m now suffering with a bulging disc because of all the extra weight I put on. I can’t have a relationship anyone because I’ve became so insecure with myself not to mention how do you explain to someone that at night u turn into Shrek! I choose to take prednisone because I have tried all the teas and milk thistles and detoxs and diets and acupuncture and NOTHING!! NOTHING WORKS!! I have eaten pure coconut oil, yes I would scoop it out of the jar melt it down a bit and swallowed it…I’ve cried, I’ve prayed I’ve rearranged my whole life and ive got NOTHING NO RESULTS!! But I have a 5year old and I’m a single mom and my that’s the reason I take the prednisone, my daughter has seen me suffer in pain and wallow and lay on the couch and cry all day covered in bumpies (is what she calls them) enough…I’ve missed out on so much because these things have taken over my life, I’m embarrassed to leave the house with ugly welts all over the place and my eyes swollen shut. I’m laying here in the middle of the night cause it was that time to pop a prednisone so these hives will be gone by time i have to take her to school and start work.. It’s a horrible obstacle that has been thrown at us, but we just need to learn how we can live with it. I see no light at the end of the tunnel, I miss my old self and my old life , I miss being NORMAL!! I will continue to try new things but right now this is all I got… So good luck to everyone and I hope everyone finds a light at the end of their suffering. We don’t deserve this!!! :’(

October 3rd, 2012 | 1:09 am
Alex:

My Name is Alex Musman from Australia.I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster till i had a contact with templeofsolution@yahoo.com He is really powerful..My wife divorce me with no reason for almost 4 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love her so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and she woke up one morning and she told me she’s going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when she came back from work she tender to me a divorce letter and she packed all her loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have her back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 4 years…So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and her picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solution…so when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that she’s with a man and that man is the reason why she left me…The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring her back.but i never believe all this…he told me i will see a positive result within 3 days..3 days later,she called me herself and came to me apologizing and she told me she will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and my wife got pregnant a month later..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him here: templeofsolution@yahoo.com

October 11th, 2012 | 6:17 am
rossay:

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October 24th, 2012 | 2:33 pm
cassandra:

Thank you Dr. Zuma for the good work you just did in my life , my name is Cassandra Phalo i was married to my husband for two years and we were living together happily and we both love each other for this two year not until one bad evening when i came back from work late due to scares of transportation and he started queering and he said he does not trust me anymore and he can continue with this marriage anymore and he drove me away from his house unknowingly to him that i was carrying his two month old baby inside me i tried informing he but he won`t listen to me anymore i thought i will never get him back again and i loved him so much and i promise not to rest until am able to get him back to my life so i began to look for a solution and help to get him back this was because i do not want to give birth to a fatherless child so one afternoon as i was browsing on my computer i came across a testimony shared by miss Rachael from UK how she got her ex husband back with the help of Dr. Zuma of templeofsolution@yahoo.com so i decided to give him a try and to my best surprise the spell this man cast on my husband work just within two days i contacted him . and today am happily living with my husband and a bouncing baby boy , with all this help rendered to me through this Dr. Zuma whom i contact on the given email, i will always thank him forever and testify his goodness in my life for others to hear and see , once again thank you Dr. Zuma for bringing back my family , if in same situation his email templeofsolution@yahoo.com

November 1st, 2012 | 4:51 pm

I av jus picked up the same problem while on holiday nd I got back home nd bought TUMERIC POWDER nd made a thick paste with water nd rubd it all over hands nd arms nd my body to nd leave for half n hour nd bath of with luke warm water nd then take a full tblspn mix in quarter glass water nd drink.do it for three days nd problem solved.it work like magic for me coz I been to da clinic nd meds dnt wrk.goodluck

December 29th, 2012 | 3:09 pm
herman:

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January 6th, 2013 | 8:54 am
Erik:

I had these hives for four years. I felt tortured every single day. I had hives everywhere on my body. I couldnt hold my child without getting hives on my sides and forearms. I couldnt do anything that put any kind of pressure on my skin. I woke up everyday with huge wheel hives on my head face back legs feet hands you name it. All from tossing and turning in my sleep. Doctors all told me I was fine and gave me zyrtec, benedryl, allegra, pretty much every one you can think of. The only thing that helped was prednisone. I had read so much bad stuff about it that I avoided it until I couldnt stand the hives any more. I literally wanted to chop my hands and feet off it was so bad. I went to a dermatologist she gave me more antihistamines- did not work. Then one day I had broken out so bad it looked like I had been attacked by hornets or something I had no prednisone and was searching for relief when I found a bottle of GOLD BOND ULTIMATE- I cant remember if it had shea butter or not but I put it on one arm that had really painfull wheels on it. Miraculously in 20 minutes I kid you not every hive that I had put it on was now only slightly pink and not painful at all. I was amazed as it worked faster than prednisone. I put GOLD BOND ULTIMATE on my whole body for a couple days and I havent had a hive since. FRIGGING MIRACLE I SWEAR. That was the last time I had hives and It was almost 2 years ago. Thats after being tortured to the point of wanting to die for almost 4 years straight. I would not wish this suffering on my worst enemy. I feel so bad for anybody with this. If GOLD BOND ULTIMATE cured me it may also cure you. Really cheap and worth a try. NOTE no other lotion gave me relief as I had tried liquid vitamin E, Green tea, Calamine, I even tried colloidal silver, gold, platinum, about everything you could imagine and nothing worked except GOLD BOND ULTIMATE. I am cured from something that docs said there was no cure for. I called dermatologist told her and she did not even sound interested. I hope this works for all who suffer with this. I also tried changing my diet- fasting- all fruits and veggies- juicing- nothing worked.

January 22nd, 2013 | 1:56 am
joanna:

I met this spell through a friends description and he told me that he help him to get his wife back when another man took her from him and then i decided to try him out and i discover that he is the best and he is very powerful and just yesterday my husband whom i thought will never come back to me came and said to me that he was sorry for leaving me. i now so happy that my desire have been fulfilled. thank to the Dr.Wala of the wildernessofspirit@gmail.com he is so powerful.

March 2nd, 2013 | 9:44 am
Billy:

I only get hives seasonally, like during the change from Winter to Spring, or, more usually, Spring to Summer. The weird thing is they don’t occur every year. I have them this week and finally got some OTC antihistamine.

March 8th, 2013 | 11:26 am
Judy:

Amen to the frustration and itchy pain of hives, I have been breaking out for 3 months. At first it was only 1 or 2 times a week and benedryl controlled them. Now they are chronic, I have had the flu and a tooth abscess which of course, infection can make them worse. My allergy testing was all negative, they keep trying different meds, I just started Allegra in the morning, and Zytec at night, along with a new prescription of doxepin 10mg. to start, as it fights hives. Night time is always the worse, it is winter and I have to be under covers at night and I know the heat makes everything twice as bad……..I pray a lot, and trusting the Lord to heal me up…..

March 26th, 2013 | 8:11 am
Leanne:

Not sure if this will help anyone. Three years ago a had a bad tooth that needed to be taken out. I was in a lot of pain off and on for about 6 months with the tooth. My hives started during month one of my tooth hurting. 1 1/2 – 2 days after tooth was pulled I have never had a hive again. Assuming the infection in my tooth caused the hives. I have another sore tooth right now and the hives have returned once again. Will be having the tooth looked at next week. Will write again to update. I have not heard of anyone getting hives due to a tooth related problem by I guess babies get fevers and rashes when they r teething so maybe not so crazy.

April 15th, 2013 | 3:24 pm
tom:

My is Tom Brown
i want to tell the world about a great man called Dr Odumdu for bringing joy into my marriage after 2years of divorce from my wife and my 4kids, i have don everything to bring them back to my life because i love them so much so a friend introduced me to a spell caster last month who did every thing spiritually and bring them back now we are together . You can contact him in the below email address.

Email :landofsolution@gmail.com.
Phone#:+2347053319835

i believe Mr Dr Odumdu is ready to help and is ready to save any body in any kind of situation

July 6th, 2013 | 10:56 pm
Loveth:

My name is loveth.My husband and i have been married for five years now
and we have three kids.I want to use this opportunity to refer every
body to Dr egogo, who help me out in getting my ex lover back, me and my
husband has been in love for long and there was peace in our home until
my husband went to a trip for just 2 weeks, after my husband has come
back from the trip he suddenly change to another thing, i was upset, i
really love him and i did not want any thing to come between me and my
love, even my husband NOW always come home late and sometime he did not
even sleep at home, one morning my friend came to my house and explain
to me how she usually see my husband with different types of girls, i
was confuse to hear that cause i really trust him but i know that this
will happen since he go for a trip, but i still love him, and it come to
a period were my husband drove me out of the house and i did not have
any one to run to then i went to my friend house and stay with her for
six months but my children were still with him but he was treating them
like a slave just because he was in love with another woman, i said no i
must put an end to all this, then i look for help in all corner to make
sure that we are together again but no way, then some one introduce me
to Dr Egogo and she also told me how Dr Egogo help him to bring her love
one back then i said OK let me give a try and i went online with him
after much he told me how the other woman charm my husband with a charm
through food and i said what will i do now, he told me never to worry
that he will help me out really he give me something to do and i did as
he has instructed me and after somedays when i was at home somebody
knock at my door, behold it was my husband when i open the door he
quickly go down on his knee and started begging for forgiveness i have
no choice than to forgive him. If really you love your husband, your
wife, your boyfriend or your girlfriend or you have any problem contact Dr Egogo on:EGOGOSPIRITUALTEMPLE@GMAIL.COM he is
god sent to help people in all over the world, again mail him now on:
EGOGOSPIRITUALTEMPLE@GMAIL.COM

July 23rd, 2013 | 2:26 pm

Okay, I’m no rookie to hives and allergies. I’ve had them since I was in junior high, I’m 44 now. Before many of you flip out, it hasn’t been an annual or life long thing for me. It came along every spring with occasional hives and shortness of breath, due to allergy induced asthma. All of these symptoms were very manageable with prescribed antihistamines.

Throughout my adult life I didn’t want to rely on meds so I rarely took them unless absolutely necessary. Although my allergies came back every year, it didn’t always mean I’d break out in hives. It would occasionally occur if I was extremely active and taking in a lot of pollen. Again, all would go away so long as I took my anti histamine meds.

Most years were not too bad and the most I suffered were itchy eyes and runny nose most of the time.

Fast forward to today, it’s fall and not spring, and it’s come around again only at night. Yes, the anti histamines are working, especially if I’m proactive and take them before a reaction.

The reason I’m on here this morning at 7am, after being up for the last 2.5 hours is because I woke to another breakout and thought I’d search the Web for some online support, only to find more confused people. I took my Claritin D about a half hour ago and things are already starting to clear. I held off as long as I could but things didn’t seem to get better in their own tonight. I’ve gone a couple nights with no reaction to very little reaction, and not taking any pills.

I’m in incredible shape, I’m a trainer, I eat very clean with occasional cheats, nothing is new in my life in the way of linens, soaps, detergents, foods, and I’m not stressed. It occurs if I exercise and don’t exercise. It happens when I drink my veggie juice or not. It happens if I shower before bed or not. Nothing stands out. I’m a very analytical person who has performed the process of elimination of everything. I can’t figure it out.

One thing that I’ve contemplated is that throughout the summer I’ve cracked my Window open at night during the warm evenings. I’ve continued through these cooler fall evenings and I’m guessing the trees and plants are in a growing point, putting out much more in terms of pollen perhaps. But what gets me is that it’s fall not spring. Why are things affecting me greater now and not in spring?

Many things in my life, even if new, are not that new that I wouldn’t have noticed something sooner. I’m baffled and am left with continuing with a nightly regimen of taking a pill every night or with every reaction until this thing goes away. After spending a couple hours online reading everyone’s stories, I’m no closer to understanding the problem than when I woke.

Good luck everyone. I hope you find your peace soon! If I figure it out, I’ll be back to post it for everyone.

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September 30th, 2013 | 7:56 am
Ramsey:

Well all I can say is what I witness and what happen to me also thanks to the doctor would help me out with hiv/aids cure I always think am useless since I have this hiv I was not myself but thanks to the great DR.Kumar would bring me out of the sorrow, one of my friend who was cure by this great doctor introduce me to him am and give me, his email, my friend inform me about the necessary things for the cure because she was also cure by him I was so happy when my friend show me her result I believe on this without know him I believe this man will also help a poor lady like me, will were on the issue on till final the man was free to attend to me I tell he everything how I get the hiv, and the time, and also inform him that it was a friend that introduce me to him the man was so happy my friend stay to his promise, as he also help me and also ask me to do what my friend did well for me I think the good and wideness place to share the good news is internet, and I bring my own here am here to inform you all that will are save with DR.Kumar the only man that I witness he cure hiv/aids this man emails are indiahealthcare14@gmail.com

February 27th, 2014 | 12:28 pm

I have hives for over 3 years and you think you’re frustrated. I’ve eliminated gluten, take PRP spray. They have gotten a lot better been getting acupuncture for the last 2 years, but I still get a few now and then. They come out at night and I wake up with a few. Put ice cube directly on it takes away the sting and itch quickly. I also take Body Pure tablets 2x day…got tested and was allergic to almost everything..now it’s the pollen, getting treated for that..just seeing how’s it going and taking one day at a time…

March 10th, 2014 | 7:06 am
Shechan Caroline:

Hello i am Shechan Caroline am from California I am so happy to let the whole word know how this powerful spell caster saved my marriage. Everything was going down the drain as my husband can not stop cheating on me with other women. It became used to always heating on me. I tried to make him stop, but I couldn’t help the situation, the more I tried, the harder it becomes. At times we will fight and go apart for some months and we will come back again just because of our kids. One day a friend told me about this spell caster who helped her too, his name is Dr.prophet ekpen, she said he uses white magic spells to solve spiritual problems. I decided to give it a try, I contacted him and he told me it will take just 2 to 3 days and I will see great changes in my husband. He actually cast a spell, believe me after 2 to 3 days of the spell, my husband was confessing different names of woman he has slept with. He begged for forgiveness and never to try it again. From that day till now, my mind is at rest. My husband dislike every other women on earth except me. And am so happy to have him for myself alone. The spell caster’s contact is prophetekpen@gmail.com

July 15th, 2014 | 4:09 pm
Susan:

My name is Susan i want to use this opportunity to thank my great doctor who really made my life a pleasurable one today. This great man Dr.charles brought my husband back to me, i had three lovely kids for my husband, about four years ago i and my husband has been into one quarrel or the other until he finally left me for one lady. i felt my life was over and my kids thought they would never see their father again. i tried to be strong just for the kids but i could not control the pains that torments my heart, my heart was filled with sorrows and pains because i was really in love with my husband. Every day and night i think of him and always wish he would com back to me, until one day i met a good friend of mine that was also in a situation like me but her problem was her ex-boyfriend who she had an unwanted pregnancy for and he refused to take responsibility and dumped her. she told me that mine was a small case and that i should not worry about it at all, so i asked her what was the solution to my problems and she gave me this great man email address. i was doubting if this man was the solution, so i contacted this great man and he told me what to do and i deed them all, he told me to wait for just two day and that my husband will come crawling on his kneels just for forgiveness so i faithfully deed what this great man asked me to do and for sure after two days i heard a knock on the door, in a great surprise i saw him on his kneels and i was speechless, when he saw me, all he did was crying and asking me for forgiveness, from that day, all the pains and sorrows in my heart flew away,since then i and my husband and our lovely kids are happy.that’s why i want to say a big thank you to Dr.leschar spiritual temple. This great man made me to understand that there is no problem on earth that has no solution so please if you know that you have this same problem or any problem that is similar such as Love, Money, Power, Success, Sickness, Pregnancy, Hiv Cure,Marriage, Job, Protection, Lottery, Court Case, Luck and contracts, i will advise you to come straight to this great man. you can email him at: hivspelltrmple@gmail.com

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