Chronic Urticaria Skin Rash
by Fran Talbot
I have, for the past 8 months, suffered from hives chronically. My skin was blotched and worse at night. I tried giving up all makeup and had all the tests - thyroid/bloods/xrays/etc. I was prescribed anti-malarial medication, plus anti depressants, plus phenergan, plus anti histamines, and began feeling like a zombie. So I went off everything and looked at my diet. I found that foods high in salycilates like tomatoes/strawberries/coffee, etc., seemed to aggravate it all. Finally I took medication for worms as I had been travelling in India and Mongolia.
I am finally hives free so who knows, maybe it all worked or maybe it just hived itself out, but the thought of it being there forever was unbearable.
So try one thing at a time. I just got sick of looking awful and not being able to use perfumes, etc. I also began to feel like a real hypochondriac. I also thought it might be the wattles and gum trees in northern Australia where I live. I became completely neurotic and wore a mask outside too.
So food elimination and worm tablets convinced me. You do have to have a bland diet for a week or so to ensure it works, like eggs/bananas/pears/leeks/no wine/pumpkin....