Hives? And itchy throat? What should I do?
Topic: Hives? And itchy throat? What should I do?
July 18, 2019 / By Acer Question:
Lately I have been getting bumps on my arms, almost like a mosquito bite when it swells but I believe they might be hives. There are only about 5 on my left arm and one on my hand. They shrink then swell up itching like crazy. When they swell and itch my throat also begins to itch. I haven't changed anything in my diet. This has been happening about twice a day for two weeks now. What could it be and what can I do to help?
Best Answers: Hives? And itchy throat? What should I do?
Sophie | 4 days ago
The following works for sinus, cold, running nose, sore throat and strep throat, when the throat is hurting and lot of other conditions.
The most visible thing about sinus is swelling. In case of cold, sore throat, strep throat also swelling is there but to some less extent then it is visible in sinus.
Sinus, cold and sore throat usually happen in the following situations -
- Change of season, drinking lot of water after exercises, when u get up in the morning, after swimming, after having first sex, kissing, first time smoking etc.
The reason - The body has limited capacity to store water in places other hen cells and in blood systems. When we suddenly drink lot of water, that must be stored in the cells within a short period. If that does not happen the body tries to lose water through frequent urination, running nose, cough etc. This excess water is stored in layers of skin or muscles. This stored water outside cells reduces the cell metabolism drastically. That also causes the immune system to be done causing the bacteria growth. That does not need antibiotics. All it needs is reabsorption of that water in cells or blood system. That is possible only by reducing the water intake temporarily.
During winters the cells of our body stores less water. This is evident from frequent loss of water from body throuhurination. Normally.
Another thing that needs explanation is - why does sore throat happens in the morning often. The cellular metabolism is at 5 to 10% during sleep. So the excess water stored between layers of skin and muscles causes the metabolism to fall below the minimum threshold limit. That reduces the immune capacity of the body drastically.
The same thing happens after swimming the body is heated up and cooled at the same time. It a person allows sweating after a swimming session and does not drink water or does not take a shower in cold water sore throat may not happen.
After having first sex, kissing, first time smoking people tend to either overeat, drink lot of water and sleep immediately so sinus or sore throat happens.
The easier way out is to allow body to sweat for 1 or 2 hour by increasing the body temperature but not drinking water or other fluids for may be 1 hour after that. But since cell metabolism is low during this period of cold and sinus, a person will seem to be excessively thirsty even after a short session of small exercise. Thru cell metabolism the water is transferred to blood system. If that happens at a rate slower then required rate the cells may overheat causing excessive thirst.
The other easy way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours. This helps in lot of other ailments. One can do it when one is indoors. It improves the immune system. It ensures that body's control systems work properly.
In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.
Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.
During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.
The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.
The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.
That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.
So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.
So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The benefits of drinking lot of water is over hyped. So when winter starts to set in, people still force drink more water. Same thing happens when summer is setting in. As soon as summer comfort is there on increases the water intake drastically. But the cells of the body still does not need that excess supply of water.
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Originally Answered: I have hives and I don't know what to do?
Hives are caused by allergic reaction to chemicals in certain food, medicine, infection, insect bites or even stress.
You need to see what's the cause,so it can be well treated.
Watch what you eat or take and go on a light diet like toast some tea, do not eat something heavy.
The hives are the toxins that are coming out through your skin and your body struggles with them because you have low immunity.
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Originally Answered: Chronic hives 24/7 for 10 months?
The cause of chronic hives is usually unknown and the treatments are also usually trial and error. Most people in this situation have the same experience as you where none of the treatments work very well. If you had a thyroid problem or an autoimmune problem, there would probably have been indications in the blood test that you already had, and if you had a thyroid or a separate autoimmune problem that is causing the hives, you would likely also have other symptoms. Still, blood tests can look at a list of various antibodies that might shed some light on the problem.
You have pretty much tried all the conventional medications. There are some other classes of drugs that are used experimentally, but they have a low probability of working while having a high probability of causing some serious side effects.
Occasional causes of chronic hives include celiac disease and dietary causes but these are unusual circumstances. Doc have looked into systemic reactions to fungal infections as a possible cause and more or less ruled this out as a possibility. For the most part, all you can do is eliminate foods that are high in histamine and cut gluten out of your diet to see what happens.
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