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Timothy C.

Today is April 15th, 2014. I have been dealing with Hives since Mid January of 2014. I have tried many things over the past couple of months to keep this stuff under control. I have read some of the hives conditions on this site and a lot seem to be worse than what I have dealt with especially the ones dealing with it on their eyes, mouth, etc.

My haves usually start on my right or left thigh. Then they will spread across my stomach on the days they get bad and then to the inside of both arms on the inside of my biceps. Never had it spread below my knees or to my neck or head, or to any part of my backside. Just my left and right thighs, left and right biceps, and across my stomach.

Today is Tuesday. On Sunday, I didn't experience any hives at all. Yesterday (Monday), Only 3 little hives bumps that was made short work of. Tuesday (Today), I have only had one small hives bump. Before that. By the time I would wake up I would have at least 6 or 7 hives on me. I take some allergy pills before I go to sleep but would still have the hives when I woke up on either thigh.

A little back story before I get started on what I have done to find relief so far. I am very fair skinned on the portions I get hives. On my thighs, inside of my biceps, and stomach I am as white as a ghost. I have worked out in the sun a good portion of my life, but still I am not the ideal person to have out in the sun as I do develop heat bumps easily. So with these hives and there hasn't been many warm days from January when I got this stuff until now, but the couple of warm days there was. I did break out worse than I normally would.

However, Sunday was a fairly warm 82 degree day here in Georgia. I stayed outside all day long and didn't develop the first hive. I mowed my whole lawn. Which I keep roughly an acre cut. So needless to say I was outside all day.

As for what I have been doing. Now I have really only been doing this a couple of days. Starting Friday, I bought a jar of capers. Capers are found in either usually the ethnic foods section or at any big name retailer next to the Olives. The reason I chose Capers is that I was reading about Apples being good for hives due to the amount of Quercetin in them. So I did some research and found a page on wikipedia that showed the things with the most Quercetin in them. Apples only had 4 mg per edible portion. Capers (Raw) have 234 mg per edible portion, and Capers (canned) have 173 mg per edible portion. I normally take 8 to 10 out at a time and eat them all together. Really small seed like pellets. For a 3.5 FL Oz Jar. I paid $2.39 (US Currency). They have kind of have in between a jalapeno flavor (though not spicy at all) and pickle flavor to them for those wondering. Anyways, I am glad to have made this discovery, because I haven't seen anywhere were people have been eating capers to take out hives. So far since I have started taking them. Not only have my hives been smaller and infrequent. I have also felt better physically. I feel for the first time that I might not only be able to control them, but I may also be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with this. Which for anyone with hives knows that is a feeling that would just be great.

Now when I see a hives sore pop up. I do not do the conventional things I see on here like Aloe, I tried Calamine Lotion (didn't do much for me), I have some anti-itch lotion it didn't really do anything either. What I have been using and it seems like it stops the hives from spreading on the skin and that is Betadine. Which is an Iodine based first aid antiseptic. It's usually the brown stuff they rub on wounds and cuts at the hospital. You can ask any place that has a pharmacy. To get you some Betadine (pronounced Bet-A-Dine)and they will show you where it is at. I have an 8 FL Oz Bottle I bought a year or so ago when our cats got attacked by dogs and left them with some very nasty wounds and we thought they were going to die. We kept pouring Betadine on their wounds every day for a week and they healed up and the cats lived. So I began thinking if it was potent enough to kill the bacteria in deep open wounds. It would be powerful enough to put on these hives, and it does keep them in check. I have been using it for a little while and I think that is why my hives aren't as bad as some people's because it does seem to help them from multiplying.

I have also began taking Vitamin C Pills as of Friday. 1,000 MG. Once a day as per the instructions on the bottle. I have seen were people take more than 1,000 miligrams, but I looked it up and they can cause kidney stones if you take too much Vitamin C, so I pace myself at 1,000 MG a day. I take them the first time I have a meal, because it is best to take Vitamin C pills with a meal. I have noticed since taking them that it has turned my urine a very golden yellow color so I hope that it is killing some of the infection that is causing the hives.

Then lastly, before I go to bed. I take 2 allergy pills. I have the drowsy kind so I take them right before I go to bed because I don't want to be drowsy when I am driving during the day or doing other tasks.

So a recap:

Buy A Jar Of Capers or get them Raw. I bought canned. I take 8 to 10 of them a day all at once, because of the high levels of Quercetin they have in them. Quercetin is good at taking care of The Mast Cells that cause hives. I bought a jar of them at Kroger. Kroger's off-brand. I think it is named Private Select for $2.39 for a 3.5 FL Oz Jar.

Rub Betadine on your Hives. I don't know any medical basis behind it but it always seems to work for me. I have the off brand Wal-Mart brand Equate and it says on the Bottle 'First Aid Antiseptic'. It is a brown color just like iodine and it seeps into the skin and has very powerful anti-viral and bacteria killing properties. Don't quote me on this as I bought it a year ago, but for a 8 FL bottle. I think I paid $7.98 for a bottle of it from Wal-Mart. It'll do you for a while. Just put enough of it on your hives to cover them.

Take 1,000 MG of Vitamin C Pills. I take them during the earliest time of the day I have a meal. I don't take more than 1 1,000 MG pill because I don't want to get kidney stones from having too much Vitamin C. The brand of Vitamin C pills I take is Spring Valley. I bought 100 of them (1,000 MG) for $4.98 (United States Dollars) at Wal-Mart.

Then I take Equate brand (which is Wal-Mart's off brand) Allergy Pills. You get 100 of them for $4.98 in United States Dollars from Wal-Mart. If you take the regular allergy pills the ones that make you drowsy. ONLY TAKE 2 A DAY. AS THEY CONTAIN THE SAME STUFF THAT THEY PUT IN SLEEPING PILLS WHICH MEANS IT SLOWS YOUR HEART DOWN. I always take mine at night before going to bed.

These things together I have been doing since Friday. So far with very good results. I currently have one very small hive on my hip today that is not itching or causing me any trouble except a small red blotch of skin. When I say small I am talking about less than the size of a plain M & M. These things I have mentioned have helped me out. Sorry for the long windedness of my post, but I wanted to be as thorough as I could possibly be. For anyone who has hives. I pray that what I have written here today helps you as it has helped me. All I know to do is write down the things that have helped me. Your body may be completely different, but I have had success with the things I have mentioned or else I wouldn't have wasted my time typing up this post.

Since I am not allowed to post weblinks in my post. You can go to your Google Toolbar and type in 'Foods with Quercetin' without the quotations, and the second link should be a wikipedia link that says 'Quercetin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia' Then you can see the list of Quercetin rich foods and you will see why I chose to go with Capers. though there might be something on that list that you have more of an abundance for or that is easier for you to obtain on that list than Capers.

I hope what I have typed here today can help someone. I know everyone's bodies are different, but if what I have typed here today can help one person who is dealing with hives like I have been. Then it will have been all worth it. Thank You and Have A Blessed Day!

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Thx Timthy, i have been suffering hives since the end of Junuary. I m on cortisone now it is the only thing that really worked. I will try to follow your steps and see if it can help me reduce the hives i have. Thx again for the time you give to someone really suffering.

Timothy C

I wanted to do an Update on my previous post.

I switched out my drowsy allergy pills which contain contain Diphenhydramine HCI 25 MG for some Non Drowsy Kirkland Signature Allergy Pills (Which is Costco's Off-Brand) which are Loratadine 10 mg. I used to take the drowsy pills twice a day before bed. I take the non-drowsy Loratine Based Pills Once A Day as the bottle directs to. I bought The Kirkland Signature Non-Drowsy Allergy Pills on Ebay for $17.00, but you get 365 pills. So that will do you 1 full year. It's the same thing they put in Claritin D.

I switched out the Capers which were doing well because they had Quercetin in them for Quercetin Pills which you can also buy on Ebay. I bought 100 / 500 MG capsules for $10.00 on Ebay. I like the knowing for sure that I am getting 500 MG a day of Quercetin which is why I switched to the pills.

Then I take 1000 MG of Vitamin C from Spring Valley. This hasn't changed from what I did earlier. I got 250, 1,000 MG tablets for $10.00. I only take one a day.

365 non-drowsy allergy pills which I got off EBay will do me a year for $17

250 Vitamin C Pills will do me for 3/4ths of a year for $10.00

100 Quercetin Pills will do for a good many months for $10.00

I want to mention something here as well. My brother went to the Walk In Clinic to see his doctor for a bad cold. One of the things the Doctor Prescribed him was 875 MG of Amoxicillin. He got 20 pills. He only used 12, and since he saw that I had been breaking out with these hives some. He offered them to me. I took the Amoxicillin every 12 hours for (4 days). Every since I took the Amoxicillin 875 mg and continue to do the things I do above (Quercetin, Non-Drowsy Allergy Pills, and Vitamin C). I have not seen hide or hair of my Hives going on a week and a half now. I even ate some Chocolate that I am pretty sure used to trigger them, and drank some Cherry Coke that would normally break me out, and neither one of them caused any hives to come up on me.

Be careful if you go the Amoxicillin route though. You have to make sure you aren't allergic to Amoxicillin because one of the side effects is Hives, and the kind of hives they produce can't be calmed down with allergy pills. So be very, extra, careful that you aren't allergic to Amoxicillin before you take it or request it. I have been off the Amoxcillin since Sunday and today is Friday which is 5 days, and still haven't had a reoccurance, but I still take my Quercetin, Vitamin C Pills, and Non Drowsy Allergy Pills to make sure.

I have a theory on this, but this is merely an opinion and not intended to be a medical diagnosis or anything like that. So now that the disclaimer is out of the way.

Hives occur when you have a leak in your blood vessels which causes histamines to be produced which is why you have to take allergy pills or anti-histamines. When the effect of the allergy pills wear off. You break back out in hives because they aren't stopping your body from producing the histamines. Now the way it is looking for me is that I had some sort of bacterial infection causing the hives. I took the Amoxicillin and it fought off the bacteria that kept opening my veins up that produced the Antihistimine. Then I continued to take the Vitamin C which it even says on the bottle is important for the structure of blood vessels and immune health. I believe that the bacteria before I took the Amoxicillin would open the veins back up and keep making them produce the histamine.

By taking The Vitamin C while I was taking The Amoxicillin. I believe while the Amoxicillin was fighting the bacteria that I had that was causing the hives. That the Vitamin C was rebuilding my blood vessels and making them not bust open and release the histamine that caused hives. Then I continued to take the allergy pills to make sure it wouldn't release the histamine, and the Quercetin to kill any of the rogue Mast Cells that Hives thrive on to reproduce and attack. Like I said this is a theory and not a medical diagnosis, but I firmly believe it.

So a recap of the new updates

Non-Drowsy Anti-Histamines (10 MG Loratadine)which are Anti-histamines just like the drowsy Diphenhydramine 25 MG that I had been taking 2 a day of that was making me sleepy.

Quercetin Pills (500 MG)which replaces Capers which also have Quercetin in them. Capers have about 220 or so MG per a serving so taking the pill form at 500 MG. I feel like I am doubling up on it at a little cheaper price than the capers.

Vitamin C Pills (1,000 MG)- This is unchanged from last time.

I Take 1 each everyday. As it says on the bottle for each one of them.

I also took The Amoxicillin 875 MG. 8 pills, every 12 hours which was for 4 days. Like I said about the Amoxicillin be very careful about it. If you are allergic to it. It will be worse than hives so before you start taking them. Check your allergy history towards it.

I haven't had any hives pop up in a week and a half now. Used to every morning on my right thigh I would have 3 or 4 greeting me when I woke up. So I am definitely pleased that I have contained mine, and I would also like to add what has worked for me. May or may not work for you, but all I know is I had been dealing with them since January and this is what has worked for me. I have also been outside on a couple of pretty long days and haven't had any break outs which a lot of people said it was the worst time to have them is being out in the sun made them spread.

What I have typed here today is just like my previous remedy, but a little more potent and stronger and the allergy pills being non-drowsy help me function better doing yard work and other tasks I have to do.

I just thought I would give everyone a report on my progress while dealing with this awful stuff. I hope anything that I posted here can help someone suffering from hives. If it did then it is well worth my time. I tried to be as through as possible again. Thank You and Have a Blessed Day.

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