Candida and Hives

Posted by on July 7, 2014 at 10:14 am.

It seems that candida has been on it’s “last legs” for quite some time. The majority of the  symptoms have diminished; constipation and awakening earlier than my normal time. I’m usually awake between 3:30 and 4:00 a.m. I will say that other symptoms (from candida die-off) have reared it’s annoying head.

Because some of the things I’m going to write about might be a bit TMI (too much information) for some, I’ll insert a “More” tag and pick up the discussion after the break, ok?

One of the not so lovely things I’ve experienced with candida has been the amount of mucous that has been expelled when I urinate or have a bowel movement.  In fact, sometimes it is very clear and thick. It reminds me of the mucous that comes out with a bad cold. Yeah, gross right? But let’s think of it in a positive light. Better out than in, right?

From my research, this is actually a good thing and it shows that it’s “candida die off”. Another not so lovely symptom has been the amount of itching that occurs when I forget to do an enema and even with those enemas I have been getting itchy and have had bumps in my pubic region. It can appear in other areas of your body, but it decided to settle there for me, lovely right? Yes, another symptom of candida being expelled from the body. Uhm, yippee?

HivesHowever I didn’t associate it with hives until this past weekend. Something told me to do a search for “candida and hives” and boy did I hit the motherlode. It appears that others were having the same issues with myself and the great thing was people were listing remedies that had been helpful.

What are hives?

Hives, also called wheals and urticaria, are swollen red patches on the skin. If you have dark complexion, you might not see the redness, just the swelling. They are caused by a histamine reaction, and are usually accompanied by itching, and sometimes by a burning sensation, flushing and wheezing.

Symptoms of Hives

  • Raised, swollen bumps
  • Several patches in circulate or ring shape.
  • Pink, red, or white in color with the central area paler than the outer portions
  • About 1 inch to more than several inches in diameter
  • Intense itching

I already have been juicing, and occasionally applying a mixture of tea tree, and lavender to the affected areas. But from the research I did, I knew I should be doing this daily. For good measure, I also added neem. My goodness, what a difference did that make. I will say the itching has subsided a lot and the wheals and bumps from the hives are diminishing.

Saunas also seem to be very helpful and I’ve been making an effort to include them (or hot water soaks) into my daily routine. So although I had a nasty Hive outbreak on Friday, I was able to bring it under control fairly quickly. Later this week, I’ll post some of the recipes that I’ve found to be extremely helpful.

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