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Old 04-25-2012, 02:14 PM
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I am covered in hives today. I started getting itchy yesterday, but today is way past itchy. Arms, legs, even palms, soles of my feet, and lips are swollen! I'm fairly certain this is in reaction to whatever bit me (thinking spider) the other day, and the toxins are finally to my lymph nodes, IDK, but it's all I can come up with ATM.

Last time this happened I ended up at the ER with a needle jabbed into each butt cheek (nice picture huh? LOL) I would like very much to avoid this. I am taking Benadryl gel caps which is helping keep the itching to a minimum. Any other suggestions? Home remedies you've tried and know works?

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:21 PM
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Soak in a tub with epsom salts usually helps. DRINK TONS OF WATER.

Grape juice will help detox your blood.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:21 PM
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I sometimes break out in hives randomly... usually after a shower or a bath... I have an anti-itch cream I buy at Target. It doesn't get rid of the hives but it DOES make it stop itching. You have to be careful though and buy one without Benadryl in it, because there are topical Benadryl creams too and you can't use a topical AND take it orally!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:30 PM
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OK, cool.........I know we have some epsom salts, don't think I have any grape juice....how about wine? LOL

I have benadryl cream as well as the pills, I didn't even think of absorbtion! Thanks for that Beanie.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:37 PM
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the aveeno baths from walmart help I use these for my kids anytime they get into something
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:03 PM
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When I got the hives, the doctor told me to soak in an oatmeal bath.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:53 PM
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Yeah, a third vote for the oatmeal bath! I hate hives, so you have my heartfelt sympathy.
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Awww....hope something helps. That's got to be miserable. Get well vibes headed your way.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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I definitely didn't feel like trying to put shoes on my hivey feet and go to the store so I soaked in epsom salt and feel a little better.

I don't know why in the world I've never thought of making my own oatmeal bath! I have everything you could want right here.......even lavender plants, lemon balm plants, mint leaves, and an assortment of essential oils! *facepalm*

I am so mixing up some bath soaks tomorrow! I'm putting these hives on notice to vacate! LOL
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Do you have a physical spot where you know you got bitten just do not know by what? Keep a serious eye on the bite. Even in Ontario where we have few nasty spiders I've seen some pretty ugly spider bites. Unless the allergic reaction gets worse and starts to compromise breathing at all, even just throat feeling funny like the I'm about to get sick tickle take yourself into ER, walk in clinic, etc.. Otherwise keep up the advise here. If you want a no mess oatmeal bath put the oatmeal in an old stocking and tie a knot in it. Benefits of oatmeal without the nasty mess to clean up.
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