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Can eating a high-protein diet give you hives?
(October 14, 2011)

High protein foods like dairy products, tree nuts and shellfish can commonly cause hives in many cases. Many people are allergic or hypersensitive to the proteins which are found in cow’s milk in particular and this can be one of the causes of hives while following a high protein diet. Similarly tree nuts are also a common cause of allergy which can in turn cause hives in many people. The proteins from tree nuts when ingested by an allergic person can be attacked by the immune system causing a release of chemicals and antibodies which in turn can cause skin reactions like hives. Tree nut proteins can be found in food products like lunch meats, cereals and even candies and can be a common cause of hives.

Shellfish should never be included in a high protein diet especially for people who have an allergy as they can easily cause hives in such people.
Submitted by N on October 14, 2011 at 06:45


Is elimination diet for hives effective?

An Elimination diet for urticaria or hives is a very common diagnostic tool. This elimination diet for hives can be helpful is diagnosing just which foods you are allergic to and will help in treatment as well. This diet consists of a list of foods, herbs, spices, and condiments that do not generally cause allergic reactions. The diet will not limit portion size or calorie intake. You will have to follow this diet plan for a week or so in order to ensure that you are not allergic to any of these foods. After this, a new food is added to your existing diet plan and if you do not suffer from an allergic reaction, this food is considered to be safe. Thus a new type of food is included in your diet at regular intervals, until the allergen is identified. Food made from soybean, shellfish, dairy products and peanut products are most likely to be on the list of possible allergens. This elimination diet for hives is considered to be one of the most effective methods of identifying the root cause of a reaction. However, it is extremely dangerous to use this method without medical supervision as a severe allergic reaction can have serious repercussions and can even be fatal.

How detox diet benefits in hives treatment?

There are many ways to cure hives or urticaria as it is known in medical terms. Some doctors recommend medicines, others, an elimination diet and some people simply resort to remedies for urticaria like a detox diet. How exactly does a detox diet for hives work? It is important to remember that a detox diet is simply a diet that helps to reduce toxins in the body. Detoxification removes toxins from the body through excretion. This is done by the various organs such as the skin, kidneys, liver and so on. Over a period of time, the colon gets overloaded with toxins – this is due to the absorption of environmental toxins and due to the unhealthy food we eat. Toxins are harmful for the body and can cause many problems like bad breath, acne, irritability, and hives and so on. One way of getting rid of hives is by following a detox diet for it. A detox diet for urticaria helps the body to get rid of toxins. There are various detox diets you can follow. One detox diet for hives that you can try is the Cayenne Pepper detox diet. Another detox diet for hives is the Lemonade Detox diet.

Is green tea good for hives?

Hives are a skin infection that can be caused by chemicals, certain foods, the sun, allergies, stress, and so on. There are many natural remedies for hives and drinking green tea is one of them. Green tea for hives helps because it has an antihistamine effect on the skin. Green tea for hives helps to soothe your skin because of the above mentioned reason and so it can be used topically too. Green tea also has anti inflammatory properties and so applying it to your skin can help to soothe swelling and reduce your discomfort.

Here’s how to make green tea for hives treatment:

  • Simply boil a pot of water and add about 5-10 tea bags of green tea. This must steep for about five minutes.
  • You can drink the tea after this and mix the leaves with a natural poultice and apply it to your skin.
  • You can also take a bath in green tea to soothe your hives.

The key to doing this is to remember that you must use two tea bags for every gallon of water in your bath. You can also moisten a green tea bag and apply it directly on the affected areas. The tannin in the tea helps to reduce the itching. Nettle tea for hives is another home remedy you can try out. Add some lemon or honey to this tea before drinking it.

What foods to avoid for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria is a case of hives that lasts for a period of more than six weeks and occurs frequently as well. Hives are itchy red bumps that appear on various parts of one’s body. The exact cause of hives has not been determined but it could be due to eating a particular food. One way of treating chronic is by following an elimination diet. Such a diet will include foods not to eat to avoid chronic urticaria. Chronic hives food allergies are most often put down to foods such as peanuts or dairy products or soybean products. However, you should make a list of all the foods you need to avoid in order to prevent hives. This list could include fish, eggs, buttermilk, processed meats, chocolate, peanuts, artificial food colorings and so on. You may be surprised that many fruits and vegetables also make it into the list of foods not to eat to avoid chronic urticaria. Research has shown that the main culprits behind the urticaria are most probably the foods that we enjoy the most. Studies have also shown that once people follow a strict diet plan, they suffer from fewer allergic reactions. Remember that food triggers are different for each person and can only be determined over a period of time.
Submitted by N on October 12, 2011 at 05:16


Hives Symptoms and Treatment: Hives are a type of skin rash that is represented by red, inflamed bumps on the skin surface. These bumps are extremely itchy and may be sensitive to touch. Scratching hives bumps may result in further reddening and possibly bleeding due to excessive scratching. The term hives covers a few different skin conditions that produce similar symptoms. These symptoms can be caused by different triggers. Some cases of hives are reported as auto-immune conditions. In such cases, the hives are a result of an allergic reaction to some substance that has either been ingested or has come into contact with the skin. In other cases, hives may be caused by viral infections or by a condition that has not yet been understood or diagnosed. Treating hives involves avoiding foods that may be responsible for the outbreak. If the condition is chronic, then along with medical tests, one should also look for an underlying cause of the outbreak.

Food Allergy Hives: A food allergy is one that occurs when the ingestion of a particular food or food type causes allergic reactions to occur. The reaction occurs as a result of the body’s reaction to a specific chemical or substance in the food item. If the allergic reaction is mild then the reaction may even go unnoticed or may be passed off as digestive distress because it is unlikely to present any obvious and visible food allergy symptoms. Allergies that are more severe are likely to bring about reactions that can be life threatening such as respiratory failure due to blockage of the throat. Most serious food allergies result in an outbreak of rashes on the body. It is possible for hives to occur as a result of a food allergy. Food allergies are caused when the body reacts to a protein that is present in the food that is being consumed. Any protein that the body perceives as dangerous to it will be treated so and may result in an allergic reaction.
A high protein diet can cause an allergic reaction to occur. This will happen when a person has a mild and previously unnoticed allergy to a particular protein that is being regularly consumed. If the quantity of this protein is increased it may cause an allergic reaction which may result in hives. It is advisable to visit the doctor at the onset of hives in order to determine the severity of the case.
Submitted by R B on July 8, 2010 at 02:01


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