Hives - Causes

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Published: August 24

Vegemite causes me to develop hives. I stopped eating it and no more hives. For people constantly getting hives suggest food allergy tests. Common food causing hives in some people are oranges, strawberries, nuts, shellfish, and Vegemite..

Published: September 15

I have been getting hives for 8 or 9 years. I had allergy tests run twice with no obvious reactions. I use antihistamines daily, though this doesn't prevent them. Taking more and different types helps and eventually they subside. I have learned to drink tons of water when they start, to keep enough blood circulating but sometimes the hives have drawn too much fluid from my system and my hands and feet go cold and I start shivering uncontrollably. My heartrate doubles (or more) and has caused damage to it. I'm looking into Joe Cross' solution now..