My itchy hives have gone from severe to mild. So was it the cat or the house?

It might be both or neither…I would wait and see if it remains mild.

Okay so I’m still trying to determine my cause and I need your input. I have had ridiculously itchy hives since 3/2019. Have been to all the specialist doctors to try to figure it out and we know how that goes. No better. As of two weeks ago I had to move out of my house due to renovations and give my cat away. My itchy hives have gone from severe to mild. So was it the cat or the house?


Discussion


Sarah Koehl
It might be both or neither…I would wait and see if it remains mild.

Elizabeth Weir Atkinson
i agree. However I have had no relief until just 2-3 weeks ago when it went from severe hives to mild for almost 3 weeks. The meds, doctors, etc… have not helped in an entire year. But now I have no house and no cat and now feeling great for the first time in an insanely miserable itchy year. I really miss my kitty cat tho 😢

Kathy O’Connell
Was there mold in your house?

Elizabeth Weir Atkinson
idk not sure how to figure that out

Barbara Hanna
Elizabeth Weir Atkinson if it is humid a lot where you live it is more likely. Perhaps black around the edges of windows. My son was very allergic to mold.

Kathy O’Connell
Elizabeth Weir Atkinson, what renovations are you having done on your house? Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements are often sources of mold. We found it when we were remodeling my bathroom.

Elizabeth Weir Atkinson
Kathy O’Connell we live in Florida so no basement but lots of humidity and pollen. I usually keep my windows closed and air conditioning on. We don’t have much visible mold. I clean it if I see it.

Kevin Barnes
I believe it’s mostly what we eat. Could be other factors also…

Elizabeth Weir Atkinson
I have been watching my diet since December-Jacksonville FB but couldn’t tell if it was helping. I have had no relief until just this March 2020 about 2-3 weeks ago. How long for diet to work?

Stella Brockman
It probly not the diet then

Frankie Sinclair
Great news! Keep us posted on whether it lasts! It might be worth getting an allergy test for cat dander once C-19 is it of the way.

Barbara Hanna
Probably the cat.

Carrie Hill
This is interesting because I think mine is from the mold in my house. I’ve seen and cleaned it for the past couple of years.

Elizabeth Weir Atkinson
Has anyone else discovered it was their cat causing their itching?

Brooke King
Elizabeth Weir Atkinson I separated my dog and cat, cat bit me then hives started…

Brooke King
Did you have an injury/bite/trauma prior to hives?

Kathy O’Connell
Brooke King, I did! I got cellulitis in a tic bite before my hives. I tested negative for Lyme, but took 10 days of doxycycline. Are bites or trauma known to cause hives?

Brooke King
Kathy O’Connell not that I know of, but I’ve been in the medical field since 99 and find coincidences in health not coincidental. To me it seems like there’s a lot of people who have bites, traumas,injuries or something that happened to them before the onset of hives.

Brooke King
16 people relied “yes”that they had an injury/trauma prior to hives. I’m sure the number is much greater than that. (I made a post asking)

Kathy O’Connell
Brooke King, my Dad got angioedema from the stress of playing video games back in the days of Frogger! Lol! He used to go to the emergency room with his lips so swollen.

Brooke King
Kathy O’Connell interesting

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