I have been suffering from chronic urticaria for 6 months and
swollen lips (angioedema).
Tested for everything: allergies, infection, thyroid, all was ok.
After tons or lab testing, stool tests revealed intestine parasites.
I have done extensive research on whats going on as well as alternative
medicine for treatment (because I dont like taking classic drugs).
Before you keep reading much further, make sure you get 3 day stool tests on
non consecutive days looking for protozoa parasites. Mine revealed: Entamoeba
coli, Endolimax nana, Iodamoeba butschlii, Giardia lamblia, Blastocystis
hominis, and Trichomonas hominis.
If you are clear, then my story is of no relevance to your case.
These parasites are supposed to be harmless and in many cases
our immune system is capable of getting rid of them. In my case I think stress
brought my immune system down and I couldnt fight them correctly so they sat
there in my intestines and started colonizing.
My understanding is that they do not directly cause the
urticaria. What happens is that the parasites stick to the walls of the
intestine and make them more fragile (or permeable). By weakening these walls,
the “decomposed” food (which is actually toxines) that travels through the
intestine “leaks” out of the intestine (leaky gut). When our immune system
detects these toxins (that shouldnt be there), it starts attacking them with
the defense mechanism of urticaria because it “erroneously” thinks that they
are an invader.
Removing the parasites and rebuilding the intestine walls should
also remove the urticaria. I have just started the treatment for this and will
share with you all how things progress. But so far, so good. I wanted to share
with you as soon as I could so you could benefit from my endless hours or
3. Follow treatment. My doctor prescribed Flagyl (Metronidazole)
which is an antibiotic. My readings tell me that its pretty strong on the body
and that in many cases giardia will return (so not totally killed?). Since Im
no fan of antibiotics I looked for natural treatments of Giardiadisis. This is
an EXCELLENT reading about it: http://www.altmedrev.com/archive/publications/8/2/129.pdf
I started the natural parasite cleanse couple days ago. It may
take a bit longer? (who cares after 6 months already) But I believe its less
intrusive. I will give it a try and if it doesnt get rid of the parasites, I
will try something else. After two days of natural treatment, hives still came
back today BUT way way less than usual.
Important: I have been taking antihistamines for a month
(levocetirizine 5mg daily) and still will for a few more days, they relief the
urticaria (and some days they dont), but that medication is only to remove the
urticaria as a symptom, but it DOES NOT treat the source problem. Doctors
sometimes fail to explain it. Antihistamines will not cure the underlying
problem causing it, it will “just” remove it.
I am not a doctor and all I am doing here is sharing my own
suffering and understanding of whats going on for me in my own case. Talk to
I really really hope all this helps, happy to share with yall.