Autoimmune Urticaria Diet – What Can I Eat?

Autoimmune Urticaria Diet

As a sufferer of autoimmune urticaria, I have felt the frustration of those who have been told that their conditions are likely not really treatable but that hopefully they will go away in time. For people like me, tired of dealing with itchy hives, seeking a solution is critical considering the fact that the symptoms of autoimmune uticaria are visible to others. This means that you are uncomfortable because of the symptoms of your condition, and the way people look at you because of your condition. For some people, an autoimmune urticaria diet may help alleviate some of the symptoms or reduce the frequency of their itchy red bumps on skin surfaces.

Believe it or not, if you have hives for more than 6 weeks, it’s not likely caused by a food allergy. When we see hives in toddlers, it’s often a quick and easy trip to the doctor’s office to find out that the little one is allergic to peanuts, and all is well. In adults with the chronic form of this condition, intolerance to strawberries or other foods is not often the cause. That doesn’t mean however, that diet can’t play an important role in controlling your autoimmune uticaria.

A good diet to try to control your symptoms combines avoiding trigger foods, and adding more histamine reducing foods. For instance, adding more parsley (a histamine reducer) with stress relieving foods rich in B vitamins such as whole wheat bread and pasta, to your diet could potentially provide some relief. Cherries and blackberries, rich in vitamin C, are other good options to add to your hive control diet. Olive oil and eggs, and other foods that provide vitamin E, can help stave off bacteria and viruses that can trigger and cause hives. Avoiding foods that can create symptoms is almost as important as what you are eating. Staying away from histamine releasing foods can help reduce your symptoms and recurrences. Avoid fish, chocolate and pineapple, and cut down on tea and tomatoes (foods that contain salicylates).

There aren’t many known remedies for hives that are chronic. Treatment can include anything from allergy medication stacking to much more potent steroid treatments. Because of the difficult to treat nature of this condition, and the lack of knowledge available regarding causes, adopting dietary changes to help manage your condition can be a great addition to treatment plans implemented by your doctor. Remember to discuss any diet plans or changes with your health care provider before proceeding.