The most common issue I see in pharmacy no matter where I work is hives aka rashes-both in kids and adults.
It’s the freakiest thing-to see your kid’s skin angry and red, blotchy and spread.
In the video above I’m gonna share my personal experience with never before seen photos of my hives.
I’ll explain why hives occur and a simple method to find the root cause.
“Often it’s rarely what you did today, but rather the factors leading up to it. The stresses on your immune system.”
Our immunity is like a battery and it can quickly run flat. Charging it up is simple but so many times we get it wrong. We try quick fixes like buying a new battery!
The pillars for charging this battery are: 8-10hrs sleep , good nutrition , hydration .
Where a boost is needed, I always turn to a good probiotic powder* for kids. (*See below for my recommendations)
Watch out for unwitting stacking of stresses on our kids. These include recent colds, ear infections, gastro, off ones food, dehydration.
On their own the stresses won’t cause hives but together they set the scene for a weakened immune system.
When our body reaches a tipping point, that’s when it will “react” with inflammation aka hives aka redness, itching, swelling.
This is when we reach for anti-histamines (anti-inflammation) but notice the initial gap in treatment. We haven’t dealt with underlying stresses when we pop a Zyrtec or other.
The pillars for charging this battery are: 8-10hrs sleep, good nutrition, and hydration.
That’s why I always take a full history whenever mums and dads come in with their kids. Sure I’ll give them the quick fix but I always address the underlying issues too.
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*There are so many brands of probiotics now, some kept in the fridge others outside. Exciting indications exist claiming to fix eczema, improve allergies, moderate cholesterol etc..I stick with what I know and that’s: Inner Health for Kids Powder 0-12yrs. It’s got the three main bacterium that normally colonize our guts.