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Chronic Hives and Endotoxins

Posted by AD on 06/23/2007

Hello, I stumbled onto a post you wrote in response to someone who had chronic hives and you recommended a few things, including baking soda to help with a buildup of endotoxins. I guess I just wanted to know more about this. I had hives 5 years ago and they last for two years. We never found a cause and it felt like torture. Now that I have them back, I've been doing hours and hours of research, but what you said seemed really interesting to me. I guess I would just like to know more about endotoxins and how the baking soda helps.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Anna: I have the hives too, and I find the cause to be endotoxin bought on by the acidosis, which increases bacteria as well as causing your own body to poison itself since certain chemicals in your body such as vitamin C becomes a prooxidant instead of antioxidant whenever there is acid.

Certain people get the hives in presence of sulfur, which means the body has too much sulfur producing bacteria, and it is the hydrogen sulfide which can also cause skin to hive also. For example some people get the hives just taking a bath in sulfur smell water spas.

Baking soda taken at least 1/4 teaspoon, in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day is helpful. Apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda can also slowly take up the pH to be mroe alkaline also. However, an optimum dose for different people is different, which is why a pH meter is more ideal to finding an optimum dose for different people. Most people seem to need 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 2 x times a day, but this is not uniform and pH meter would offer a more accurate picture. I don't generally use pH paper because they are quite often has values that are way off, even the more expensive ones.

The two things I found helpful to the hives beside pH is a solution of zinc oxide, 10% applied to the skin as it neutralizes hydrogen sulfide to form zinc sulfide. The other is a strong 100% solution of ethanol alcohol, which I think is a "controlled substance" in more developed country, but 100% ethanol is more like simple alcohol found in vodka, but its alcohol content to be lower.

At certain times hives can also be caused by certain endotoxin which can be removed by applying petroleum jelly and rubbing if off. IT will never the less cause a staining of the towel or cloth whenever you rubbed them off the skin, but I prefer to add a small amount like 5% zinc oxide to the petroleum jelly as for skin cleaning also.

In other cases hives can be initiated by fungus, and an easy remedy is just to take a bath in borax solution. I don't know why borax is not popularly used as a shampoo, or soap, but I find it most valuable in ridding of fungus on the skin, and in some instances I will add 1% hydrogen peroxide with the borax to also remove them.

Certain kinds of more exotic bacteria not mentioned creates endotoxin such as blastocystis hominis allows the body's immune function to be digested by the microbes secretion causing hives as a result. Those again I sometimes take 6-12 drops of 3% H2O2 in a glass of water, sometimes adding 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda also. If getting the intestinal pH to 8, usually the endotoxins which creates hives from a hydrogen sulfide bacteria, as well as the blastocytis hominis would be reduced by over 90% allowing the intestinal floral to be normal. Usually the food I would be careful with is the sweets, such as ice cream, fried foods, COMMON table salt (pH= 5), white bread, are the major ones that can create acidosis, resulting in hives also. Therefore adding SEA salt (pH=7.5-8.5), not common table salt, 1/4 teaspoon of per liter of water, can also reduce the bacteria which create endotoxin as the sea salt are often both alkalizing as well as salinity to kill them along the intestinal tract. Usually these harmful bacteria that produces endotoxin are both sensitive to oxygen and alkaline.

In some other cases, the inability of the body to reduce ammonia can also cause hives, but I think some glutamine (5 grams) supplements can reduce that. Magnesium and zinc are quite important natural antibiotic supplements as well as an important mineral required by the body that also kills and reduce bacteria, which cause endotoxins also, in particular, the staph and strep bacteria.

Replied by Loretta
Snellville, Ga

Ted: I need to write and tell you THANK YOU! I have rosacea, which is complicated by a sufur intolerance. I have researched a lot about sufur intolerances and was doing everything suggested: low thiol diet, supplementing with magnesium, zinc, Vit B complex, molybdeum, EVO, vit A, and using the Oil Cleansing Method and icing my face. All of this helps, but never totally got rid of the breakouts. Then I read your suggestions for sulfur rashes. I raised my pH by using 1/4 teas of baking soda 2x per day and that has made all the difference! It is the thing that clears up my facial rash breakouts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Loretta, age 54

I do have one question: how safe is it to take this on a daily basis, over a long peroid of time? I have been using it for 3-4 weeks. I tried to skip a day (based upon your suggestion to go 4 days on and 2 days off) - and immediately I broke out again. Thanks again for all your willingness to share your knowledge. I hope someday to be able to edify others as you have me.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Your feedback indicates baking soda has to continued without breaks as your body is very acidic. Ted