As the sun goes down and our body prepares for sleep, however, this chemical in our body decreases.
It is very common, like my friend’s daughter, for the rash to worsen at night and then disappear completely during the day.
Trying teas and cold compresses to alleviate the pain and swelling. I’ve found that a zyrtec before bed makes them go away, if I find that they are disapearing I stop the meds. It was working great until of course it wasn’t as effective.
All the things I thought it might be I have omitted in my diet and home environment. I still have my pets and there are days that i do not get hives. my hives are not consistent and there is no way of knowing what is causing them.
One thing I know for sure, is when I do have an outbreak it is only during the evening. I am still trying to figure this whole thing out, and it is super frustrating. Body is immune to benadryl, so my dr prescribed me atarax for the itching.
Taking an oral antihistamine will not only relieve some of the itchiness, but also help with sleep.
Benadryl and Chlortrimeton are the most often recommended (Benadryl is my particular drug of choice).
This is also why your insect bites itch more at night. Trying to sleep with a body full of itchy hives is not only hard to do, but while sleeping, many people scratch the rash unknowingly, making it worse.
There are several recommendations of treatment worth trying.
I thought for the longest time that my pets in my house or the soap I was using might be the cause or the onset of my condition but it is not.
I have also thought it might be something I ate such as gluten, peanuts, or some kind of preservative.
The body actually produces its own anti-itch chemicals which help us out with relieving all types of rashes, stings and hives.
Often, this chemical provides enough relief for us; sometimes we need to help it along with an antihistamine like Benadryl or Chlortrimeton.
Oatmeal baths are also a good option for babies and young children if you are opposed to medicating at a young age; it’s also a relaxing alternative.