032: What's Going On Beneath Hives w/ Dr. Alan Dattner

We haven't discussed this particular skin condition yet, and it's a big one, despite being quite misunderstood! Hives. Many people who suffer with chronic hives assume they are just a part of life, and always caused by stress or allergies. My guest today is here to turn that theory on its head.

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Dr. Alan Dattner is a board-certified Dermatologist practicing Holistic and Integrative Dermatology for nearly 40 years, helping patients who have failed conventional care. He uses nutrition, herbal medicine, supplements, Functional Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, psychosomatics, and more to heal the underlying causes of skin disorders.

Dr. Dattner has a background in Immunology, having worked in six different immunology laboratories with renowned scientists, culminating in studies of cross-reactive immune recognition as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health. That research led him to understand the scientific validity of digestive issues as a cause of inflammation in the skin.

Today, we'll be talking about hives: the different types, as well as how supplements, food, and the digestive system can have an impact on this condition. 

Have you used any of Dr. Dattner's strategies to manage hives? Leave a comment!

 

In this episode

  • Stress management tips when it's a rash trigger
  • What are hives?
  • Aside from histamine, what causes hives?
  • Appropriate lab testing for those with hives in their medical history, as well as why your medical (and sometimes even personal) history is such an important diagnostic tool.
  • Different types of hives.
  • Natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine herbs and supplements that might be helpful (after you have discussed them with your practitioner).

 

Quotes

“Hives appear as red blotches on the body that are slightly raised (they're not scaly). They tend to itch or occasionally burn and they tend to move around. So if you were to draw a circle around the periphery of a lesion that came up, and then look an hour or two later, it would have moved somewhere else.” [1:38]

“Stress is a known and listed cause of hives. And of course, there are also physical kinds of hives from pressure, from cold…” [12:03]

“I think that leaky gut allows allergens to get through that shouldn't. Fixing leaky gut (enhancing digestion), that's something that I've used to fix somebody who was on two antihistamines and was still breaking out with hives.” [16:33]

 

Links

Jennifer's Breathing Exercise Tutorials

Find Dr. Dattner online here

To grab a copy of the free e-book, Ten Steps to Clear Acne Naturally, click HERE

Click HERE to buy your copy of Dr. Dattner's book, Radiant Skin from the Inside Out: The Holistic Dermatologist's Guide to Healing Your Skin Naturally

 

“Hives appear as red blotches on the body that are slightly raised (they're not scaly). They tend to itch or occasionally burn and they tend to move around. So if you were to draw a circle around the periphery of a lesion that came up, and then look an hour or two later, it would have moved somewhere else.”


Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.


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