So are your hot showers making you itch? Mine sure are.
It took me quite a few months to admit that I should not be taking hot showers. Even before I started with histamine intolerance, for years actually, my thighs would break out in hives if I used really hot water, which actually was all the time because I like really hot showers. I didn’t think too much about it. It was the way it was and that was that.
But the hot showers tip the histamine bucket over now and the itching is pretty unbearable. So I decided last weekend to stop showering. Yes, I am still very hygienic. I take more of a shallow bath now. I actually quite like it. I like the idea of respecting my body enough to do something it needs, so I’ve embraced my new ritual.
Today though, I decided to save time and wash my hair in the shower. (I’ve been washing it in the sink this week) What a huge mistake. Even using only warm water and working quickly, it was only minutes after toweling off when my arms “lit up” with my demon itch! It was not worth the time it saved that’s for sure. I took an Olive Leaf capsule and the itch abated quickly.
The interesting thing is that I had a much better week with minimal itching and I realized that the biggest difference was my no showering rule.
So take notice of the things that set off your histamine intolerance. It’s not just foods.