I was tired of feeling helpless and not getting answers! My daughter had been suffering from full body hives. When I took her to our family doctor, we got all the usual questions – did she eat anything different, did she use a different personal care product, did we switch laundry detergents, was it only happening in our home? And the answer to all those questions was NO.
But what could be causing this!? It kept getting worse.
Her symptoms would come on at different times of the day but mostly at night which did not allow her to get proper rest. Red raised blotches all over her body that were terribly itchy and hot to the touch. There were even times when the area between her eyes and her lips would swell like she was having an anaphylactic reaction. She could not find relief in any lotions or prescription creams and she scratched until spots were raw. This was very troubling. We had seen our medical doctor several times and were referred to doctors at the Children’s Hospital, allergy specialist, and dermatologist, all without resolution. She was taking way too many over the counter (OTC) antihistamines (well over the recommended dosage) and it was not relieving the symptoms at all.
We got to the point where we were making a trip to the emergency room every 24 hours to have her put on an IV with an antihistamine, an anti-inflammatory drug, and another medication to protect the stomach from the first two.
The medical field did not know what to do for her. They told her to go home and take OTC medications as needed, brushing her off as if to say don’t come back. We were at a total loss for answers. The constant flair ups also took a toll on her mental well-being.
We turned to our Naturopath!! He spent over an hour talking to her about her medical and personal history over the years, yes years. It was so refreshing to see the that he was taking the whole body into consideration and not just the symptoms. When he was done, we had a plan for her to get better and it started that day. She was skeptical but it only took two days for her to no longer have flair ups. I was blown away and relieved that she could get some sleep and I could relax. After all that time and frustration and pumping her full of OTC and prescription medications with no answers, it was gone just like that.
Moms, YOU know how heart breaking it is to watch helplessly and not know where to turn to help your children. This experience made me realize that we needed to take a holistic approached to our health and seriously look at what we were putting on and, in our body, everyday.
I now know through this and many other life lessons, that the best way to heal the body is to give it what it needs to repair. I no longer want to use products that just mask the symptoms or cause an overload on our body systems. I now have a prevention mindset and want to teach others how to do the same. No matter your age now is the time to start.
I know that not everyone has the financial ability to seek the help of holistic medicine practitioners. I can help you make small changes at home that can have a huge impact on your overall health without breaking the bank. It is so rewarding to see others feel healthier and empowered in their own wellness journey.
When I’m not helping others advocate for their own health, I am spending time with my husband, our children and our grandchildren, choosing to see the good in every situation, and spending time with members of our community.
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Rhonda and Chris Richter