Sounds like an allergen. There are many potential sources. Environmental allergens just add to the "bucket effect". Basically, when the "bucket" gets full of allergen triggers, the body overflows with a histamine/inflamatory response.
The gut is 70-80% of the immune system. It all starts with nutrient-dense foods
, effective digestion
(with adequate stomach acid
), absorption of nutrients
(in the gut with balanced microbials
), and detoxification
of the chemical byproducts of foods and environmental toxins by the liver, with adequate bio-available nutrients to support the detox pathways.I would do whole food probiotics, cod liver oil, magnesium, vit. C, zinc, coconut oil, bone broths, green juices. Support the immune system.
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Come over to the Allergy forum to learn more about identifying food allergens with a food journal.
ETA: Do you have benedryl on hand? Each subsequent exposure to an IgE allergen has a Worse Reaction because the body has developed antigens to the protein allergen.
Hives are very severe
, anaphylaxis is a possibility. I'd journal everything you and she have eaten in the past week, as much as possible. Every day, every single ingredient. Take photos to show the physician. I'd give benedryl and see someone today, personally. (And I don't much recommend seeing a doctor around here.) I'd want an EpiPen. Hives are scary.