I have chronic hives, I have had them for about 6 years now. I take one or two Reactine approximately every other day to keep it at bay, but I would want a solution that will not make me as dependent on drugs. As soon as I scratch my skin, within moments the hives will come up and my skin will be very hot and itchy; once I start scratching it gets itchier. It is especially bad in the summer and at night. I also have morning sniffles and a dry, wheezing cough at night during the winter. I eat very little dairy, and I am unable to figure out exactly what I am allergic to. I am often thirsty, I drink at least 2L of water a day. I sleep anywhere between 6-9 hours each night, and get adequate exercise. I also have exercise induced asthma and I use a ventolin inhaler before playing any sports or high cardio physical activity. I have a slight yellow coating on my tongue.
Please recommend any steps I should follow to help treat my chronic hives.