An estimated 1 in 5 people will experience hives, also known as urticaria, at some point in their lives. A multitude of situations and substances can trigger the skin rash, which often looks like raised itchy bumps, either red or skin-colored. The affected area can range from a few millimeters to the size of a hand. There are presently two different types of hives doctors will diagnose:
- Acute urticaria: the rash clears completely within six weeks
- Chronic urticaria: occur almost daily for more than six weeks
When urticaria appears, itching, burning, and stinging can affect any part of the body, including the face, tongue, ears, and large areas of skin. In extreme cases, it can also cause joint pain, fever, and digestive problems.
Annelyn is a busy mom with two teenagers. Her oldest son came home with a small itchy rash on his neck after skiing. She tried OTC topical creams to no avail, and after a few days the rash began to spread around her son’s neck. She came to learn that the rash was in fact hives, and it continued to worsen and spread. Annelyn’s son was miserable, until she discovered Stratos SOOTHE 1:1 Topical CBD:THC Salve. We chatted with her about the relief her family was able to experience with the help of cannabinoid treatment.
ROC: What occurred in your life to make you want to try CBD as an option?
A: After over a week of my son being miserable from his spreading hives, I tried CBD as a treatment.
ROC: What products have you used that you found relief from?
A: I tried Stratos SOOTHE 1:1 and instantly my son’s neck felt cooler and not itchy. Within a day his hives started to recede and a couple of days later they were almost gone.
ROC: What regimen are you currently following? Did you see the results right away?
A: We applied when needed and felt the results immediately.
ROC: Did you experience any side effects?
ROC: What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone who is just starting to use cannabis medicinally for the first time?
A: Give it a try because it works.
ROC: How would you describe cannabinoid therapy using one word?
ROC: What is one stigma about cannabis that you wish you could change?
A: The bad reputation throughout history.
Annelyn’s story is one of many where people are finding relief using CBD treatment for a variety of ailments, and we thank her for sharing her story. Cannabidiol has been proven to help reduce inflammation, regulate our immune system, relieve symptoms of anxiety & depression, improve quality of life, and so much more! At Realm of Caring we are proud to support brands like Stratos, who commit to providing quality CBD and THC products that deliver a rapid onset of positive effects, every time.
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