Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Hives?

By liza56 Latest Reply 2009-10-23 21:26:37 -0500
Started 2009-10-23 17:07:46 -0500

I never drank alot of coffee until I started on a low carb diet with my daughter . I used to drink coffee with just cream in it but for some reason now it just doesnt taste good. I have been using Splenda or other artificial sweeteners most all of us diabetics use in my coffee. I love it! …and… instead of drinking one cup a day I might drink 3 with a total of three packs of artificial sweetener used a day . Now I have noticed that I am getting hives …everywhre I scratch it leaves raised marks … searched it on internet and its definitely hives. The hives come and go … in the morning and in the evening. But it is annoying and I read this can last 4 to 8 weeks…but I dont know if its the sweetener I am using …has anyone else ever had a reaction to sweetener when you never had before? Can they be known to cause hives? I am new here and I also wanted to say hi and this looks like a great site!

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Anonymous 2009-10-23 21:12:56 -0500 Report

Having seen hives in other people when functioning in my professional capacity and having had them myself, I feel compelled to comment that based on the information you provided, I am not so certain that you are experiencing hives. May I suggest that you get the opinion of a health care provider who can examine you in person and evaluate the phenomenon you are experiencing. A misdiagnosis could be costly in more ways than one. Take care.

liza56 2009-10-23 21:26:37 -0500 Report

can you elaborate on a misdiagnosis as being costly…what do you exactly mean and just tell me what other conditions have YOU seen or know of that would cause this?

alanbossman 2009-10-23 19:11:23 -0500 Report

Hi, and welcome to dc. I use splenda on my cheeios and have not had any kind of problem. But has harlen has said somethings and any thing can cause a reaction

Harlen 2009-10-23 17:29:04 -0500 Report

Anything you eat or drink you can have a reaction to there are things that are comen and things that are not we are all differnt
Hope this helps

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