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What are different home remedies for Hives?

What is meant by Hives?

• The medical term used for hives is urticaria.
• It is a skin condition which leaves behind rings and patches all over the body.
• Once these swellings are developed, they fade away to re-appear on some other part of the body.
• Chemical called histamine is the reason for the red blotches.
• It is released when in contact with an allergen.

Symptoms of Hives

• Swelling, itchy and sometimes painful.
• Difficulty in routine activity.
• Difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
• Rapid and irregular heartbeat.
• Loss of consciousness.
• Dizziness or faintness.
• Red and inflamed or whitish wheals or welts.
• There may also be a burning or stinging sensation in the affected areas of skin.
• Very severe itching.

Causes of Hives

• Being allergic to medications, nuts, eggs, berries, insect bites, jelly fish.
• Wearing tight clothes and jewelry.
• Processed foods that contain additives like sulfites and salicylates.
• Medical drugs
• Common drugs like aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen and medications for blood pressure.
• Environmental allergens
• Pollen, dander from pets, latex or insect stings.
• Hereditary
• Exposure to Extreme Weather
• Sweat

Home Remedies for Hives

Hives Treatment by Eliminating the Triggering Factor
1. Hives Treatment by Using Cool Compression
• Applying the cool compression helps to provide relief from the pain and itch.

2. Hives Treatment by Using Calamine Lotion
• Applying Calamine lotion will grant relief from the itchy feeling.

3. Hives Treatment by Using Milk of Magnesia
• By dabbing milk of magnesia on the lesions, some relief can be expected.
• Milk of magnesia is an alkaline solution.
• This helps in removing the irritating itchy sensation.

4. Hives Treatment by Using Herbal Tea
• Calming our nerves is one of the important things.
• Stress makes the matter worse.
• Drinking peppermint or passionflower tea is very good in relaxation.
• You can also try chamomile, valerian and catnip which also soothe your nerves.

5. Hives Treatment by Using Cornstarch
• To stop the itching get 1/2 a tub filled with warm water, add 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup baking soda.
• Soak at least once a day in this solution.
• This shall make a lot of difference.

6. Hives Treatment by Using Aloe Vera Gel
• Apply aloe vera gel or vitamin E oil to the affected area.
• Apply it at least twice a day.
• This shall benefit a lot.

7. Hives Treatment by Using Nettles
• Have nettle tea that is made by 2 tsp. powdered stinging nettles.
• Add honey or lemon to add flavor your tea.

8. Hives Treatment by Using Cayenne Pepper
• Consume cayenne pepper capsules to help the healing.
• Have vitamin C, vitamin E or zinc for quick relief.

Diet for Hives

– Avoid food like :
• Eggs
• Strawberries
• Berries
• Peanuts
• Nuts
• Chocolates
• Cheese
• Tomatoes
• Soy products
• Shellfish

Other treatment for Hives

• Use of Acupressure
• Yoga
• Regular exercises to strengthen immune system
• Avoiding allergens

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