Home Remedies for Hives

Have you Heard the Term Hives?

It is a skin problem associated with allergies. In this article, I have compiled home remedies for hives. I hope you will find it useful.

Home Remedies for Hives

Home Remedies for Hives


What’s Hives

Hives is also termed as urticaria. It is an outbreak that is characterized by red swollen and pale bumps or plagues on our skin. It usually appears suddenly. This condition affects about 20 percent of people one or more time in their life.

What’s Hives

What’s Hives


What are the Symptoms of Hives

Hives are characterized by redness, itching, raised bumps of random shapes. It may also cause sweating, dizziness and rapid pulse.

Symptoms of Hives

Symptoms of Hives


What Causes Hives

There are several factors that may cause hives. Triggers may be sunlight, pressure, heat, viral infection, cold, and inflammation. Hives is associated with allergy to pollens, dust, seafood and dust mites, blood transfusion, insect bite or due to plants such as poison ivy or poison oak.

How can we Manage Hives

The best way to manage hives is to avoid allergens triggering the condition. Also, meet an allergist. The allergist will recommend you medicines that will reduce the severity of the symptoms of hives.

Are there home remedies to treat hives

Yes, there are home remedies to manage hives and we have discussed them below.

Natural Home Remedies to Manage Hives

1. Corn starch

Corn starch has soothing and cooling properties. It minimizes inflammation, rashes, and itching. It also kills the harmful bacteria that are present on your skin and prevents secondary infection.
Fill your bath tub with water and add 2 cups of corn starch to it. Soak yourself in it for 20 minutes. For best results, you may also add baking soda to it.

Corn starch

Corn starch


2. Milk of Magnesia

Milk of magnesia is easily available in your nearest drug store even without prescription. Being alkaline provides a soothing effect and also relieves pain. With the help of cotton apply milk of magnesia to the affected area. Let it dry and then rinse it off.

Milk of Magnesia

Milk of Magnesia


3. Water

True, the best home remedy for hives is plain water. So drink as much as water you can to detoxify your body and dilute your blood.

 Water

Water


4. Basil leaves

Basil leaves has the property to detox the body and purify the blood. Also when locally applied, basil leaves minimizes swelling and dryness. Also, it prevents the recurrence of hives.

Basil leaves

Basil leaves

Collect some basil leaves and crush them to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area. Also, make a habit of swallowing a few basil leaves with water every day. Do not chew basil leaves.

5. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is well known for soothing properties. It relieves inflammation and itch. Fill the bath tub with water and add a cup of oatmeal to it. Soak yourself in 20 minutes. This will not only comfort you but will also make your skin moist and smooth.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal


6. Aloe vera

Aloe vera has cooling properties and also treats infection and inflammation. Take a leaf of aloe vera and cut it to extract its gel. Apply the gel to the affected area. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.

 Aloe vera

Aloe vera

If even after taking home remedies hives last for more than a month or recurs do meet your allergist.

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