Hives can be described as the skin version of an allergy attack, also known as urticaria, there are many things that can trigger it, such as: food, dust, pet dander, and many others. Your immune system senses a hostile invader and kicks into overdrive, and the first line of defense is the skin.
Here are some natural ideas you can use the next time these tiny blood vessels begin to leak a protein-rich, itch-causing fluid.
- Apply a wet, cold compress to the hives to reduce the swelling and cool the inflamed skin.
- Drink herbal teas
- Herbal antihistamines, like freeze-dried preparations of stinging nettle, which is known for its ability to reduce the amount of histamine the body produces. Coldsfoot extract and basil may also work.
- Soak in a warm oatmeal bath to relieve itching and soothe skin.
- Apply Aloe Vera topically to hives as well as to the skin surrounding any affected areas, it helps the affected skin to heal more quickly.
- Use ginger ‘the wonder drug,’ incorporate into food or drink in tea, you can also gently daub the ginger meat onto the inflamed skin.
- Boost your immune system with a vitamin-rich diet.
- Seek professional help if your attempts at providing relied are not effective, or if you have extremely painful chronic hives.Source:
From: Home Remedies from a country Doctor from Jay Heinrichs, Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs, and the editors of Yankee Magazine, 2013.From: Natural Remedies for Healthy Living , The Readers Digest Association,2011From: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies, C. Norman Shealy 2002