Urticaria is an allergic reaction of the body which is usually accompanied by itching and burning sensation.
The skin can respond differently to external stimuli, perceiving them as a threat. Urticaria is an example of a painful allergic reaction.
Urticaria may develop in a small area of the skin or spread throughout the body. However, she is always accompanied by inflammation, itching and redness.
Experts told about the best home remedies that will help alleviate the condition for hives.
What is urticaria?
This skin reaction can be caused by allergic reactions to toxic chemicals or poisons.
In particular, contact with poisonous plants such as ivy can cause a severe allergic reaction.
The most common reasons that cause urticaria include insect bites, swimming in cold water, prolonged exposure to the sun in the middle of the day, a steam bath, a change of climate (from warm places to cold and Vice versa).
This reaction can also occur, if we ate a certain type of food (fish, seafood or nuts).
In some patients urticaria may be caused by taking certain drugs (e.g., penicillin).
Urticaria can also be associated with stress, anxiety or depression.
Some of the symptoms which often accompanied by urticaria: wheals and rashes on the skin, inflammation, fever or tingling, burning and itching, redness of the skin.
Home remedy for hives
The symptoms of hives can disappear by themselves after a few hours or days. At the same time, you can help yourself get better faster.
Allergic reactions of the skin can be quickly cured with home remedies which reduce inflammation and itching.
Pay attention to the best means:
The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of onions is ideal for the treatment of urticaria.
At first, the onion juice may burn a little, but relief comes very soon.
Slice the onion into slices and apply to the painful areas.
Wear a leather bandage and leave no less than half an hour. If the inflammation is very strong, use half onion.
Do not rinse.
A cold compress
When the skin becomes red and itchy, the easiest way to eliminate the unpleasant symptoms by using cold water and ice cubes.
Then the blood vessels are narrowed and the production of histamine will stop (it causes irritation and burning).
Do not apply ice cubes directly to the skin — so you can get burned.
In severe form of hives, you can take a cold shower or bath.
Use warm water — it dissolves better than baking soda.
Fill a bowl with warm water and dissolve it in a few tablespoons of baking soda.
Hold painful places in the soda solution for 20 minutes.
Gently Pat the skin, not to irritate her even more.
Apple cider vinegar
Due to the antihistamine properties of vinegar is often used to relieve inflammation and burning. He also supports the skin healthy.
If the hives is not too common throughout the body, you can dampen the cloth in vinegar and apply to the inflammation.
If the irritation is very strong, dilute vinegar in cold water and take a 20 minute bath.
Chamomile tea can be taken internally. If you do not have chamomile, you can replace it with Valerian, motherwort or lime (and other soothing plants).
This infusion will also be useful for nervousness, stress and anxiety.
You will need: 2 tablespoons of chamomile flowers (20 g), 1 Cup of water (250 ml), 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g).
Method of preparation:
Bring water and chamomile to a boil in a saucepan.
Allow the infusion to boil for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
Cover the pan with a lid and allow the infusion to cool for another 5 minutes.
Strain and sweeten with honey.
Drink before it gets cold.
Take this infusion three times a week.
It has anti-inflammatory properties and instantly soothes the symptoms of urticaria, eliminating burning and accelerating the healing of skin.
You will need: 1 Cup of baking soda (200 g), 2 cups oat flour (250 g).
Method of preparation:
Mix soda with flour.
Fill a bowl with warm water and add flour and soda.
Take a bath for about 15 minutes.
You can also apply oatmeal directly on the inflammation (if you don’t have oat flour, use corn starch or talcum powder).
It is difficult to find a more beneficial for a skin than aloe Vera.
This plant reduces redness, speeds up healing, allowing the wound to become infected.
Cut one aloe Vera leaf, extract the pulp and apply the extracted gel on the area of inflammation.
Let it air dry.
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