Hives, also known as urticaria, is a skin reaction to allergic and even to non allergic triggers.
Non allergic hives can be caused by viral infection, pressure during exercise or too much sun exposure.
In both cases the skin reacts or flares up in reaction to the allergen with a red rash and with swelling. the rash is called hives and the swellings are called wheals. a wheal may be as small as a pinpoint or as big as a few inches across.
The cause of the wheal and flare reaction is the normal action of body systems reacting to a threat and mounting a defense by a cascade of inflammation involving histamine and other inflammatory chemicals inside the body. that being the case treatment options involve anti-histamines either directly from using the anti histamine actions of vitamin C or from various well known and well used herbal or homeopathic remedies.
Speaking of homeopathic treatment, this has to be personalised by a dialogue with a homeopathic expert but let’s say that each homeopathic remedy has to fit a picture. If you fit that picture too you have found the remedy you need. Bear that in mind when reading the following summary of 3 homeopathic cures for hives.
Apis Mellifica is probably the most well known homeopathic remedy for hives. the picture is that of raised red blotches that worsen with warmth and which are worse at night. There is swelling on the face around the eyes or lips.
Nux vomica is a classic remedy used to treat digestive complaints and especially allergies from drugs or food. Irritability and impatience will be present
Pulsatilla is used after eating rich or simply fatty foods. Warmth produces a worsening of symptoms as does a closed in and stuffy room. Coolness or being in the open air relieves symptoms.
Herbal Remedies for Hives – there are hundreds, here are 3.
Nettles are the classic cure for hives. Nettle juice may be applied direct to the skin or nettle tea taken when in need. Chamomile tea will also sooth and can be made into a cold compress.
Aloe Vera is a powerful healer and has a soothing gel that may be applied to the skin. Aloe has plant steroids that fight inflammation. not just urticaria but also psoriasis and eczema may be treated with aloe.
Chickweed is a tiny white star shaped flower possibly growing near your home. It is a wonderful traditional treatment for soothing skin rashes and eruptions and sores. a simple tea may be made from chickweed and used to bathe the inflamed skin. a chickweed ointment may also be made and used after the bathing.
There are many other home and natural remedies that may help your allergy symptoms.