Hives, also known as urticaria is a type of skin disease characterized by swelling usually caused by an allergy. Hives become visible when the body releases histamines into the bloodstream after being exposed to a substance that it is sensitive or allergic to. Hives commonly appear on the frontal mid torso area, usually lasting for a day or so, and in some, lasting for up to 6 weeks.
Common causes of hives include, but are not limited to the following:
a. touching or eating foods with allergens.
b. negative reactions to medicine
c. touching plants such as the posion ivy
d. stings from bees, wasps, and other insects
e. adverse reactions to harsh soaps, perfumes, and other body products
g. exposure to water or sweat
Even if hives only affects about 25% of the population, its effects could cause slight to serious discomfort. Difficulty in breathing and swallowing may also be experienced. Because of these discomforts, the affected person will be compelled to seek for treatments.
One alternative is to stay away from allergens. Antihistamines may be prescribed by doctors too; however it must be noted that these medicines can cause some drowsiness. They may prevent a person from carrying out his/her tasks effectively. Natural hives remedies can be found in cupboards and gardens. You can go with these helpful ways:
Acupressure. Massaging the trapezius muscle can provide relief. it may remove the obvious white and red patches on the affected areas of the body.
Pineapple. it has anti-inflammatory agents and can be a natural hives remedy by directly dabbing onto the affected area.
Chamomile Tea and Green Tea Applying these to affected areas or drinking it can help relieve hives since they both contain antihistamine properties. They can also calm and soothe the nerves, and can also relieve stress.
Oatmeal. Grind some oatmeal, cornstarch, and baking soda in your food processor and add them to your bath. The mixture helps relieve itch caused by hives.
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