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Urticaria

Natural remedies


Urticaria, also known as hives or nettle-rash, usually develops quite suddenly and can spread quickly. This skin rash tends to burn at first and be very itchy.
Most often, hives resolve without specific treatment in a few days. In some cases, they don't. You should consult a practitioner if the rash doesn't go away. Chronic urticaria refer to hives that persist for 6 weeks or more.

Finding the underlying cause of urticaria is necessary before trying any urticaria remedy. External remedies can help in a short term to relieve itching and get rid of the rash. However, an internal therapy will achieve much better results in a long term.

Urticaria: Causes

First you really need to figure out what triggers hives to find the right urticaria remedies for you. Did you try to eliminate some foods from your diet and have you noticed any change? Do you get urticaria every time you feel stressed? Do you have a sluggish liver?

Urticaria are caused by the release of histamine. They can be the result of an allergic reaction (in most cases) but also an autoimmune trigger.

The main causes of hives are:
  • Food allergies
  • Drugs such as aspirin and penicillin
  • An insect bite or a sting
  • Extreme temperature
  • Excessive scratching
  • Emotional pressure / stress
  • Poor digestion
  • Liver malfunction
  • Intensive exercise involving sweating
  • A common cold or a hidden bacterial infection
It can take a while to be able to find what triggers hives. You might need to do some allergy tests or follow a strict diet to figure out what the culprit allergic substances are.

Urticaria Remedies: Nutrition


Hives are often caused by the release of histamine due to allergies. This is why a proper diet could definitely help in many ways.

Which foods to eliminate from your diet?

There isn't any definite answer as it depends on each individual. Nevertheless, there are foods that usually aggravate urticaria for many people.

The most common allergens are:
  • Shellfish, milk, strawberries, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat
  • Foods containing additives, preservatives, flavorings, and stabilizers
Caffeine and alcohol can aggravate urticaria. Stay away from chocolate, coffee, tea or alcohol for several weeks and see if it gets better. Reintroduce these foods in your diet one by one and watch out for any reaction.

What to eat?

Your diet should be very rich in fruits and vegetables. Avoid animal fats because these fats can trigger inflammation and are more difficult to digest.

Don't forget to drink plenty of water to cleanse your body, especially your bowels and liver.

Supplements for Urticaria

  • Essential fatty acids found in fish and vegetal oils. Evening primrose oil is one of the best one because it contains GLA which is anti-inflammatory. It is good to alternate different types of oils to get the benefits from each of them
  • A supplementation of vitamin B12 can help treat urticaria
  • Vitamin C to prevent allergic recurrences
  • Curcumin because of its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Betacarotene if urticaria is due to an overexposure to solar radiation

Urticaria Herbal Remedies

  • Stinging nettle
  • Lavender or chamomile if the cause of urticaria is stress
  • Peppermint reduces inflammation and pain
  • Mint relieves itching
  • Herbs that rejuvenate the liver, such as Milk Thistle
Make a tea several times a day with these herbs. You can add a little bit of honey as well.

Urticaria Remedies: Homeopathy

  • Apis if urticaria involves swelling, itching, burning
  • Urtica urens if urticaria is triggered by exercising or overheating
  • Rhus toxidendron if hives involve blisters

External Remedies for Urticaria

  • Apple cider vinegar applied on the skin several times a day (approximately 1/3 apple cider for 2/3 water)
  • Cabbage leaf or raw onion compresses can help relieve itching
  • A warm Epsom salt bath several times a week (no soap, nothing else than salts) is also beneficial. You can replace Epsom salt by baking soda or uncooked oatmeal
  • Vitamin E is urticaria healing if applied at least twice a day

Other Advice

  • Do not scratch urticaria as it slows down healing. Apply cool wet compresses instead to soothe the skin and prevent scratching.
  • Dab the affected area with milk of magnesia or massage with coconut oil to relieve itching
  • Avoid exposure to cold because cold can be an allergen for your skin
  • Sunlight and fresh air is healing. But be careful of sunburns because the affected skin is more sensitive
Do you have any urticaria remedies to advise? Feel free to leave a comment at the end of this page...

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"kinar" on 2012-09-21 at 20:18:38
urine therapy works on me. but mine isn't chronic. I apply directly to the skin several times a day
"Georgia" on 2012-07-11 at 07:07:39
My 13 year old daughter just had hives for about 3 weeks, we found out that she is allergic to wheat, soy, oat, and peanuts. After the prednizone, 10 mg of claritin, and changing her diet she has finally cleared up. She still has marks on her skin that I'm trying to clear up with coco butter, but she is doing great, the Dr also said getting in the pool helped dry them up as well....be great and take care of your bodies people!
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