Hives or urticaria is allergic reactions that can cause extreme discomfort when they become itchy. It is the condition of the skin that is typified by sudden red raised itchy abrasions and emerges in a group. It is pale red in color and is mostly found in legs, arms, body and back.
Hives can be caused due to viral infections, allergic reactions, foods, medicines, stress, chemicals and poisons, ecological irritants and so on. Medicines can provide relief but can also have side effects. Again sometimes, medicines might have components that can, in fact, cause more irritation in the skin. Hence, natural remedies are now being considered as the alternate and effective option to deal with this skin condition.
Hives treatment with natural cures:
Cold compression: Applying cold compression on the hives can assist in providing respite to the skin complaint and soreness. Ice cold shower baths are also useful in relieving the reaction that is caused by hives.
Aloe-Vera gel: Aloe-Vera gel if massaged on the area of the skin that has been affected by hives can also provide respite as this gel helps in the cooling and soothing of the itchy skin. Besides this, the ingredients present in aloe vera gel helps the skin to heal on its own.
Oatmeal bath: Oatmeal has been used to treat various skin conditions. Oatmeal bath is extremely helpful in relieving infection caused by hives. All that needs to be done is to grind the oatmeal in a food processor and apply it in bathing water. Cornstarch and baking soda can also additionally be applied in the bathing water. These also help in the curing of itching skin.
Green Tea: Green tea is extremely beneficial for the body. This tea contains antihistamines that are high in antioxidants and helps in the building up of a strong immune system. The antioxidants are useful in preventing damage to the skin. The green tea has to be prepared and splashed on the hives in order to get relief. Again, intake of green tea regularly helps in dealing with hives as daily intake relieves stress, which is also one of the main causes of hives.
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