Hives, also known as urticaria is a skin condition that results in red and sometimes itchy bumps on the skin that is usually caused by allergies to certain food or medicines. Common allergens that cause urticaria include dairy products, fish, nuts, flavorings, food additives, preservatives, aspirin, etc. It can also occur due to stress, viruses, insect bites and environmental toxins.
The major symptoms of urticaria are intense itching and burning sensation on the skin followed by formation of rings or large patches, and swelling on the skin. There are several home remedies and natural treatments for this skin condition that are found quite useful in treating the problem. Let’s discuss some of the commonly used natural remedies for hives.
Home Remedies for Urticaria, Hives
Camphor – Camphor mixed with coconut oil work as an effective home remedy for hives. Local massage with this oil helps in relieving the constant itch.
Chironji With Honey – Mix chironji or pistachios seeds with honey and take one teaspoon as a home remedy 2 to 3 times.
Ginger – Ginger is a valuable home remedy used in treating a wide range of ailments. Take 5 to 10 ml fresh ginger juice or 1 to 2 grams dried ginger powder along with water.
Soda Bicarbonate – Take approx. 10 to 20 grams of soda bicarbonate (cooking soda) and mix with 250 ml of plain water. Use this solution as a local application on the affected region.
Turmeric – It is a wonderful natural healing agent. Pound some raw turmeric and take half to one teaspoon turmeric powder mixed in a glass of warm milk one or two times daily.
Mint – Prepare a mixture of 5 grams of mint in water and filter the solution. Add some sugar and drink this solution daily in the morning and evening. Hives will be cured by drinking this twice.
Sesame Oil – Sesame oil is another useful home remedies for hives. Insert cotton soaked in sesame oil in the anal region to cure urticaria.
Linseed Oil – Mix linseed oil (flaxseed oil) two parts and camphor (kapur) one part in a glass bottle and close with a tight cork. Camphor will get dissolved in 10 to 15 minutes. Now apply this oil on the affected area.
Margosa (neem) – Chew some fresh leaves of neem daily. Continue this remedy for as long as their taste becomes bitter, because in hives they do not taste bitter. Alternatively, you can also chew 6-7 fresh green fruits of neem. For small children, give two fruits rubbed in 12 grams of water to cure hives.
Hope, this remedies will help you in the natural treatment of urticaria. All these remedies can be easily followed at your home.
Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.
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