Hives can appear in one area or be present throughout the body, is the way the skin reacts, sometimes, to certain stimuli which causes the body’s defense system generates large amounts causing histamine in the traditional burning.
Among the most common symptoms of hives are:
- Grains, plaques or red areas on skin
- Itching or pruritus
- Tingling or warmth in the area
The vast majority of hives are motivated by allergic reactions associated with consumption of shellfish, the metal contact and the use of certain cosmetics and also can be caused by:
- Insect bites
- Contact with herbs or plants
- Change of weather (cold or hot)
- Consumption of ice cream
- Swimming in cold water
- Take a steam bath
- The coating of some medicines (capsules)
- Sunlight (strike after half an hour of exposure)
- It is important to note that to stress, emotions and physical exhaustion can also cause rashes.
Usually the rash disappears in a few hours or a few days. However, to shorten its duration and ease discomfort, there are several natural remedies like these:
- Remedy for hives # 1: Cut a large onion into slices and apply directly on the widest and fix the affected skin with a bandage. If area is large, it is better to rub the skin with the slice, without squeezing, for several minutes.
- Remedy for hives # 2: Prepare a hot water bath and add a cup of baking soda. Remove the water and into the tub for 20 minutes. This remedy is especially useful when the rash is widespread in the body.
- Remedy for Hives # 3: Apply milk of magnesia or witch hazel water directly over the affected area and within minutes the discomfort disappear. Repeat application as necessary
- Remedy for hives # 4: Boil two tablespoons of lime leaves, chamomile or valerian in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Drinking accompanying in the main meals. It has a sedative or tranquilizing effect and is beneficial especially if the hives are caused by emotional stress.
- Remedy for hives # 5: Apply the gel or clear substance that is found inside the leaves of aloe or aloe vera on the affected skin.
- Remedy for hives # 6 Apply an ice pack, cold compress or rub an ice cube directly on the skin to relieve itching, if the hives are not due to an allergic reaction to cold. With this remedy, it does constrict the blood vessels of the skin surface thereby reducing the quantity of production of histamines irritating.
- Remedy for hives # 7: Wrap a thin cloth on the contents of 1 cup of cornstarch in frost and several ground chamomile flowers which should be submerged in bath water or bath.
- Remedy for hives # 8: Boil several tablespoons of rolled oats in a little water until it forms a paste, let cool, place in cheesecloth and apply as a compress on the affected areas.
- Remedy for hives # 9: Marinade 1 tablespoon night sarsaparilla root in a quart of cold water and boil for 20 minutes in the morning. Take 1 tablespoon regularly.
- Remedy for hives # 10: Take a handful of mauve flowers and leaves and cut finely. Mix in butter until a smooth cream. Then put the cream on a sterile gauze and apply on affected area for several minutes. This ointment is considered an effective remedy against the itch and also softens the skin.
- Investigate what triggers hives (allergy, stress, etc..) In order to prevent the agent or situation that causes their appearance.
- Take frequent sources of calcium and vitamin C, which, according to research, prevent attacks of hives. An example is calcium vegetable broccoli that can be consumed in salads or soups. As for vitamin C, fasting is advisable to take a glass with the juice of one or two lemons.
- Avoid wearing synthetic clothing.
- Avoid stimulants such as coffee drinks, tea and cola drinks.
- Reduce or eliminate excessive consumption of animal fats such as sausage, pork, offal, butter, bacon, cheese, canned fish and seafood.
- Go to the emergency service immediately if any rash in the mouth and throat, as it could block the airways