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Health Care: Here Are Some Home Remedies For Hives!

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Have you experienced having some red bumps or rashes in certain parts of your body that suffers you from itchiness and endless scratching? This uncomfortable condition may really affect your daily routines.

Those small, fleshy flaps of skin are commonly known as hives (urticaria). Having it is like of a burning and stinging sensation which are usually caused by some reactions in our body in a form of allergy. Usual "triggerer" of hives are pollen grains, dog dander, insect bites, dust mites and certain foods like seafood and nuts. There are also instances that hives may occur due to changes in temperature, pressure applied on the skin and even too much stress.

Hives begin when a certain part of skin is in contact with some triggered resulting in bumps appearing in the affected area. It may also move around, change its size and shape. It lightens when it is pressed, known by experts as blanching.

One of the simplest solution for not having hives is to avoid the triggers in the surrounding. In addition, refrain from foods that you suspectedly may cause you hives, too. However, there are instances that these triggers are not seen and yet the person is still inflicted by it.

Besides from over-the-counter medicines, such as antihistamines, and prescriptions that your doctor advises, there are also home made remedies for this kind of skin situation that will surely make you relieved from being itchy.

Ice pack - Put an ice pack in the affected skin area in order to ease the itchy feeling and it helps to shrink the swollen blood vessels. Apply four to five times a day.

Cold Milk - Dip a clean towel in a bowl of cold milk, squeeze the excess, and place over the affected area. Leave for several minutes.

Oatmeal - Grind one to two cups of oatmeal, pour into a tub of warm water and soak the affected area until the water is no longer warm. Wash lightly and tap gently your skin affected.

Baking Soda - Dissolve about a cup of baking soda in a tub of warm water. Submerse the affected area for few minutes.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Place a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch, add little drops of  apple cider and mix evenly to come up with a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area. This is best done after taking a bath.

Aloe Vera - Apply liberal amount of  aloe vera on the affected area as it has thick and rich vitamin E content at each time hive strike.

Voila! Hope these home-made remedies help.

Source: HealthDigezt

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