How to stop horrible reccuring Hives? Now over 18 days of no Relief from Claritin or Benedryl meds. No Relief from Cornstarch/Epson salts Baths, Calmine, Caladryl, or Aloe, Stop Itch, Cortisone Rubs or any over the counter!

(Jun 5, 2006)


Hives or urticaria is a skin disorder that is characterized by red, itchy welts on the skin. These red bumps sometimes swell and cause a burning sensation as well. Hives can be caused by allergies or infections or even stress. While many people resort to over the counter medications for treating hives, it is also possible to use natural remedies for hives treatment. Read on to find out more about natural remedies for hives.

One effective remedy for the treatment of hives is to use a milk compress on the skin for about 15 minutes. This will help to soothe the hives. Perhaps the best natural remedy is to avoid the substances that are causing the hives in the first place. This natural remedy for hives could take a little time to work as you will have to determine the cause. It could be due to animals, certain foods you have eaten and so on. Once you have narrowed down the cause, avoid exposure to that particular region. One herbal remedy for hives is to drink herbal tea. This could help reduce the stress that induces hives. Another effective natural remedy is to apply an ice pack which reduces the swelling.

answered by K C on Feb 1, 2012, 12:11:23

What are the causes and symptoms of hives?

Hives is a common skin disorder that affects many people the world over. Hives are formed when the body comes into contact with an allergen. Hives can develop on any part of the body and can be present in different shapes and sizes. What then are the common causes of hives?

There are several answers to this question. Some experts are of the opinion that hives are caused by allergies, others believe that hives are due to bug bites, infections, environmental factors, certain chemicals and so on. Keep in mind that there are different causes for acute hives (hives that last for less than 6 weeks) and chronic hives (hives that last for longer). One of the general causes of acute hives happens to be viral infection. Allergies and reactions to food or medications are also on the list of common causes for acute hives. Stress is a common cause for both chronic and acute cases of hives. Metabolic diseases like hypo or hyperthyroidism, kidney disease or liver disease can also be responsible for chronic hives. Urinary tract infections, sinus infections or viral hepatitis can give rise to chronic hives as well.

Signs and symptoms of hives include red pinkish swellings or welts that vary in size. Itching may also accompany the swellings.

answered by G M on Jan 26, 2012, 10:29:42

How can I prevent hives?

Hives is a raised red skin infection which could be due to stress, an allergic reaction, and certain chemicals and so on. The best way to prevent hives is to determine the reason behind them occurring. This is easier said than done as many causes of hives remain unknown. However, here are some steps to prevent hives. The first thing you should do is to keep a diary to keep track of your hives. This is essential if you have frequent outbreaks of hives. Make a list of foods you have eaten before getting the hives as well as any medications you take. Another way to prevent hives is to avoid extreme temperature changes; this would include taking very hot showers or suddenly cooling down after a workout. Stress is another trigger for hives so you should try and relax and reduce the amount of stress in your life as well. Certain types of clothing can cause you to sweat and itch and also lead to an outbreak of hives. One way to prevent hives by this is to wear clothing that will allow your skin to breathe. Use clothing that is made from natural fibers such as cotton. One way to get rid of hives fast is by applying some soothing lotion that will reduce the itching that hives brings with it.

answered by K C on Jan 24, 2012, 3:33:54

Is there any recommended diet for hives?

Hives are usually caused by an allergic reaction to certain types of foods. When hives do not disappear with the usual medication, it may be time to start looking at following a special diet for hives. This diet for hives is known as the elimination diet. This elimination diet for hives is a list of foods, herbs, spices that a person suffering from hives can safely consume. This diet for hives does not include foods that could cause allergic reactions. Foods that are allowed on this diet for hives include wild game, duck, turkey, salt water fish, and organic chicken. You can eat most vegetables while on this diet for hives but avoid mushrooms, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, corn and all types of potatoes as well. Foods to avoid hives include dairy products, eggs, food colorings, preservatives and so on. Other foods to avoid hives are obvious culprits like food made from soybeans, peanut products, and shellfish and so on. This diet for hives should also exclude sodas, caffeine and caffeine products and alcohol as well. Water and herbal teas can be included in this diet for hives.

This diet for hives should be followed for a month for best results. If the hives go away during this period, certain foods can then be introduced again slowly.

answered by A S on Jan 19, 2012, 4:01:51


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