Hives Home Remedies

March 11th, 2011 sally No comments

Before experimenting with hives home remedies as a hives treatment it might be wise to try and figure out the reason or hives trigger. Although actually finding the real reason for chronic hives is more often than not very difficult to determine, it still makes sense to try and remove any obvious triggers.

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Depending on the severity of your hives and what you are allergic will often help you start your treatment. For example if you are allergic to penicillin, scolene or aspirin, you will need to seek medical treatment immediately, this is true for any case of hives which is linked to drugs (drug Induced urticaria. Many people are allergic to iodine and shell fish contains iodine, so avoiding shell fish might be something to look at first.

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Herbal Hives Home Remedies

One of the best home remedies for hives is Quercetin which is a natural antihistamine and comes in tablet form and should be taken twice daily in order to reduce the hives. In some instances people have reported that their hives cleared up completely. Quercetin is also found in apples, green leafy vegetables, onions and other natural food stuff.

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Essential oils such as sandalwood, mint, diluted tea tree oil and comfrey all have a calming effect on the skin and at the same time cools the welts down. You can make up a solution with these essential oils such as 500 ml of water and 5 drops of essential oil.

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Chronic Hives Remedy-Why Antihistamines Won’t Work

October 24th, 2010 sally No comments

120x600-tallHives seem simple, just a simple allergy, which should be easy to treat & In acute cases, they often are. Those who experience an occasional outbreak of hives can usually solve the problem or at least reduce the symptoms with a antihistamine.

In severe acute cases, the use of a steroid shot administered by your doctor may be necessary to get a quick result. Regardless, these hives treatments work for those dealing with acute hives.

For people who struggle with chronic hives the options aren’t so obvious. lucky. There is no standard medical chronic hives remedy that produces consistent results. In fact, most people who follow the standard course of hives treatment experience only temporary relief from their chronic hives and continue to suffer with frequent recurrences of the painful, itchy welts.

Using a standard hives treatment fails for a few reasons. First, it fails to recognize the underlying cause of the skin irritation. Doctors approach chronic hives in a manner similar to that which they’d use to treat an acute case.

For a hives remedy or urticaria treatment to be effective it must address the underlying reason for the condition.

Many cases of chronic hives are thought to be as a direct result of an overactive immune system. The immune systems are either overactive or prone to launching a disproportionate response when encountering an outside stimulus like an allergen or toxin.

That makes the usual chronic hives remedy incapable of actually solving the problem. The prescribed medications serve only to mask the symptoms, providing short periods of relief but doing nothing to prevent recurrences.


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The Best Cure for Hives.

November 29th, 2009 sally 24 comments

166px-SkinConditionFront1When the ugly and itchy red sores begin to appear hive sufferers know what’s ahead. Itching and burning that will drive anybody nuts. Since doctors can’t be sure what causes most instances of hives a cure for hives is often difficult for them to prescribe often the best they can offer is treatment to which might control some of the symptoms in the short term.

While a cure for hives does not really exist in the traditional sense acute hives can often be controlled by medication, many mistakenly believe the best cure for hives is some kind of antihistamine. Benadryl or an analogous product can reverse your body’s reaction to whatever allergen has caused your attack and while this is great in the short term it is really just a short term option and does little to help sufferers of chronic hives.

Ideally It’d be nice to work out if the trigger for a specific attack of hives was something you ate or some substance that you came in touch with, if this was possible then finding your own cure for hives might be possible simply by avoiding the specific allergen.

However the truth is you may potentially never know for certain what causes hives and therefore it is very difficult for anybody to find a cure for hives.

Many doctors now believe chronic hives is an autoimmune condition that can’t be diagnosed. This is why most doctors won’t even try and work out the cause or cure hives but just treat the reaction. As well as the medications available there are a number of creams that will offer some relief from the itching and burning.

Hydrocortisone is the important ingredient in many of them and will scale back the swelling related to the hive.

helpful tipsHome Made Cures For Hives

 

  • Calamine lotion and Milk of Magnesia rubbed on the spot will work for some folks who can not find another way to stop the itch.
  • Even cream of tarter made into a paste with water is claimed to offer some relief but unfortunately is not a cure for hives.
  • The most simple cure for hives might be just applying a cold compresses to the inflamed area, of course this offers little help if you have a chronic condition or if the hives have spread over larger areas or to different areas of the body which can often happen.

Although this is not really a cure for hives a compress or a bit of ice on the spot will keep the hive from swelling further and should calm it down.

  • Some folks find a cool shower or cool bath helps. Herbal, notably green tea is often considered the nearest thing to a natural cure for hives to those suffering with chronic hives.
  • Chamomile tea is also good as it acts as sedative and can relieve the symptoms and could also help with the anxiety many sufferers may experience which may often trigger further hive outbreaks.

Not all of these cures for hives will work for everybody, so you’ll have to experiment and find what works for you.

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Is There a Cure for Hives?

November 26th, 2009 sally No comments

chronic hivesFor a traditional cure for hives to be possible a diagnosis and reason or cause needs to be established.

However attempting to diagnose the root of chronic hives, otherwise referred to as chronic urticaria, is just about impossible which unfortunately makes the possibility of finding a traditional cure for hives unlikely

Hives can be caused by a number of possible factors which may be simple little things to deep rooted autoimmune disorders. Doctors today say rather than attempting to find the cause hives the best answer is solely to start treatment, but this is not a cure for hives although it might appear so at first or if you only suffer with acute hives attacks.

If you have suffered or are suffering with hives, the good news is that in many situations especially for those with acute hives the condition can often be controlled short term by using simple histamine blocking drugs known as antihistamine

 

Although not a cure for hives medicines like Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, Singulair and Doxepin will counter the bodies’ reaction to the stimuli that has caused the hive symptoms. Usually, the drugs can be taken once the rash or itching begins to appear but in some chronic hives cases, a regular defensive dose of the medicine is often prescribed.

Unfortunately in my experience this is where antihistamine falls down, stops being a cure for hives & can actually worsen a chronic hives condition due to increased levels of toxicity stored in the body.

Your GP may work with you to try and find a possible cure for hives in your specific case or they may advise you on the right antihistamine to take or in a few cases may suggest a mix of the medicines.

Some chronic hive sufferers have reported getting some relief by taking a zyrtec tablet in the morning and a dose of doxepin before bed however any drug combination should be looked at by your doctor first.

Other Traditional Cures For Hives (Chronic Hives)

In cases of chronic hives a course of steroids is may be prescribed by your doctor. Prednisone or another corticosteroid will be prescribed by your GP to cut back the swelling and give you some relief from the itching.

A selection of hydro cortisone creams are also available that may be applied to the sore to bring some relief.

Critical cure for hives

A condition called Angioederma can in some cases emerge at the same time as chronic hives although angiederma is a condition in its own right it often appears and turns the wheels (rashes) in to large swelling which can cover the body but is more often associated with the head and face.

Angioederma is a form of anafalaxix which may rarely cause lack of breath and swelling of the airways, which untreated could lead to fatality. The only quick cure for hives or  Angioederma in very severe cases is an injection of epinephrine.

If you fear you could be susceptible to such harsh reactions, ask your physician to prescribe an epi-pen you can carry in case of emergency.

There are a number of home-made treatments that profess to be a remedy for hives or at least offer some immediate relief from the itching.

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Home Made Cures For Hives-May Offer Some Relief.

November 26th, 2009 sally No comments

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If you have ever suffered with or are currently suffering with hives then nobody has to tell you how uncomfortable the condition can be.  Acute cases are in most cases short lived and not cause for concern however for many the effects of long term suffering (chronic hives) can be unbearable.

The constant lumps and rashes, the itching and constant embarrassment will steer many to try nearly anything in their search for a cure for hives.

Doctors will prescribe antihistamines, steroids and even antidepressants in the hope of curing hives in their patients however the results are usually short lived and barely symptomatic. The 1st cure for hives most consultants suggest of prescribe is antihistamine.

Antihistamine works to combat the body’s reaction to allergens by reducing or blocking the release of histamine. When the body senses an issue it releases histamine to the spot, causing the rash as well as the burning and itching. The antihistamine will sometimes relieve the reaction & is good to use for acute hive sufferers, however antihistamines are not really a cure for hives but more of a control method.

There are occasions when steroids are required to tackle the problem if it’s persistent or severe and in rare life-endangering cases a dose of epinephrine can also be required.

Many chronic hive sufferers who do not like to take drugs or could be allergic to them have found other natural cures for hives.

Cold compresses or ice applied right to the hive can relieve the burning sensation and reduce the inflammation.

A chilled shower or cool bath may also help reduce hive symptoms. When it comes to an alternative cure for hives there are a complete host of substances and creams that have been shown to help too.

Anything that’s alkaline can take the itch away and that’s why some doctors will tell you that Milk of Magnesia is the most affective thing to rub on a hive to obtain some relief. Others swear by hydrocortisone creams which are generally available over the counter.

Other radical hive cures include massage treatment and acupressure. It is widely thought that stress and depression can trigger chronic hives and definitely make hives worse, so anything that may be done to de-stress will help.

Try massaging the trapezius muscle between the shoulder and neck because some doctors swear it’ll help relieve stress and may offer some relief from hives.

Chronic hives can also be a signal of a more significant condition that may need medical treatment. The hives could be suggestive that you’ve got an infection some other place in your body and they could also signal kidney or liver problems, leaky gut syndrome, as well as parasitical infections to name just a few.

While your doctor may not be able to offer you a magic cure for hives he or she will be able to offer you the relevant medical tests for possible underlying issues. Always best to get things checked if only to put your mind at rest.

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