Saturday, April 12, 2014



They itch and show up as large, red blotchy areas on the skin.

The skin demonstrated its allergic reaction to something by presenting us with hives. Special cells release histamine and this make blood vessel leak fluid into the deepest layers of the skin. The result: itchy wheals that may stay with you for hours or minutes and sometimes in the most annoying places.

  • Over the counter antihistamines are good and they are found in cold and hay fever preparation but watch out they make you sleepy.
  • Cold compresses will take the swelling and itching down but it is only temporary. Try an ice cube rubbed directly on the wheal.’
  • Calamine lotion will temporarily relieve the itching.
  • Take some time to track down the cause and then avoid it all costs in the future. If it is something you can’t avoid take an antihistamine before exposure, if you can.

Hives Treatment by Nature

  • In a tiny cup, add a couple drops of water with baking soda then stir it until you achieve a paste substance. Spread this paste on your hives to help soothe the irritation and also to relieve the redness as well.
  • If you have tartar cream of tartar in your kitchen, it can greatly help to relax the itchiness of your hives. Research has proven that tartar slowly eliminates the inflammation of the skin which causes the hives. Make a simple paste and apply it all over your hives.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon with any type of vinegar you have with a full tablespoon of water. Afterwards, apply this mixture all over your hives using tissue or a cotton ball to help soothe the itchiness or pain.
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  • Old Chinese folk remedies on hives have proven that simply boiling one-quarter cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of fresh ginger with three-quarters cup of vinegar can instantly lessen the irritation of your hives. Mix a bit of this mixture with warm water to slowly eliminate the inflammation.