Natural Hives Remedies You Should Know About

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When it comes to natural hives remedies, you must first understand what causes hives to occur. Hives are caused when the chemical histamine is released when you come into contact with something you are allergic to.

There are several symptoms of hives that need to be mentioned as well. These include swelling and itchy pink lesions on your body, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing. What can cause these hives to occur are hereditary factors, allergies, and exposure to extreme heat or cold.

Natural hives remedies include using herbal tea to treat them. You can drink passionflower, chamomile, or peppermint tea to de-stress and make your symptoms ease somewhat. Also, 1/2 cup cornstarch along with 1/2 cup baking soda added to a bathtub filled about halfway with warm water at least once a day will help with the itching. Aloe vera gel added to the area where the hives occur two times a day will also help your itching and make your skin heal better.

If you take cayenne pepper capsules, zinc, or vitamins C or E, this will also give you some relief. The main issue is to know what is causing the hives to occur so that you can eliminate this factor from your diet or environment. This makes it much easier to battle the hives.

Cool compresses may help provide pain and itch relief. Calamine lotion will help you ease the itching. Milk of magnesia is also an excellent help for itch relief since it is alkaline. Another not as well known remedy is acupressure. You can find the trapezius muscle between your neck and shoulder; putting pressure there should take care of the hives.

Other remedies include taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl to clear up the allergies. You can try a milk compress; the cool milk will feel good on your skin and you can try this for about 15 minutes each time. An oatmeal bath may help with the itching. Another remedy involves making a poultice of crushed leaves of chickweed.

Others have found that a paste of water and cream of tartar applied to the hives until it dries is helpful. Then you would make another paste and apply it. If you brew the leaves and bark of red alder into a powerful tea, this is a good remedy for hives. Another is to use the leaves of black nightshade and apply to the skin.

There are many natural hives remedies. Just remember that if your symptoms get too extreme, or you have problems breathing, you should see a doctor immediately or even go to the emergency room of your hospital.

How to Cure Chronic Hives – 8 Tips For Treating Chronic Urticaria Naturally

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Dealing With Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, also known more commonly as Hives is an allergic reaction to one or more allergens which may never become apparent hence the word idiopathic (reason unknown).

Urticaria-A Quick Description

Symptoms of the condition vary in appearance and size, for example urticaria hives can be round and resemble small bumps or nettle rash, or they manifest as rings or big patches which can resemble ring worm. These swelling or rings often grow and swell into one another, in numerous cases the swelling may grow particularly to the head area, this is often a secondary more serious condition called Angioedema (angioedema is a swelling deeper in the derma or skin). Hives can occur on most parts of the body and in several cases the entire body, however urticaria does not usually affect the palms of the hand or the soles of the feet. The exception to that being pressure or vibratory urticaria.

The term chronic describes the variation of the skin condition which has become ongoing or re-occurring and is usually categorised as chronic after being apparent for a term of two to six weeks. Many chronic urticaria sufferers suffer with the condition for years with daily outbreaks, myself included.

Simple Allergy or Life Altering Condition

It’s fair to say the traditional medicine is lagging behind with any sustainable relief for sufferers of chronic idiopathic urticaria, and I guess that’s because most people view the condition as nothing more than an allergy.

It is true to say that simple acute cases of urticaria (hives) are indeed a simple allergic reaction, studies indicate that most people will at some time in their life experience symptoms of urticaria, and for such cases a short dose of antihistamine or a quick jab of cortisone will usually do the trick, but not so for chronic urticaria sufferers.

A lifetime of Daily Antihistamine is Not The Answer

Taking Non-sedating antihistamines, including Allegra, Claritin, Clarinex, and Zyrtec, are all well and good for acute symptoms of Urticaria but as explained they offer little or only short term relief for chronic idiopathic sufferers. Having been a long term urticaria sufferer myself is looked high and low for some effective relief and for any of you in the same position you may find some of the following natural methods helpful in relieving your urticaria symptoms:

8 Natural Tips For Treating Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

  • Take a high dose of Vitamin D (use d2), this is the nutrient the skin absorbs through sun light, dosage should be left to the individual, but as a hint I use quite a high dose.
  • Reduce swelling by using cold packs or ice packs ( if their straight out of the freezer wrap them in a towel before you place on skin.
  • Calamine lotion applied to the area will help some, this tends to be more affective for the smaller more common hives, mine tend to be the rings and deeper swelling so calamine doesn’t work that great for me.
  • Cats Claw (not a real cat’s claw), actually it’s a herb or root or something?, anyway you can get it in supplement form, & it does reduce the swelling or at least speeds everything up.
  • Herbal teas can be good, even if you just use them instead of your normal tea or coffee when your experiencing an attack of urticaria. I believe the reason is because they contain natural antioxidants. Green tea is also used to reduce swelling (inflammation)
  • Vitamin C is often referred to as offering relief to urticaria sufferers, I cant be sure if that’s the case but I take it anyway as it can only be a good thing.
  • Aloe Vera gel, Peanut or Vitamin E oils are also widely used to offer some relief, if my memory serves me, your supposed to apply your chosen liquid twice daily.
  • Keeping a diet sheet is something you should consider, although this isn’t technically a hives remedy it can help you distinguish specific allergens which may be the cause of of trigger of your chronic urticaria. Just keep a list of the food and drink you consume over a period which might end at an episode, then you can check back and see which items might be at fault. Try cutting one thing at a time to see if it helps and reduces the frequency of urticaria attacks.

How To Stop Having Urticaria Outbreaks

This is obviously just a small list of natural methods of addressing chronic idiopathic urticaria, without doubt the best outcome for all of us is to not have the constant outbreaks in the first place.. But How.

Although Urticaria seems to be an allergic reaction and to all intense and purposes it is, it’s also true to say that the reason for your body reacting to certain allergens in such an aggressive and unsightly manner is largely due to underlying issues.

What Is Anxiety?

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Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.

People often experience a general state of worry or fear before confronting something challenging such as a test, examination, recital, or interview. These feelings are easily justified and considered normal. Anxiety is considered a problem when symptoms interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or otherwise function. Generally speaking, anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation.

Anxiety disorders can be classified into several more specific types. The most common are briefly described below.

Untreated anxiety usually turn in to  depression and if untreated it can become a DEEP depression.