Do you have hives on your body and want to heal them naturally with remedies? Most of the time, its appearance is due to various environmental factors through contact with elements that cause allergies, hives or irritate our skin. If the hives are very widespread or if they itch excessively or hurt, it is best to see a doctor as soon as possible, because if it is a strong allergic reaction, possible anaphylactic shock must be prevented. Apart from following all the doctor’s advice, from UNCOMO we recommend that you read this article in which we are going to tell you the best home remedies for hives on the skin.
Causes of hives on the skin
When there is skin rash It is because an inflammatory reaction occurs and the body generates a substance called histamine that can cause us a lot of itching and inflammation of the affected area. There are many reasons why this type of marks can appear in the dermis of any part of the body. But it is very useful to know what could have been the origin of this reaction in each case to be able to treat the problem in a much faster and more effective way. So, these are the main causes of hives on the skin:
The bites cause our body to react with a localized inflammation due to the histamine that it releases and that generally also causes a lot of itching, irritation and even pain. They can be treated and sometimes even need strong medical treatment, but we will never make them disappear in a few hours, since they must go through the process of inflammation and de-inflammation until they heal, but they can be alleviated as we will see later.
Whether they are reactions from skin contact, from medications, from ingested food or from inhaled substances, allergies are dangerous since they not only produce a lot of itchy skin with hives, but also cause generalized inflammation that can lead to anaphylactic shock and for this reason you must go quickly to a medical center.
Urticaria is an inflammatory reaction on the skin due to the friction of an element that irritates the dermis a lot, sometimes it can be due to an allergy but it can also be due only to the irritating components of the substance. There are medicines for hives that a doctor can prescribe but it can also be alleviated, if it is mild, with the natural remedies that we will see later.
In these cases it is sometimes about hives on the skin without itching, but depending on various factors they may sting. Changes in the levels of hormones in the body produce reactions in the skin such as the appearance of pimples and temporary hives.
When we sweat because we are hot or we exert ourselves, it is normal for these marks to appear in some areas of the body, since sweat irritates the skin and dries it out as soon as it dries.
In the case of stress hives many times it is about hives on the skin that come and go increasing its presence, itching and irritation, looking a more reddish tone, at times when we have more anxiety or stress. But, as soon as we manage to calm down a little, these marks will reduce on their own as well as their symptoms.
These are the possible reasons that answer the question about “why do I get hives on my body“And if we detect these marks in the dermis and especially if they last several days, they hurt us, they are in a very extended area of the body or if they itch a lot and it is even hard not to scratch, in these cases it is best to go as soon as possible to the doctor so that he can indicate the most effective treatment. But in addition, he will surely indicate some things that we can do to alleviate the discomfort, such as the advice that you will see below and the different natural remedies for hives on the skin.
Aloe vera for hives and hives
A natural remedy widely used to heal wounds and treat skin conditions is the aloe vera or aloe vera. This plant is fleshy and the pulp it contains has very refreshing, moisturizing, soothing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, among many others, which make it a perfect remedy for relieve itching from hives, allergy or other problems and reduce hives.
If you are looking for a urticaria cream, dermatitis, bites, etc. to help you calm the discomfort, you just have to cut a leaf of this plant and remove the pulp or gel and apply it directly on the area with skin rash. It is advisable to let it cool a few minutes before in the fridge or freezer since with the effect of the cold it will deflate and relieve more.
Oatmeal for hives on the skin
If you have itchy bumps on the skin the best thing is to do oatmeal baths and for this it is better to use flour or oat bran. This cereal has a great capacity to relieve and soothe discomfort and skin conditions, making it a perfect home remedy to treat hives, whether due to allergies, bites or other factors.
To apply it, you can choose more than one method. As we have commented, oatmeal baths are very effective and to do so you only need to mix well in the warm water from the bathtub 1 cup oat bran And, if you do not have bran, we recommend that you first blend the oat flakes until you get powder, since this will be easier and more effective.
Another way is to mix the powder of this cereal with a soothing essential oil such as lavender or calendula, in a proportion of 200gr of oats for every 10 drops of essential oil, and apply the paste on the affected dermis. After 20 minutes it can already be removed with cold water.
Activated charcoal for hives
The activated or activated carbon It is a perfect element to reduce discomfort and itching on the skin due to the appearance of hives. The action of oxygen and other components contained in this charcoal help to treat this problem and even combat the pain that these marks can cause.
To do this natural remedy for hives on the skin you just have to buy the capsules in a pharmacy or a herbalist or herbalist. Prepare a little water, between 5 and 10 drops will be enough, to mix with 2 capsules or activated carbon tablets until you get a paste. Put it on the affected area of the skin, making sure it is well covered and let it act for a maximum of 30 minutes and then wash with plenty of cold water. You can use this natural remedy 2 or 3 times a day and from the first use you will notice great relief.
Medicinal plants for hives on the skin
You can take infusions prepared with some of these herbs, but the best ways to treat this problem on the skin is to apply the infusion topically directly to the affected area or make a paste with the powdered plants or with the crushed leaves and a little water. Some best medicinal plants to relieve hives on the skin are as follows:
- Green nettle (dried leaves)
You can make a bath with the infusion or apply the mixture with a paste texture 3-4 times a day at the beginning and as improvement is noticed and pain and itching are relieved, it is advisable to reduce 1 or 2 times a day until the hives disappear.
Baking soda paste to relieve hives on the skin
One of the best home remedies for hives on the body very itchy the sodium bicarbonate It can help you to greatly alleviate this feeling and prevent you from scratching nonstop, making the problem worse. You just have to mix 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate with another of water, since this will be more effective than applied alone, and form a paste that can be applied on skin with hives. You have to let the bicarbonate act between 10 and 20 minutes before removing it with plenty of cold water.
Another option is that in the Hot water from the bathtub let’s add 1/2 cup of baking soda of sodium and when it is well mixed and the water is no longer very hot we can submerge for maximum 30 minutes.
Tips to relieve itchy skin bumps
In addition to taking the medication prescribed by the doctor and using some natural remedies to relieve hives, we will have to follow some guidelines to relieve the discomfort of hives on the skin and prevent them from worsening and causing us more discomfort or secondary conditions:
- Avoid scratching to prevent injuries, scratches and wounds that can serve as entry for microorganisms that cause infections.
- Avoid baths and showers with hot water since the high temperature activates the circulation making the itch more intense. It is always better to use warm or cold water.
- Avoid tight clothing on the affected body part, so if we have hives on the legs better to wear shorts, dresses or skirts and if we have, for example, hives on the neck even if it’s cold, avoid wearing high collars, scarves, handkerchiefs, etc.
- Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, to maintain good hydration of the dermis.
- Use light moisturizers to maintain good skin condition.
- Use anti-allergy products.
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