Hives, also known as urticaria, are welts on the skin’s surface that are generally circular with a pale center and a red halo. They can appear anywhere on a person’s body which includes, but is not limited to the face, torso, arms, and legs and sometimes even inside of a person’s mouth or ears. Stress, food allergies, physical pressure, cold, and sunlight are some of the major reasons for the appearance of hives on our skin. In this article, we will cover three natural remedies for hives. Let’s have a look at them.
One of the most effective home remedies is taking an oatmeal bath for hives. Since oats contain natural high salicylic acid, it has the ability to provide relief from skin inflammation. To take the oatmeal bath, all you have to do is to add a couple of uncooked cups of oats into a cheesecloth or stocking. After placing the oats in the cheesecloth, use a rubber band to tie it so that the oats will remain in place.
After you have tied the cheesecloth, place it under the running water in your bathtub. However, make sure the water is neither too cold nor hot, extreme water temperature could aggravate your hives outbreak even more, but the water should be warm. Taking a bath from this oatmeal infused water will help to get rid of skin hives and the irritation of itching, burning and any visible hives rash.
Baking Soda Paste
Another treatment for hives is to create a baking soda paste. You can do so by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with some water to make a paste – make sure the water is cold. After you have created the paste, you can apply it on the affected area for a calming and soothing effect. Let the paste dry completely before are rinsing it off. Using this paste can help to treat skin hives and prevent new ones from erupting. Since baking soda is part of natural mineral natron, it contains a huge amount of sodium bicarbonate. Therefore, it is perfect to be used as a general cleanser and soother for our skin and an easy way to get rid of hives.
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Apple Cider Vinegar boasts of antihistamine properties, which can help to provide relief from inflammation and an excellent hives treatment. Moreover, it can also help to regulate and strengthen the immune system response of our bodies. Apple cider vinegar is known to boost the health of our skin; therefore, taking an apple cider vinegar bath is an excellent example of how to treat hives.
In order to take apple cider vinegar bath, you need to add two cups of apple cider vinegar into your bathtub that is filled with warm water. You can also use apple cider vinegar in an equal amount of water. Use this mixture to wash the part of the body where hives have appeared at least twice or three a day.
There you go, now that you are aware of three methods on how to get rid of hives, there is one more option that is easier, faster and less messy then an oatmeal bath, baking soda paste or an apple cider vinegar bath combined…