What is Urticaria?

You probably know this disorder by its more common name: hives. This allergic skin rash erupts in irregularly shaped, raised, red, flat-topped itching patches that appear suddenly and then wax and wane. When you develop urticaria, it is usually because you've been around something, eaten or drunk something, taken medication, been bitten by something, or breathed in something you are allergic to. But this same kind of skin rashing can come from sun exposure, from temperature extremes (such as a very hot shower), and occasionally from stress. The cause behind the development of the hives is the release of the histamine into the skin. Refer to Allergies for more information about histamine and its role in allergic symptoms.

UrticariaBecause urticaria may precede more serious allergic problems, such as swelling in your breathing passages and severe low blood pressure, you should always consult with your physician about the appearance of this kind of rash. Although there are specific medications that your physician may prescribe to help combat an outbreak of hives, nutrition can also help. Let's take a look at what you can do in.

Urticaria Herbal remedies

• Apply aloe vera gel directly to the hives.

•  Alfalfa, cat's claw, chamomile, echinacea, ginseng, licorice, nettle, sarsaparalla, and yellow dock can relieve the discomfort of hives. Caution: Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, and avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed. Do not use ginseng or licorice if you have high blood pressure.

Dosages may vary, depending on the duration and severity of your symptoms. Follow package directions, or consult a qualified herbal practitioner.

What makes Urticaria worse?

• Continued exposure to any substance you are allergic to will, of course, keep the urticaria going. It is sometimes quite difficult to figure out what's causing the hives, and so you might want to consult an allergy specialist to perform some skin and blood testing to help you narrow your list of suspects. Once you know what to avoid, your course is simple.

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