Treatment for hives at home: preparing an effective means
Hello, dear readers. Almost every third person on the planet suffers from various allergic diseases, the list including the hives.
There are acute forms of illness that require hospital treatment, but most often the symptoms and signs of disease easily cured at home.
And how to get rid of hives at home, and whether effective kind of therapy? Let’s take a closer look at this problem.
Treatment with medication
First and foremost, treatment for hives at home involves the intake of various drugs that are able to eliminate the main symptoms of the disease, such as antihistamines and sorbents.
Antihistamines ease itching, burning, relieve swelling, redness. They are administered to both adults and children in all types of urticaria, as it is an allergic condition.
As a rule, these medicines 2 or 3 generation do not cause drowsiness (Zyrtec, Cethrin, etc.). The dose is calculated individually based on the age and weight of the patient. Drugs can be in the form of tablets and drops for a more comfortable reception.
Sorbents are needed in order to rid your body of toxins (i.e. allergens). For this fit an ordinary activated carbon, Enterosgel, Polisorb.
In the complex you can take vitamins to support the immune system, because hives can occur due to a weakened immune system.
If the rash progresses, you may be prescribed a course of Diphenhydramine. The only thing it writes only a doctor (at the pharmacy, it cannot be sold without a prescription) and it is suitable for treatment of the disease only adults.
In the case of the acute form will have to take hormonal medications (corticosteroids). Sometimes the disease is accompanied by increased body temperature. In this case, you can take paracetamol (children syrup).
To remove the swelling with skin redness and rash, prescribed a hormonal or non-hormonal ointments, such as Fenistil, Advantan Loridan C, zinc ointment, La-Cree.
For this purpose you can use decoctions of herbs (as compresses, lotions or foot baths).
This method of treatment is excellent for eliminating the symptoms of urticaria in pregnant women, nursing mothers, and in children, especially in infants because the medications in these ages. The only water treatment is not necessary to spend more than 20 minutes a day.
Folk remedies to help you
There are times when a person is unable or unwilling to seek help from doctors. This usually occurs with chronic urticaria or mild form of the disease.
In this case to cure the disease by using folk recipes used for generations.
Rash and redness appear due to the expansion of blood vessels. To resolve this symptom, you can resort to rubbing of ice cubes. Note, for kids any kind of rubbing is contraindicated.
You can use a lotion of camphor oil menthol. Simultaneously with rubbing, even according to the opinions of our ancestors, it is useful to take some milk of magnesia or baking soda (everyone’s on the tip of a knife).
With such a complex therapy positive effects you will notice very quickly. But it should be done no more than 3 times a day.
If you have dry and itchy skin, then a great moisturizing will serve as douche a couple of times a day. Better at this time, no sports activity, because sweat also causes itching, and the hives it will only aggravate the situation.
If this is not possible, then after a workout take a bath with oatmeal. These flakes are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
They will relieve itching and swelling. Just remember, bath should not be hot, only warm. The procedure should not exceed 20 minutes.
Effective recipes for the treatment of
Even our grandmothers knew how to treat illness with a variety of herbs, roots and decoctions. They still are very popular, as it does not contain chemical additives, antibiotics and synthetic vitamins. Now we will describe some of these methods.
Soothe your skin with the decoction of dried mint (4 tsp per 250 ml of boiling water). The mixture was infused for hours and is taken three times a day 50-60 ml.
Suitable for adults alcohol tincture with nettle in the ratio of 0.5 vodka 2 tbsp dry or fresh nettle. All this mix up, put in dry place for one week, Express the residue and drink a small spoon a couple of times a day before meals.
As the compresses are ideal specially prepared dough (a pound of flour, warm water, 100 grams of Artemisia). Knead the dough and leave for 40 minutes, then apply to the affected blistered skin. Residues wash off with warm water.
Excellent anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect has celery. To treat hives grate the celery root on a grater, squeeze through cheesecloth and drink before meals several times a day for a small spoon.
You can take the beetroot, cut it into thin wedges, put in a 2 liter jar and pour warm water. Insist the mixture for weeks. Its good to wipe the blisters and ingest 1 small spoon.
If you have an itchy rash, it is a good idea to RUB the skin raw potatoes. You can also cut it into slices and apply on the affected areas during the day for half an hour.
Excellent anti-inflammatory properties of oregano. Take a pound of this plant, pour boiling water 5 liters, insist for one and a half hours. All of this poured into the bath and lie for 15-20 minutes.
None of the above methods will not help if you do not follow a special diet. To symptoms do not occur you need to avoid citrus fruits, nuts, fried, fatty, spicy food, eggs, sweets, food preservation.
You can safely eat a variety of vegetable oils, salted fish, cereals, vegetables and fruits. In fact, the list of permitted foods is much higher prohibited, so you can not worry that you have to give up a lot.
Most importantly, avoid alcoholic beverages and Smoking.
Prevention of urticaria
As you can see, all the above methods can easily be used to treat the disease at home. You should also follow preventive measures that will help prevent relapses.
If you have cold urticaria, cold season dress warmly, and exposed skin with protective cream treat.
In solar urticaria try not to go outside between 12 to 16 hours. Clothes choose light colors and natural materials. In marine form of the disease try to reduce the shower to a couple minutes.
Of course, it is difficult to follow all these rules, but such a way of life adjust.
If the same negligent attitude to their health, hives can develop into a chronic disease with acute relapses until the angioedema and anaphylactic shock. Do you need it? We think not. Be healthy!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)