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Hives are also called cynanche trachealis. Hives are an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins. These welts can be 5 mm (0.2 inches) in diameter or more, itch severely, and often have a pale border. They can appear anywhere on the body including the face, lips, tongue, throat, or ears. Severe allergic reaction can cause death from anaphylactic shock. Crops of hives may appear several times a day, they may even last for weeks and sometimes longer.

In a teaspoon of olive oil, add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract. Apply this mixture over the affected area. This solves a dual purpose - reduces itching as well as heals hives.
  • Olive oil
  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Avoid food like eggs, strawberries, berries, peanuts, nuts, chocolates, cheese, tomatoes, soy products, shellfish and many more. Find out the food that is allergic to you and avoid having it.
  • People who experience symptoms of hives such as tightness in throat, wheezing, and shortness of breath and face swelling should call the health care providers.
  • For a few days, eat foods that you think won't make you breakout. Slowly add other foods back into your diet, watching for a response.
  • One should avoid heat if having hives. The heat worsens the case of hives. If you want to go out, cover your hives and then go.
Other Remedies
  • A cold infusion of chickweed or chamomile may help to relieve itching, while herbs such as yarrow, golden seal, gentian and chamomile are recommended for improving the function of liver and digestive system. Thereby it may also help in treating the hives.
  • A person suffering from hives should take an ice cold shower or bath and after that sit in front of a fan at high speed for at least five minutes. This will help him get rid of hives and will also given him some instant relief.
  • By dabbing milk of magnesia on the lesions, provides some relief. As milk of magnesia is an alkaline solution, it helps in removing the irritating itchy sensation.
  • Person's suffering from hives may drink a tea made with a couple of teaspoons of powdered stinging nettles (you may also add some honey and/or lemon to it for flavor). This will prevent hives.
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