What is urticaria
Urticaria is the clinical name of a condition otherwise popularly known as hives. It is a skin condition that occurs on account of an infection due to some allergens. It generally results due to Hepatitis B / Epstein-Barr viruses. Sometimes it can also result on account of a bacterial infection. Clinical investigation and research, has indisputably linked chronic hives with candida albicans.
Usually, urticaria results from an allergic reaction that prompts secretion of histamines. The secretion of histamines invariably results in skin inflammation that leads to itching / swelling / tenderness. This condition can affect significant distress though, it does not lead to the injury / damage of any vital organ. The skin is a vital component of the excretory apparatus. It works in tandem with the other organs to flush out the toxic wastes from the body. Urticaria is a natural reaction that indicates invasion of the body by an alien substance. This alien substance though, is not required to enter the system physically to result in urticaria. Just a contact with the offending substance is sufficient. The offending substance could be in form of bathing products / certain chemicals / branded foods / etc. used innocently, which triggers urticaria.
The seriousness of urticaria varies with individuals and circumstances. It might result from a mere contact with or an extensive exposure to the offending substance. Generally, chemicals are the chief reason responsible for the condition. It might result from pesticides / fragrant products / room fresheners or from stress / alcohol / nervous issues / etc. However, home remedies could boost the immunity and treat urticaria.
How can urticaria be treated with home remedies
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also acts as an antihistamine. It facilitates the circulation and cleans the inflammatory wastes. It is known to treat an itch and other allergic outcomes of urticaria.
Turmeric contains a substance called circumin. It is an effectual natural antihistamine an antioxidant that treats urticaria. It enables the natural anti-inflammatory corticosteroids in the system and additionally, detoxifies the liver.
Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that significantly reduces the allergic response and treats urticaria by managing skin irritation. It yields rapid results and may also be dabbed directly on the affected skin.
– Aloe vera
Aloe vera extract soothes an injured skin. It cools the skin, decreases the inflammation, and forms a protective layer. It treats urticaria by reducing the itch / pain / tenderness. Taken internally, it boosts the immunity and facilitates excreting inflammatory toxins.
Echinacea is an effective anti-inflammatory that decreases allergen sensitivity, insect stings / bites. It enables the drainage of lymph and regulates & normalizes an overactive immunity. Additionally, it is also an antiviral and an antibacterial substance.
Goldenseal is a soothing herb prescribed for treating various skin disorders, including urticaria. It relieves the swelling and the itching associated with the condition. Additionally, it facilitates detoxification of the stomach, gall bladder and liver.
Licorice is an antiviral, an antihistamine and a natural anti-inflammatory agent that raises the level of cortisones. It is known to boost the immunity and manage stress / anxiety. It can also be used as a lotion or consumed as a tea.
Nettle is a natural antihistamine and an anti-inflammatory that also has astringent effects. It effectively decreases the swelling associated with urticaria. Additionally, it facilitates the removal of inflammatory wastes and is a diuretic.
Quercetin is a powerful antihistamine and a bioflavonoid substance. It treats urticaria by reducing the incidence of inflammation. Additionally, it contributes to the integrity of the capillaries and treats allergies such as hay fever.