Urticaria (Hives) and Homeopathy
Urticaria (hives)/ nettle rash refers to a group of disorders in which red patches and weal occur on the skin. The release of chemicals from mast cells in the skin causes small blood vessels to leak and results in tissue swelling. The weal can be few millimeters or several centimeters in diameter, colored white or red, often surrounded by red flare and frequently itchy. Each weal may last a few minutes or several hours,, and may change shape. Weals may be round or form rings, a map like pattern or giant patches.
The surface weals may be acompanied by deeper swelling of eyelids, lips, hands and elsewhere.
Generalized Urticaria (hives)/ nettle rash is often classified according to how long it has been present.
Acute Urticaria is one of the recent onset (hours, days or few weeks).
Chronic Urticaria has persisted for several months or years.
The main cause is generally allergy may be due to:
- Medicine; most often an antibiotic, but may other drug have been reported.
- Food; tiny amount of fish, eggs, nuts or chocolate and bee or wasp stings.
- Skin contact with a pollen allergen.
- Infection Including sinusitis, helicobacter(a cause of stomach ulcers), dental abbesses and thrush.
- Serum sickness due to blood transfusion, viral infections on medicines
Chronic urticaria is most often due to autoimmune disease( allergy to one`s self), and may be associated with other autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease.
Homeopathic Treatment for Urticaria (Hives)*
Treatments for Urticaria / Hives include homeopathy medicines, ointments and special soap which certainly smoothens the skin and it will add luster and softness to your complexion.
Consult a Qualified Homeopathy Doctor for the appropriate treatment. For chronic & acute conditions patient needs constitutional treatment to reduce the recurrence of attacks and to build resistance & immunity which will lead the treatment towards cure in short span of period.
According to your symptoms homeopath will give you one of the following remedy to subside your acute phase.
Self medication is not advisable.
Homeopathic Medicines/Remedies for Urticaria (Hives)
Acid Sulph, Antim crud, Apis mel, Ars Alb, Bovista, Dulcamara, Ferrum Phos, Kali mur, Hepar sulph, Hydrastis, Nat mur, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Rhus tox, Sepia, Sulphur, Thyroidinum, Tuberculinum , Urtica urence etc.