Urticaria is caused by unknown reasons however some believe that this is a type of allergic reaction triggered by certain common or specific allergens. This reaction causes welts over skin which can be painful and burning, the welts can last up to weeks and there are host of things which can initiate this allergic reaction. The triggers of urticaria vary from foods to animal dander, medicines, medical conditions, metals and pollens. Home remedies for urticaria are ways to calm down symptoms of the problem and heal the welts over skin.
Home Remedies for Urticaria
Cold compresses are recommended as initial home remedies for urticaria; if this has occurred due to mild reasons, cold compresses can provide immense relief. Soak a towel in cold water and apply over affected part, let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes and reapply. Repeat these compresses two-three times in a day. If welts are spread all over the body, take a dip in tub full of cold water.
Take a teaspoon of licorice roots and add to a cup of water. Boil the mixture for few minutes and allow it to cool down. When mixture is bearably warm, strain, and adds a teaspoon or two of honey and consume. Two-three cups of this tea regularly in a day provide immense relief from the problem.
You can also try a cup of chamomile tea, add two teaspoons of dried chamomile to a cup of water and boil, let it boil for few minutes and later allow the mixture to come to normal temperature, add honey if needed after straining. Drink this cup of tea at night before going to bed regularly it will heal the welt faster and calm down allergic reaction in the body.
Prepare a paste of holy basil leaves. Collect 10 to 15 leaves or more if you need to spread them over larger area and put them in a sieve. Take some water in a bowl and boil it, put sieve containing holy basil leaves over the bowl so that it does not touch the water but get the steam of it. Move the leaves in the sieve so that all the leaves get evenly steamed. Take them out and grind them to form a paste. Apply this paste over affected part and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. On regular use this works as one of the best home remedies for urticaria.
Take a cup of oatmeal powder and add some water to form a paste. Spread this paste over affected part and let it stay for 20 to 25 minutes. Later wash off with plain water. If you wish you can add two cups of oatmeal powder to a bathtub full of warm water and take a relaxing bath, repeat these regularly to gain relief. Oatmeal provides couple of these wonderful methods for urticaria.
Drinking few cups of green tea in the day regularly have also been found as potent home remedies for urticaria. You can also apply fresh aloe vera gel over affected part few times in a day to gain relief.
Take two inch long piece of crushed ginger and add to a cup of water. Boil the mixture for few minutes and add a teaspoon of honey when mixture is bearably warm. Strain and drink, repeat few cups in a day these are wonderful remedies for urticaria. You can also try turmeric powder by adding a teaspoon of it to a glass of warm milk or water. Drink at least two glasses in a day to gain relief.
Prepare a paste by adding two cups of oatmeal and one cup of cornstarch and add some water to the mixture and form a paste by mixing them. Apply this paste over affected part and let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat this remedy twice in a day regularly to heal the welts on skin this too is one of the best home remedies for urticaria.
You can also use cornstarch with baking soda to gain relief from the symptoms of urticaria. Add a half cup of cornstarch and a cup of baking soda to a bath tub full of warm water. Stir the tub water and take a relaxing bath for 20 minutes. Later wash off with a shower and repeat this remedy one more time during the day. On regular use this too works as one of the very effective home remedies for urticaria.
Apply mustard oil over affected part and let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes, later wash off with warm water and repeat the remedy two three times in a day. Pure mustard oil works as one of the best home remedies for urticaria. You can also drink a mixture of water and salt by adding two teaspoons of salt to a glass of warm water to curb the symptoms occurring due to food allergy or intolerance.
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