Hives are red itchy bumps that pop up on the skin, mainly as a result of allergy to food or medicine. Bumps creation is the result of the body chemicals production. People prone to allergies will mostly have hives compared to other people. In addition to allergies hives may occur as a result of infection and stress.
Hives can occur on any part of the body in the form of red and swollen parts of the skin that can range from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter. It can be in the form of circles, rings, patches or red high-edged lesions. The most common causes of hives are fish, additives, nuts, flavorings, dairy products, preservatives, penicillin and Aspirin. In addition to these elements, hives can occur as a consequence of fever, insect bites, stress and pressure on the skin.
Hives is the result of releasing fluid from capillaries into surrounding tissue. This phenomenon is manifested as limited circle changes on the skin that may leak fluid. When the body absorbs dropped liquid from the epidermis, a hives passes. It is characteristic for hives that when it is pressed, skin blanches which is opposed to bruising.
There are several ways to remove the hive in a natural way. Oatmeal is the most effective natural substance for removing hives. There are various ways for its use, independent or combined with other natural substances. One way is to mix oatmeal with boiling water. When cooled, the mixture applies to the hive by cotton pads for a few days.
Also, two cups of oatmeal and three tablespoons of corn starch can be mixed, and then the mixture should mix with water to obtain a compact mass. This mixture should be applied on the hive and leave to act for 15-30 minutes. This remedy is so efficient that removes the hive for a few hours.
Additionally, bath enriched with corn starch and oatmeal can significantly speed up the elimination of hives.
Liniment milk of magnesia has multiple effects on the hive, because in addition to its removal, this method immediately removes irritating itch.
Since hives can be provoked by stress, drinking tea from herbal sedatives can be very helpful in their removal. It is recommended drinking mint, chamomile, catnip, and valerian and passionflower tea.
The best known plant that is directly applied to the hive is chickweed. It’s leaves squashes and applies by compresses to the hive. Also, a paste of tartar cream and water can be applied to the hive. When this mixture dries and starts to crown, it is necessary to crown the old layer and replaced by a new.