Archive for the ‘Hives’ Category


Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

What Are Hives?

Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised welts that are found on the skin. They may be red and painful to touch. In most cases, hives are caused by an adverse reaction to medication or an allergic reaction to an irritant.

What Causes Hives?

Hives are usually caused by an allergic reaction to something that you have encountered or swallowed. When you are having an allergic reaction, your body begins to release histamines into your blood. Histamines are chemicals your body produces in an attempt to defend itself against infection and other outside intruders. Unfortunately, in some people, the histamines can cause swelling, itching, and many of the symptoms that are experienced with hives. In terms of allergens, hives can be caused by factors such as pollen, medications, animal dander, and insect bites.

It should be noted that hives might also be caused by circumstances besides allergies.

Who Is at Risk?

People who are known to have allergies are more likely to get hives. You may also be at risk to develop hives if you are on medication or if you are unknowingly exposed to things you may be allergic to, such as food or experiencing hay fever.

What Do Hives Look Like?

The most noticeable symptom associated with hives is the welts that appear on the skin. Welts may be red but can also be the same color as your skin. They can be small and round, ring-shaped, or large and of random shape. Hives are usually itchy, and tend to appear in batches on the affected part of the body. They can grow larger, change shape, and spread.

Homeopathic remedies for urticaria hives

• Apis.
• Arsenicum album.
• Bovista.
• Chloral hydrate.
• Dulcamara.
• Formica rufa.
• Hepar sulphur.
• Nat.mur.
• Nux vomica.
• Pulsatilla.
• Rhus toxicodendron.
• Sepia.
• Sulphur.
• Urtica urens.