Hives are an outbreak of bumps on your skin without warning. Hives happen when a chemical called histamine releases during an allergic reaction to insect stings, medicine, or even ingredients found in certain foods. These bumps can pop out on any part of your body. This reaction can last for hours, or even a day and then disappear.
For mild cases, you may want to try a home remedy to help cope with the irritation or even help them disappear.
A simple wet cloth or ice pack for relief.
Aloe vera lotion cools the skin, stops itching, and reduces inflammation.
Pineapples have an effective anti-inflammatory properties that help stop the irritation of hives.
Soak in a cold bath to ease the discomfort of hives-do not take a hot bath, which will only cause more irritation.
Chamomile tea can help reduce stress while having a breakout.
Turn on the air conditioner when working or sleeping to create a more comfortable environment.
Do not wear heavy clothing that can brush against the bumps. Wear lightweight clothes during the breakout.
Treat hives by drinking one cup of green tea a couple of times a day.
Soothe itching with an oatmeal bath. Add oats to your bath, making sure that you use powder form to not clog up bath drains.
Grind around ½ pound of fresh ginger and add to one gallon of hot water. Wait for the blend to simmer for about 10 minutes. Add mixture to bath water and soak for 30 minutes.
Eat plenty of raw parsley to slow down histamine that causes hives.
Soothe hives by applying lavender essential oil directly to itching skin.
Calamine lotion is a popular lotion to use for itching of hives, poison ivy, and other itching reactions.
Milk of Magnesia
Apply milk of magnesia to hives to reduce itching.
Medicinenet, Hives. March 15, 2012