Urticaria (Hives)

Urticaria is also known as hives. It is a skin disorder involving red circular hives/wheals, or raised welts. Hives lasting less than 6 weeks are considered to be acute, not chronic. It is generally viewed as an allergic response, autoimmune disorder or stress related disorder. The causes of chronic urticaria can be difficult to diagnose with only a few good tests available at this time.
Urticaria can be caused by a rather large number of things most of which are related to allergies, autoimmune disorders and histamine reactions. It is usually triggered by allergies to food, such as shellfish, nuts, strawberries, chocolates, and other things like feathers, animal hair, and cosmetics. Reactions to medications such as penicillin, aspirin, ibuprofen, and morphine are also causes. Others are insect bites, heat, cold, skin pressure, and infections such as Hepatitis B.

List of Urticaria (Hives) Treatments:

Homeopathy (Homeopathic Formulas)

The purpose of homeopathy’s system of medicine is to provide stimulation for the body to recover its natural health and balance.  Unlike with conventional allergy shots in immunotherapy or taking antihistamines to relieve symptoms, homeopathy treats the disease with very small quantities of an agent that will produce the same symptoms as the disease when given to a healthy individual.  Continue reading…


Feingold Diet etc. (Avoiding Food Additives)

The Feingold diet is based on the theory that certain foods and food additives should be eliminated from an individual’s diet to improve overall health and behavioral patterns as well as their learning abilities.  Continue reading…


EpiPen (Epinephrine (Adrenaline))

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a natural hormone released in times of stress, during exercise, and in response to low blood sugar.  It conditions the body to be prepared for strenuous activity or life-threatening situations.  Continue reading…


Avoidance Diet

Undiagnosed food allergies are believed to cause many common health complaints and diseases.  The only way to identify someone’s food sensitivities is by letting them undergo an allergy avoidance diet.  Continue reading…


Deltasone, Orasone etc. (Prednisone)

Prednisone is a corticosteroid taken orally that works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing the activity of the immune system with similar effects like other corticosteroids. Continue reading…


Adapin, Sinequan (Doxepin)

Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety.  Doxepin has mood enhancement properties to fight the patient’s depression.  It also contains a sedative that works for those with insomnia with marked restlessness and nervousness.   Continue reading…


Claritin etc. (Loratadine)

Claritin (loratadine) is one of the most popularly prescribed antihistamines and is available over-the-counter.  It prevents sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, itching and watering of the eyes in those with allergic rhinitis.  Continue reading…


Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)

Aloe Vera is known to be used as an aid in treating allergic skin conditions like hives and eczema when applied topically. Because of its anti-inflammatory capacity Aloe Vera may help in reducing inflammation and easing pain. Continue reading…


Zyrtec etc. (Cetirizine)

Cetirizine, which is sold under the trade name, Zyrtec, is a non-sedating second generation antihistamine.  An antihistamine prevents sneezing, wheezing, itching of the nasal passages, and itching of the eyes caused by allergic symptoms.  Continue reading…


Atarax, Vistaril (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride)

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine used mainly to treat anxiety disorder and tension and, in combination with some other medications, to treat anxiety resulting from physical illness.  Continue reading…


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