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What are home remedies that may ease hives?

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Some things you probably have at home can help with the symptoms that make your hives unpleasant.

Oatmeal baths: A cup of uncooked oatmeal in a bath can soothe itching and ease pain. Make sure it's a cool bath. If it's too hot, the water can make that itching and swelling hang around.

Turmeric powder: A member of the ginger family, this main ingredient in curry can ease inflammation and help heal wounds. You can use it to add flavor to fish, meat, rice, vegetables, and pasta. Go easy, though. Too much can make you dizzy or nauseous.

Aloe vera lotion: It's a source of vitamin E, which your skin needs to be healthy. It can also reduce the itching your hives can bring.

From: Alternative Medicine for Hives WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chronic hives (urticaria)," "Relief From Persistent Itching and Scratching," "Hives and Angioedema."

American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Hives (Urticaria)."

PubMed Central: "Management of Difficult Urticaria."

Natural Remedies: "Hives." 

HealWithFood.org: "Best Foods to Eat for Hives Relief."

Gerson Institute: "8 Natural Remedies for Itchy and Irritated Skin."

Heal With Food: "Best Foods to Eat for Hives Relief."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chronic hives (urticaria)," "Relief From Persistent Itching and Scratching," "Hives and Angioedema."

American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Hives (Urticaria)."

PubMed Central: "Management of Difficult Urticaria."

Natural Remedies: "Hives." 

HealWithFood.org: "Best Foods to Eat for Hives Relief."

Gerson Institute: "8 Natural Remedies for Itchy and Irritated Skin."

Heal With Food: "Best Foods to Eat for Hives Relief."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 23, 2019

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