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Homeopathy for Hives Treatment

Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy treatment for Hives.

The medical term for hive is urticaria. Hives are usually allergic reaction to food or medicine. These appear as raised, red, wheals on the surface of the skin. These are often itchy. Allergic reactions to a drug or food cause body to release chemicals that makes skin to swell up. Hives are very common they usually go away on their own. They can occur anywhere on the body and vary in size and shape they can be small like a mosquito or big like a dinner plate.

Causes of hives

  • Allergic reaction to drug, food, pollen
  • Insect or sting bite
  • Exercise
  • Sun exposure
  • Nervousness or stress
  • Inflammations caused by virus
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Infection such as mononucleosis
  • Illness like lupus, autoimmune disorder, leukemia)

Clinical features of hives

  • Wheals appear anywhere on surface of skin
  • Size small or large
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Puffiness
  • Burning sensation
  • Itching

Diagnosis of hives

Mainly depends upon clinical features

Complete blood count mainly done

Treatment of hives

Homeopathic treatment of hives – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat hives but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for hive’s treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of hives:

Apis Mel – head hives remedy. Worse by warmth in bed, itching and burning but no thirst, circumscribed swelling which may be red or pale with violent itching

Urtics Urens – this hives remedy should be given when Apis fails. It has the similar symptoms as in Apis, except it has frequent urination.

Pulsatilla Рthis hives remedy acts best in cases of hives of gastric origin.  Hives with vomiting and diarrhoea

Rhus Tox – excellent hives remedy for the cases in hives with burning and itching which is better in warmth and heat.

Dulcamara – remarkable hives remedy. Hives over whole body, itching , burns after scratches; worse in warmth, better in cold, rash before menses.

Other important hives remedies are: Arsenic Album, Radium Brom, Astacus, Natrum Mur and many other remedies.

Allopathic treatment – mainly include antihistamines, h2 receptor antagonists, tricyclic antidepressant.

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, visit: https://www.doctorbhatia.com/asha-homeopathy/

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