Apply cold compress for the care and relief of Hives
Effectiveness: 4.0Popularity: 81
Why it works: The cold shrinks the blood vessels, which decreases blood supply to the skin. The cold also reduces itching and makes hives disappear by dousing the flames of heat.
How it works: Cold shrinks the blood vessels and blocks further release of histamine. To further relieve itching, add colloidal oatmeal (such as Aveeno) to the bathwater and soak in it for 10 to 15 minutes.
The self cure remedy of Apply cold compress for the care and relief of Hives has an effectiveness score of 4.0 and a popularity score of 81 on the self-cure system.