Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Hives


Hives, a.k.a. urticaria, is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques (wheals) on the skin that appear suddenly - either as a result of the body's reaction to certain allergens, or for unknown reasons.

Hives usually cause itching, but may also burn or sting. They can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, lips, tongue, throat, or ears. Hives vary in size (from a pencil eraser to a dinner plate), and may join together to form larger areas known as plaques. They can last for hours, or up to one day before fading.


Apply baking soda  Popularity: 111  Effectiveness: 3.9  
Drink or apply aloe vera juice  Popularity: 88  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Soak in oatmeal  Popularity: 83  Effectiveness: 4.0  
Apply cold compress  Popularity: 81  Effectiveness: 4.0  
Apply or drink apple cider vinegar  Popularity: 75  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Eat or apply ginger  Popularity: 64  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply aloe vera  Popularity: 60  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Take turmeric  Popularity: 35  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Apply mint or drink mint tea  Popularity: 32  Effectiveness: 2.8  
Apply pineapple  Popularity: 15  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Apply basil  Popularity: 11  Effectiveness: 1.6  
Drink nettle tea  Popularity: 2  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Drink cilantro  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Take coriander and cumin  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Apply sandalwood and turmeric paste  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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