Common Diseases

5 Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Hives (Urticaria or Angioedema)

Hives are caused due to allergic reactions. This diseases more particularly affects children or adolescents but at times many adults are also seen to be affected by this condition. As a specific cause of an allergic condition is difficult to diagnose, prevention becomes a difficult task for the professionals. Hives or Urticaria appear on the surface of skin anywhere on the body in the form of red, itchy swellings. Biologically a substance called histamine which is released from the body cells due to allergic reactions is said to be causing such swellings on the body. Hives can be caused due to eating or in touch with a particular food, substance, material or even due to certain environmental conditions. The question is how to Get Rid of Hives ?

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Get Rid of Hives in a Natural Way

If someone somehow could find out the cause of allergic reaction which causes Hives then an occurrence of this disease can be easily prevented by simply avoiding those causes. But as a precaution or remedy, efforts should be made to enhance the immune system of the body and follow the natural course of home remedies to treat such conditions. Following Home Remedies can be utilized as a treatment to Get Rid of Hives or Urticaria.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera
The pulp from fresh leaves of Aloe Vera is the best home remedy for allergic conditions like Hive. Use of Aloe Vera is very safe and potent. Skin of thick leaves of Aloe Vera can be removed and the pulp can be used on the affected part of the body to reduce itching and swelling and for a soothing effect. Aloe Vera juice can be taken orally to eliminate toxins from the body and in the process Get Rid of Hives.


Red Ochre which is a rich source of several minerals is said to possess medicinal properties and has been used for the treatment of Hives during ancient times. Even in modern age use of Ochre can be witnessed in remote areas and rural villages. I myself vouch having used it in my childhood for the treatment of Hives.
Ochre is used to heal the wounds and soothes the swellings. Its cold genesis plays the trick and is thus used in the treatment and relief of Hives. It is used as a paint to cover the affected areas and even sometimes took orally to soothe the effect. However we will not recommend in modern times to take Ochre orally as a treatment for Hives or Urticaria, but it can be well used externally as paint over the body and the affected areas which definitely causes a soothing effect and helps to get rid of hives.

Green Tea with Honey

A combination of Honey and Green Tea plays an important role in the treatment of Hives or Urticaria. Green tea can be sweetened with honey. It can then be taken at least 3-4 times a day.  This preparation helps to cure inflammation caused due to hives and boost the immune system.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda
A thick paste of Baking Soda can be applied on the swelling areas which cause a cool effect and immediately subside the itching and swelling in the areas.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Make a paste of Apple Cider Vinegar and cornstarch and apply it to the affected areas of Hives. Now let it dry up. After sometimes itching welts will slowly subside and swelling in the area will also alleviate. This paste can be applied on the body 4-5 times in a day for a better result.
By use of the above home remedies, we can find easily Get Rid of Hives at home. However, It is always recommended to consult a doctor for their advice in any medical conditions.


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