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Urticaria - 6 Top Homeopathic Remedies That Can Help You Out!

Urticaria - 6 Top Homeopathic Remedies That Can Help You Out!

Urticaria or hives are red, raised lesions that occur anywhere on the body, usually around the trunk, hands and legs. They appear as small round rings or large patches that changes shape, may itch and be surrounded by a red flare. They can be acute or chronic, with acute almost always being an allergic reaction. It is often due to unknown causes, ranging from chronic irritation to parasitic infection to temperatures to water types.

Homeopathy treats diseases as a whole, and similarly, when treating urticaria tries to identify associated symptoms and thereby treat the cause also.

After a detailed discussion about predisposition and associated symptoms, a customized remedy will be prescribed, which may include one of the following common homeopathic remedies:

  1. Apis Mell: The hives consist of isolated patches that are painful, tender, itch at night, feel like bee stings, become purple. There is burning pain, slight fever, and warmth of the surrounding skin. It is worsened by changing weather and exercise, causing severe itching and burning. The patient may already have asthma.
  2. Arsenic Album: The urticaria is caused by eating shellfish and causes burning and restlessness. The condition gets worse being at the seaside and by getting into sea water. Arsenic is also useful to treat urticarial symptoms during the recession of the lesions. The person also could be down emotionally with depression, despair, indifference and irritability. If the lesions are more severe, the restlessness is also severe. It is worse after midnight, from 1 to 2 a.m.
  3. Rhus toxicodendron: Prepared from the leaves and bark of the plant poison ivy, Rhus works on multiple body systems including skin, joints, eyes, extremities, and overall vitality. In addition to urticaria, it is also used in cellulitisarthritis, fevers, etc. It is effective if the urticaria has a burning sensation, inflamed reddened rash that is worsened by cold and improved by warmth.
  4. Urtica urens: Made from a plant called stinging nettle, which itself has a tendency to produce urticaria, it is used when there is urticaria from bee stings or after eating shellfish. The lesions are red with severe burning and itching, recurring every year, could be associated with weather changes.
  5. Natrum Muriaticum: The common salt sodium chloride is potentized, and its inner healing power activated. It is used for chronic urticaria, where the lesions develop after severe irritation.
  6. Dulcamara: The lesions develop followed a general prickly sensation setting in and at night when it is cold and damp. The hives are irregular white patches surrounded by a red area that itch badly. The hives are associated with violent cough, swelling of the lymph nodes, fever, restlessness, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, nauseavomiting, bitter taste, and intense aching in pit of stomach.

Homoeopathic Treatment Of Utricaria!

Homoeopathic Treatment Of Utricaria!

What is urticaria?
Urticaria is a vascular reaction of the skin affecting the dermis and epidermis layer of the skin characterized by weals (hives) or angioedema (swelling) or both and appears as well circumscribed raised areas of erythema and edema with much itching.
Urticaria may be acute (< 6 weeks duration, often gone within hours to days) or chronic (> 6 weeks duration, with daily or episodic weals).
Urticaria usually occurs following an infection or as a result of an allergic reaction to any medicine, insect bite, food. Other triggering factors for urticaria include stress, cold temperature, hay fever, asthma, heat, perspiration, scratching etc. Sometimes there is no noticeable triggering factor seen.

Symptoms & causes -
Symptoms -

  • Weal
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Swelling

Causes -

  • Weals are due to release of chemical mediators which activate sensory nerves and leakage of fluid in surrounding tissues. Allergy ige mediated also causes urticaria.
  • Cause for various kind of urticaria depends on the type of urticaria. For example:- certain medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, penicillin etc may cause allergic reaction in the body and may induce urticaria.
  • Certain food items like sea food, certain dry fruits, nuts, eggs, cereals may also trigger urticaria.
  • Scratching and striking on skin may also trigger urticaria in individuals affected with dermatographism. Some may have urticaria after slapping also.
  • Some may develop urticaria after sustained pressure on certain areas where there is pressure for long time. For example at the waist line.
  • Cholinergic urticaria may be seen during sweating, exercise, hot environment, emotional stress.
  • When the skin is exposed to extremes of cold temperature then also urticaria may be seen.
  • Solar urticaria is seen in exposed parts of the body on exposure to sun.

Diagnosis & treatment -

  • Allergy tests may help in getting the cause of the urticaria but not in every case.
  • Appropriate clinic history with symptoms help in diagnosis of urticaria.

Treatment -
Anti allergic drugs are usually given to suppress the urticaria along with steroids which have side effects of their own.

Management -

  • Avoidance of the triggering factors is advisable.
  • The patient is advised not to scratch the weals.
  • Homeopathic medicine should be given which would help in permanent relief of the symptoms without any side effects.

Homeopathic management -
Homoeopathy has great results in treatment of urticaria. Medicines like apis, sulphur, natrum mur, urtica urens etc are few medicines which are effective in treatment of urticaria depending on symptom similarity of the patient and the medicine.

Do’s and don’ts -
Do’s -

  • Avoid the triggers.

Don’ts -

  • Don't scratch the weals.

Hi I am 27 year old female, am suffering from chronic urticaria from past 4 years. I have tried everything homoeopathy, allopathy, ayurveda .but of no use. Urticaria occurs only in rainy season not other season. Am unable to find the exact cause. Please someone suggest me lotion to remove this hives.

Hi I am 27 year old female, am suffering from chronic urticaria from past 4 years. I have tried everything homoeopath...
You can use neem patti powder externally haldi half teaspoonful in half glass of water to be taken daily at night but your case calls for a detailed analysis. Call me for further discussion and medicines.
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I am suffering from urticaria. I consulted to a dermatologist. But he gave me strong steroid. Which is reliable until its intake. How to root out of it? What food should avoid?

I am suffering from urticaria. I consulted to a dermatologist. But he gave me strong steroid. Which is reliable until...
Do not eat fish egg bhindi, bringle, get blood cbc and report results with details of mediicne you r taking. Good luck.
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Hi I am the patient of urticaria so tell me about my diet and which foods I am eating and which foods are avoid.

Hi I am the patient of urticaria so tell me about my diet and which foods I am eating and which foods are avoid.
Avoid oily and masala foods. Better have home foods. Homeopathy has good treatment. You consult with details.
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Shittapitta(urticaria) ka ilaj kya hai. Kya gharelu upchar se thik ho ske to vo btaye. Please suggest to me.

Shittapitta(urticaria) ka ilaj kya hai. Kya gharelu upchar se thik ho ske to vo btaye. Please suggest to me.
No home remedy will give you the relief for some times but it can not be cured permanently. There is treatment in homeo but let me know the details first so call back.
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Angioedema - How To Detect It?

Angioedema - How To Detect It?

The body’s reacts to anything suspicious by developing an allergic reaction. Some of the common substances inducing this reaction include certain food substances, pollen, insect bites and certain metals. This body recognises these suspicious substances as antigens and produces what is known as antibodies. These produce various allergic reactions in the body ranging from something as minor as a skin rash to something drastically fatal as respiratory distress and even death.

Features:

  1. Angioedema is one of the most severe forms of allergic reactions.
  2. Translated literally as swelling of the blood vessels, angioedema causes swelling of the blood vessels in the underlying layers and this can lead to the formation of giant hives.
  3. The hives or rashes are extremely itchy, reddish, and can vary in shape (oval or circular). The hives also are warm and painful when touched.
  4. Angioedema usually affects the skin but can have more severe effects like blocking the airway and leading to respiratory distress

Causes: Angioedema is usually caused by one of the following:

  1. Insect bites or stings
  2. People with allergies to foods like peanuts, eggs, milk, shellfish, chocolates, tree nuts, etc.
  3. Pollen, animal dander, latex, poison ivy, and other common allergens
  4. Medicines like penicillin, aspirin, ibuprofen, and some anti-hypertensives
  5. Autoimmune skin disorders like lupus
  6. Reaction to incompatible blood transfusions
  7. Weather conditions like extremes of cold, heat, or pressure
  8. Infections like hepatitis, cytomegalovirus infections, Epstein-Barr infections, etc.
  9. Conditions like leukaemia and thyroid disorders
  10. Extreme emotional stress
  11. Genetic angioedema, inherited from parents by children, which can last forever

Risk factors: Though hives usually develop without any warning signs, the following are some risk factors for developing angioedema.

  1. Previous history of allergies
  2. Predisposition to develop allergic reactions (overactive immune system)
  3. Genetic history of allergies, especially of angioedema

Diagnosis:

  1. In first-time patients, a detailed history with deep dive into similar instances in the past will be done
  2. A physical exam to check for missed hives (like the back) is then done
  3. Allergy testing may also be required to test if a person has a high predisposition to allergies
  4. Blood testing to check for eosinophils, which is usually high in patients with allergies, is done.
  5. Allergy testing to identify the triggering agent may be done if the trigger is not known. This will help in preventing further attacks.
  6. If genetic angioedema is suspected, C1 esterase inhibitor test and complement particles are also checked.

Treatment:
Non-medical treatment including loose clothing, cool compresses, and copiously moisturizing to reduce dryness and itching. This is usually sufficient in the majority of the cases.
Medical: Antihistamines like cetirizine and loratadine are the next line of treatment. Very severe cases may require steroids like prednisone.
 

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I get urticaria but from last few days my lip or eye lid suddenly swell up n after 5 magog live cetrizine it subsides. Now if I don’t take anti allergytab then it comes back after 2/3 days what other reason cld it be due to.

I get urticaria but from last few days my lip or eye lid suddenly swell up n after 5 magog live cetrizine it subsides...
The main reason is altered immune system. It causes altered response. And taking cetrizine will just suppress it for few hours or days. Take proper Homoeopathic treatment to cure it.
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Sir. Mujhe urticaria ho raha hai 2 days se mostly evening me hi develop hota hai & morning or afternoon me koi problem nahi hoti hai .please suggest me best remedy dr.

Sir. Mujhe urticaria ho raha hai 2 days se mostly evening me hi develop hota hai & morning or afternoon me koi proble...
Your urticarea can be treated effectively by homeopathy. Please take homeopathic medicine rhus tox 200 once daily for 7 days. If you wish, contact me through Lybrate for further pvt consultation.
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