Urticaria is one of the most common skin allergies. Urticaria is also known as hives or nettle rash in which erythematous, raised eruptions or weals happen to appear on the skin along with intense itching, stinging, and burning. Urticaria is nothing but one form of immunological or hypersensitivity reaction of the body in response to the exposure to a certain allergen, such as an insect bite, food, chemicals, certain medicines, etc. Urticaria can be acute, recurrent, or chronic. In acute forms of urticaria, angioedema can be observed. In severe cases, an anaphylactic reaction can be observed in the form of angioedema, difficulty in breathing, and sudden shock.
Conventional medicines for urticaria attempts to control it mainly with the use of anti-histaminic agents or steroids. Long-term use of antihistamines or steroids makes the patient dependent on them; for instance, in a case of chronic urticaria. The patient may develop resistance to these conventional medicines and treating such cases of urticaria becomes difficult.
Homeopathy has a significant role in the treatment of acute, recurring, and chronic forms of urticaria. Homeopathy considers urticaria as the local expression of an internal imbalance of the immune system and addresses the root cause at the level of immunity. Homeopathic medicines arouse the body’s innate healing mechanism and lead to long-term relief in urticaria. Homeopathic medicines can be taken along with symptomatic anti-allergic medication if needed. Later, the medication can be taper off under the supervision of an expert.
5 Best Homeopathic Remedies for Urticaria:
Here are some best medicines available in Homeopathy for the treatment of Urticaria.
- Natrum muriaticum:
This homeopathic remedy is prepared from sodium chloride or common salt. This remedy has very deep action and is indicated in a wide range of disease conditions. Natrum muriaticum is indicated in patients who are oversensitive to all sorts of influences. It’s one of the commonly prescribed remedies for chronic urticaria. The rashes peculiarly develop after exertion in these patients. It is effective in treating and alleviating urticaria and wheals with itching and burning which is worse by eating salt, at seashore mental exertion, and due to the heat. The patient’s relief in itching is better in the open air and cold bath.
- Apis mellifica
The source of Apis Mellifica is the venom of the honey bee. It is useful in treating urticaria with a reddish rash all over the body with intense stinging, burning, and severe itching. It is used in cases where angioneurotic edema develops on the face and around the eyes. When urticaria and itching aggravate in the hot weather and after the slightest touch and the patient becomes restless due to the complaints, this remedy is recommended. Apis mellifica is indicated in the patients who develop edema – swollen, puffed up parts particularly puffy eyes, albuminuria, difficult urination, burning while passing urine, etc.
- Rhus Toxicodendron
It is prepared from the plant source Poison ivy. Rhus tox is indicated in cases of urticaria where the causation is physical exertion, getting wet in the rain, or exposure to the excess of cold. Rhus tox is given when along with erythematous hives there is severe burning and itching. It helps you get relief in the affected swollen part. When urticaria is worse due to the cold in any form and is better by the warmth in general, this medicine is indicated.
- Urtica urens
The source of this remedy is a plant known as stinging nettle. This plant has little prickly hair that sticks to the skin and can cause severe stinging pain and itching. Urtica urens is given when urticaria occurs due to bee stings or after eating shellfish. When hives are erythematous and in blotches with intense burning and itching, this remedy may help obtain relief. Urtica urens is indicated in recurrent urticaria, particularly which recur periodically every year. It is also indicated in the patients of urticaria nodosa and angioneurotic edema.
Astacus is prepared from the crawfish and is a wonderful remedy for Urticaria. It is one of those remedies that prominently indicated in patients with skin symptoms. The patients requiring this medicine generally have a nettle-rash over the whole body with intense itching. It is also a good remedy for erysipelas. When the patient has internal chilliness, is very sensitive to air in general, and is worse from uncovering, this remedy is indicated.
Some people suffer from urticaria for a while, maybe a few months, but many patients suffer from urticaria for many years and find it difficult to get rid of it. Most of the patients get almost addicted to conventional medicines so much that they cannot manage without it even for 2-3 days. At Life Force, we have treated and documented over 4500 cases of urticaria. The treatment works by correcting the immunity at a deeper level. Get in touch with us to know how Dr. Rajesh Shah’s research-based homeopathy treatment for urticaria at Life Force can help you. You can give us a call at +91-22-66888888 or drop in an email at firstname.lastname@example.org