Urticaria is a type of skin condition characterized by itchy, raised skin that occurs as a result of an allergic reaction. It can have a rounded or flat top, but it is always elevated above the skin. Hives or Nettle rash are other names of urticaria. It affects around 20% of people at some point in their lives. Itching can range from minor to severe.
Clawing, alcohol, workout, and mental turmoil can all worsen itching. Itching is the most common symptom of hives, although they can also burn or sting. The lesions of urticaria can appear on the cheeks, lips, tongue, neck, or ears among other places on the body. Within 24 hours, the affected area may change its appearance, and the rash will normally disappear after a few days.
Urticaria can be classified into these three categories:
- Acute Urticaria: Hives that last shorter than six weeks. Certain meals, drugs, and illnesses are the most common reasons. Internal sickness and insect stings could also be to blame.
- Chronic Urticaria: It is characterized by hives that continue longer than six weeks. This form of hives is typically more difficult to diagnose than those that cause acute Urticaria. The etiology of chronic urticaria is impossible to pinpoint for the vast majority of persons. Thyroid disease, hepatitis, infection, or cancer may be the reason in some situations.
- Drug-induced Urticaria: This type of urticaria has been linked to severe cardiorespiratory failure. The anti-diabetic drug Sulphonyl urea glimepiride, in particular, has been shown to cause urticarial allergic responses.
Symptoms of urticaria
Symptoms of urticaria can occur everywhere on the body and can last anywhere from minutes to months or even years.
- Hives can appear anywhere on the body and can change shape, migrate around, disappear, and reemerge in a matter of minutes.
- The lumps, which are red or skin-colored “wheals” with obvious edges, normally emerge and disappear fast.
- Blanching is the process of pressing the center of a red hive till it turns white.
Causes of Urticaria
The causes of Urticaria depend on many factors. Urticaria results due to the release of excess histamine and other chemical messengers in the skin as an outcome of a trigger. These compounds make the blood vessels present in the affected skin area dilate and leak, thereby resulting in redness or pinkness. The fluid buildup in the tissues causes swelling and irritation.
Histamine can be released for a variety of reasons, including:
- A reaction to chemicals such as latex
- Cold, or a heat-related infection
- Pain relievers
- Parasites or insects
- Stress resulting due to the heat or cold
- Food, alcohol, or food additives
- A tight waistline puts pressure on the skin
Homeopathy treatment for Urticaria
The use of homeopathy to treat hives or urticaria has yielded consistently positive results throughout history and around the globe. This has been the experience of patients all over the world who have received treatment from homeopathic practitioners.
The outcomes have been quite positive, even in the most severe and chronic patients. Homeopathy looks at the complete individual. It means that homeopathy treats the patient as a whole person, rather than just his condition.
The urticaria homeopathic medicine is chosen after a thorough individualized examination and case analysis, which takes into account the patient’s medical history, physical and mental constitution, and other factors.
Urticaria Homeopathic Medicine
Urticaria can be treated most effectively with homeopathy. The following are some of the homeopathic medicines that are used to treat Urticaria:
- Apis Mell:
It is an Urticaria Homeopathic Medicine for hives that involves isolated regions that are unpleasant, tender, itchy at night, feel like bee stings, and turn purple. There is a burning sensation, a mild fever, and the skin is heated. Changes in weather and exertion aggravate it, thereby causing extreme itching and burning. It’s possible that the patient already has asthma.
- Arsenic Album
Eating shellfish induces urticaria, which produces burning and restlessness, can find relief with this remedy. Being near the shore and getting into seawater aggravates the situation. Arsenic is a homeopathic remedy that can be used to alleviate urticarial symptoms while the lesions are receding. The person’s emotional condition could include sadness, hopelessness, apathy, and impatience. The restlessness becomes more intense as the lesions become more serious. It gets a lot worse after midnight, between 1 and 2 a.m.
- Urtica Urens
The stinging nettle plant, which has a proclivity for causing urticaria, is used to make this Homeopathic medicine. It is used to treat urticaria resulting due to bee stings or shellfish consumption. The red lesions, which reoccur every year and are accompanied by acute burning and itching, could be linked to seasonal variations in weather.
- Natrum Muriaticum
The common salt sodium chloride is potentized and its innate healing potential is unleashed in Natrum Muriaticum. This homeopathic remedy is used to treat chronic urticaria, a kind of urticaria in which the lesions appear after a period of intense discomfort.
This homeopathic remedy causes a prickly sensation throughout the body, especially at night when it is cold and damp. The hives are itchy, uneven white patches encircled by a crimson region. Hives are characterized by severe coughing, lesion swelling, temperature, nervousness, insomnia, a lack of appetite, vomiting, nausea, bitter taste, and intense pain in the pits of the stomach.
- Rhus Toxicodendron:
It is made from the leaves and bark of the poison ivy plant. Rhus acts on the skin, joints, eyes, extremities, and overall vitality. This homeopathy remedy for urticaria is also useful for cellulitis, arthritis, fevers, and other conditions. If the urticaria has a burning feeling and a reddish, inflamed rash that is aggravated by cold and improved by warmth, it is effective.
Homeopathy for Urticaria is an effective treatment. Urticaria treatment varies from case to case, with some requiring short-term treatment and others requiring long-term treatment. The length of homeopathy treatment for urticaria is determined by several factors, including the severity, duration, and scope of the sickness, the type of treatment used, and the patient’s overall health. We suggest you consult with a homeopath for your treatment!