Hi everyone, I've been having hives for the past few weeks. I had an episode a couple of years ago. This time along with prescription antihistamines, which only reduced the itching of the hives (as far as I could tell) I also tried making a paste of turmeric powder with water and applying it all over (avoiding the eye and scalp area because turmeric lightens hair over time) after which I washed it off with lukewarm water and mild herbal soap. This gave immense relief. I've also been drinking a cup of warm milk with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (sugar may be added to make it easier to drink) just before going to bed. I also realised that I've been getting hives mostly during the cooler months of the year. During this time I found that I don't drink a lot of water as I don't sweat as much as I do in summer. Less water means drier skin (my skin is also pretty sensitive)so I thought if if hydrate my body, my skin will be able to tackle the hives better. So I started by drinking a full bottle of water in the morning (sometimes I drink in 3 or 4 instalments)and 2 days after I started this, 95% of my hives disappeared. My skin felt less sensitive and healthy. Although these remedies may not work for everyone, I just hope at least a few of you benefit. God bless and get well soon!
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