The main triggers for acute urticaria
Hives can be caused by medicines, insect bites, certain foods, jellyfish, stinging nettles or citrus fruits. Cold, heat, light and other mechanical stimuli can also trigger urticaria. Urticaria is very rarely caused by the stimulation of one's own sweat glands.
How does hives develop?
Contact with the allergenic substance releases histamine in the cells. Through the then permeable capillaries plasma exits. This leads to edema and thus to hives.
Treat Acute Urticaria Homeopathically – Apis Mellifica
Also, to prevent anaphylactic shock, Apis mellifica is often the first homeopathic remedy indicated for the treatment of acute urticaria. Although the urticaria was triggered by an insect bite, Apis mellifica is the drug of choice. The swelling is usually strong. The wheals are pale pink and the sufferers complain of stinging pain and a strong burning sensation. Cold and cooling by cold water does the sick well. They do not want to drink anything.
Treating Acute Urticaria Homeopathically – Other Remedies
A very common homeopathic remedy is Urtica urens. It is given when the picture of hives resembles the picture of a reaction to a stinging nettle. Although urticaria occurs after heavy effort and has been caused by one's own sweating, urtica urens is usually helpful. The appearance of urticaria after eating sea vegetables or vegetables indicates the homeopathic remedy Urtica urens.
Belladonna is indicated if the person suffering from severe dry mouth suffers and the wheals are very hot and deep red. The pain can be throbbing and sufferers either have a strong thirst or are thirstless. Accompanying may also be mild fever.
Rhus toxicodendron is indicated when the urticaria is triggered by exertion and heat improves hives. Affected are very restless and want to move constantly, which also improves the symptoms.
Arsenicum album is indicated when urticaria is triggered by eating fish or meat. The affected are also very restless and are very afraid that they will not get well again. Typical of Arsenicum album is the aggravation of the symptoms at night.
This is just a small selection of homeopathic remedies that may be indicated for the treatment of acute urticaria. If a hives remain longer, they can only be cured by the appropriate constitutional remedy. But even in this case Apis mellifica, Urtica Urens, Rhus toxicodendron or Arsenicum album may be indicated.
Note: Since the acute situation can lead to anaphylactic shock, it is necessary to consult a doctor or call the ambulance if the symptoms are very severe. The above remedies can then be given to relieve the symptoms until the ambulance arrives.
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