Urticaria (Hives)

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Urticaria (Hives)


Basic description of the disease

Urticaria( Hives), is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps on the skin that appear suddenly - either as a result of the body's reaction to certain allergens or for unknown reasons. Allergic reactions, chemicals in certain foods, insect stings, sunlight exposure, or medications can all cause histamine release.

There are several different types of hives, including:

Acute urticaria: The most common causes, this type lasting less than six weeks – usually responsible are certain foods, medications, or infections, insect bites, and internal disease.

Chronic urticaria - For most people, the cause of it is impossible to determine. Hives lasting more than six weeks. In some cases, though, the cause may be thyroid disease, hepatitis, infection, or cancer.

Chronic urticaria can affect other internal organs such as the -  lungs, muscles, and gastrointestinal tract.

„ Sheetapitta"  cure can be managed effectively via the Ayurveda system of medicine.

Urticaria in Ayurveda is called "Sheetapitta”. Sheeta  - means cold, pitta -  means hot. Therefore, it is caused due to more control of ‘cold’ over ‘hot’.

Weak digestion is the root factor of the disease. Because of weak digestion, Ama is produced, which means overloading toxin in the body, which cause an allergic reaction. 

Ayurveda has an edge in offering a comprehensive solution to urticaria. Ayurvedic treatment modalities are planned as peracute or chronic stage and etiology. All the Ayurveda treatments will be customized by the physician only after detailed consultation. Treatment can be changed during the process based on the course of treatment. 

Treatment concepts in Ayurveda include  - body purificatory therapy classical Vamana/Virechana is advised. Oral medications  Haridrakhandam, Arogyavardhini, and others can be prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

Devastating thoughts and emotions

Urticaria means a lack of emotional control. The subconscious mind brings out hidden feelings - like irritation, anger, resentment, which are tied up and remain in the soul. Emotions must be experiensed- get rid of them!


  • Neem paste also can be applied externally.

  • Apply aloe vera gel when rashes appear.

  • Excess intake of salty and pungent food.

  • Mustard oil application all over the body.

  • A cup of uncooked oatmeal in a  cool bath can soothe itching and ease the pain.

  • Wear Comfortable Clothing – avoid synthetic materials


Urticaria (Hives).

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