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Alternative Treatments for Hives

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Hives:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Hives may include:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Quercetin
  • Homeopathy
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Mint-infused ice
  • Flower essences
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Cool bath
  • Cold compress
  • Calamine lotion
  • Witch hazel
  • Milk of magnesia
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Baking soda paste
  • Cream of tartar
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Vinegar and warm water
  • Brown sugar and ginger in vinegar
  • Nettle
  • Fish oil
  • Vitamin C
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Chamomile tea
  • Valerian tea
  • Catnip tea
  • Dehumidify the environment
  • Air purifier
  • Butterbur (type of ragweed)
  • Carotenoids
  • Reduce arachidonic acid intake (egg yolk, red meat, shellfish)
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Adrenal glandular
  • Hypnosis
  • Bromelain (from pineapple stems)
  • Rotation diet
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Betaine hydrochloride
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Chinese medicine
  • Cool compress
  • Milk of magnesia-topical
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Breathing exercises
  • Neem herbalized oil-topical, on exposed body parts
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Ayurvedic herbal remedy for pitta-type allergies
  • Bloodletting, or donate blood periodically
  • Blood-cleansing Ayurvedic herbal remedy-by mouth
  • Triphala (Ayurvedic medicine)-by mouth
  • Burdock tea
  • Ayurvedic tea for skin allergies
  • Tikta ghrita (bitter ghee)-topical
  • Neem oil-topical
  • Nambudripad's allergy elimination technique (NAET)
  • Turmeric and sandalwood in milk paste-topical
  • Cumin, coriander and raw sugar-by mouth
  • Melon
  • Melon rind (flesh side)-topical
  • Apis homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Urtica urens homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Arsenicum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Natrum muriaticum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Sulphur homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Mezereum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Antimonium crudum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Histaminum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Salt water wash
  • Cupping
  • Winter melon rind tea with chrysanthemum and red peony
  • Chicken steamed with pseudoginseng
  • Antihistamine
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Unscented moisturizers
  • Non-soap cleansers
  • Comfortably warm, not hot water for bathing
  • Avoid getting overheated
  • Close-fitting pajamas with flat seams
  • Cotton clothing
  • Green (organic) cotton clothing
  • Maintain a food diary to link diet to skin problems
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Cornstarch and vinegar paste

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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