Hives

Man Itching Arm HivesHives are described as a red and itchy rash. They often feel itchy and may also have a burning/stinging sensation as well. The size of the hives range from the size of small point point dots to large patchy/circular areas. Often times hives are an allergic reaction to foods, insect stings, sun exposure, drugs, or plants that can cause an allergic reaction. Other possible causes can be stress or infections.

There is also type of hive called angioedema. Angioedema is swelling that happens beneath the skin. Angioedema usually lasts longer than hives but less than 24 hours. Rarely angioedema may happen to the throat, tongue, or lungs. Angioedema in these areas may become life threatening. Seek professional help immediately if this occurs.

Suggested Oils to Use

Lavender, Myrrh, Peppermint

Also consider: Coriander, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree

Suggested Ways to use

A common way to help relieve hives is to use lavender. Lavender does not need to be applied 100%. You can add a carrier oil to it such as olive oil or coconut oil to help the lavender go a lot further in use and also help spread the lavender over larger areas. Others have found that Helichrysum and Melaleuca with Frankincense have worked well also. Some have suggested placing the oils along the spine as a massage to help calm the immune system from over reacting to allergens.

Hives may be associated with internal toxins as well. Some people suggest drinking a mixture of 1 tablespoon of organic Lemon juice, 1 drop each of lemon and peppermint in a glass of purified water each morning to help detox the body internally.

Also consider adding 1 cup of Epsom salts to a warm bath with 4 drops each of Lavender, Geranium, and Lemongrass essential oils.

Precautions: If symptoms persist consult a medical professional.

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