Urticaria (hives) are transient lesions that are slightly elevated round or oval papules or plaques (wheals),
red and that are often attended by severe itching. The itching may be mild to severe. Most cases of urticaria are self-limited and of short duration;
the eruption rarely lasts more than several days, it but may be recurrent over weeks. Chronic urticaria is with recurrent episodes lasting longer than 6 weeks.
Urticaria have a wide variety of allergic etiologies, and can be due to a host of other factors mentioned below:
The diagnosis of urticarial is established by medical history, examination, and allergy test
The best treatment is to avoid the trigger or eliminate the cause of the hives.
Low-sedating or non-sedating antihistamines are frequently recommended for the treatment of hives.
They are effective and long-lasting (may be taken once a day) and have few side effects.
Severe episodes of urticaria can be treated with prednisone, a similar corticosteroid medication or an immune modulator, which can reduce the severity of the symptoms.
Homoeopathy can cure urticaria, both acute and chronic. Homeopathy considers urticaria as the local expression of an internal imbalance and acts on the root cause by activating the body's own healing mechanism. For angioedema, homeopathic medicines with symptomatic anti-allergic medication under the supervision of an expert can be taken.