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7. Turmeric


Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps stimulate the body’s natural anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. It is also considered a very effective natural antihistamine and antioxidant for hives and a variety of inflammatory skin ailments.

  • Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of hot milk or water. Drink it twice daily.
  • You can also use turmeric in your cooking and take turmeric supplements but only after consulting a doctor.

Note: Do not take turmeric if you are taking prescription blood thinners.

8. Nettle


Herbalists also recommend nettle as an effective alternative treatment for hives. Being a natural antihistamine and having anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, it relieves swelling, inflammation and itching.

  • Add one tablespoon of dried nettle leaf to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and add a little honey. Drink this tea two or three times a day until your condition improves.
  • Alternatively, you can take up to five 300-milligram capsules of nettle daily. Consult a doctor before taking nettle capsules.

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21 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Hives”

  1. we’re new to hives thanks for the information we not have a good way to fight my girlfriends Bartow with these awful hives she feels miserable at times and we appriciate this information. thank tou for your suggestions

  2. I have had a horrible allergic reaction to aloe Vera after putting a small amount from a plant on a sunburn on my bra line on one shoulder. I now have blistering, hives all over my chest and neck that itch profusely, the Dr. put me on prednisone because the reaction is so bad.
    I have used aloe all my life with no issues until now. I am going to try Apple cider vinegar compresses to see if it will help.

  3. My mother sometimes faces sudden red itchy feeling and it goes away on its own but sometimes he feel irritated.. this is helpful thank you as she avoids antibiotics .. which is safe antihistamine she can take in case of total non avoidance

  4. ive tried apple cider vinegar and itl think my skin has improved a lot , it pooks much smoother and fresh looking. i have yet to find out if its reappy effectve for my hives

  5. my skin has improved a pot and became much smoother and fresher. but i have yet to prove if its effective for my hives

  6. I’ve had a bad case of hives since Sunday morning. Haven’t eaten anything different but I do have a lot of extra stress. More than usual with my mother having bad case if dementia and now my sister is under hospice care. I’ve tried the baths with epsome salts and baking soda. Work wonders but only for a limited time. I’m currently trying the apple cider vinegar compress. Thanks for all the different options

  7. I was up all night Gene and I went online and saw that apple cider vinegar help and I drink it with a cup of water and I thought we leave instantly thank you

  8. Thanks a lot I’m gonna try this I think what caused my hives is stress I had someone really close to me die and for the last 5 months I had hives I tried everything but natural remedies. To let others know do not try prednisone steroid if offered temporary solution same as all other tablets once you stop all comes back. If any of you have any other methods email me

  9. I’m having a sudden bout of an inflammatory response to “SOMETHING”! I remembered that Vitamin C is an anti-histamine, so started taking 500mg chewable. ThenI remembered I had some reconstituted lemon juice in the fridge. Poured some onto a paper towel and patted it on one arm. Immediate relief, even though it stung a little–I’d been clawing my skin off for several hours. I decided to pour some into a small squirt bottle and began spraying myself. I also had some Avalon Organics Vitamin C cream and gently rubbed som on top of the sprayed on juice.

    In 10 minutes I am feeling MUCH better, Hives are still visible, but the horrible itch continues subsiding.

    I did put some ACV on both arms after reading this info. I will bathe in a combo of the two until this is done.

    Thanks for the rest of the tips.

  10. I’ve had what most dermatologists are calling hives for 2yrs now. They ITCH like you can’t imagine. In the last six months what seemed mostly contained to my arms, neck, chest and scalp has moved/spread to my face and eyes.

    I am in a living hell.

    I’ve taken several kinds of anithistamines along with ranitidine every morning and night. I’ve done topical ointments. None of this works well but it does keep me from wanting to peel my flesh off. My eyes however for the last 6months have burned and itched every second of the day and night. I’ve been using prescribed eye drops (not with antihistamines though bc those are like $100 and the VA doesn’t carry them.)

    These symptoms have persisted through trips to 8 different countries, hotels, camping, new apartment, new bedding, new soaps, no soaps, new diet, pets, no pets, new clothes, etc etc etc. You name it I’ve tried it.

    I have scabs from scratching.

    I wake my self up every night from scratching. Have not slept more than 5hrs in so long I can’t remember.

    I’ve done multiple allergy tests both skin and blood work with mixed results ranging from no allergies to blood work showing I’m deathly allergic to dust. Which seems new since I have never had any allergies that I’ve noticed for the first 45yrs.

    I’m begging, praying, screaming, crying for help.

    Prednisone and prednisolone (steroid) work like a champ and I’ve taken those 10-20mg a day on and off with the longest period being around two months which I was told to stop doing but it seems to be the only thing that truly stops this hell.

    Clariton, Telfast, singular, cetirizine, etc.

    Any help? Or hope?

    Not that I’m vain or anything but now for months my forehead looks terrible. Eyes are red and Luffy all the time.


    1. I had a case of the hives for 8 and 1/2 months and had accepted the possibility that I had an autoimmune condition where it was speculated that a histamine was being produced in my blood to which I had an allergy. I googled autoimmune conditions and found that Hydro Colon Therapy was recommended for many autoimmune conditions. I found a licensed therapist who told me that I could have something in my colon that my body was trying to detox through my skin. I scheduled a visit and began seeing her. On the first visit she told me that she thought I needed 3-4 visits. On my 3rd visit , my session was very productive and I quit breaking out. That was in 2011. I have just woken up for the 3rd night in a row broken out in hives on the backs of my legs. I have seen my therapist on a regular basis since I first started and will be making an appointment in the morning. Meanwhile she has recommended Vitamin C and Pantothenic Acid and lots of water. Good luck! I know how frustrating it is!

    2. Listen very carefully my dear Friend all u have to do is ”tis get up in the morning drink 2 glasses of water on empty stomach n exercise for 15minutes. Then have a warm shower have a decent breakfast n go to work.

  11. U need to get a biopsy done. Maybe it’s a staff infection and your body is constantly keeping it at bay but cannot destroy it. I once had MERCA for about 5 months and was Mia diagnosed 4 times when finally they took a biopsy and was a deadly staff infection.

  12. Hi…I’m not a doctor or a dermatologist. I have had hives 2 years ago. Drink 1 glass of pure pomegranate juice (without adding sugar or anything to it) REGULARLY everyday​ WITHOUT SKIPPING even one day for 3 months. Drinking this juice naturally purifies blood. Have patience. You would see the results after 3 months but not immediately. I did this and got rid of hives. This might work for you. Try it.

  13. Use Virgin coconut oil for the itchy skin, it is 100% effective. Rub the oil around the itchy skin for about 30 seconds, it will be absorded into your skin. By rubbing the oil for 30 seconds, your skin will absord the VCO

  14. It all started with salmon that I had for Dinner Aug 16,2017 the next day I wake up to my ears inflated, I came home from work to take Benadryl and let my body rest, what I thought was over only just begun. I started to feel inflammation all through my body the hives were huge never had hives like this before, I went to the ER they gave me steroids and Benadryl what I thought was working was only making my body worse.
    I started to get stomach pains from the medication my body was reacting in defense mode to everything and anything. 2 weeks later I wake up to half of my face swollen and had to rush to the ER again they gave me IV Steroids and Benadryl, feeling better they again prescribed me with more steroids and Benadryl the next day its as if nothing ever happened I was fine, Sunday came around the hives started to come back, huge and they hurt so bad I was crying everyday, finally went to my primary doctor where they gave me an antibiotic shot in my behind, which clamed everything down, gave me some hydrocortisone pills to take for itch and burn was taking those for a bit and stopped because I was getting stomach pains, the hives yes after 7 weeks are still here, I just want them to go away and all these doctors don’t know what is causing it, I done it all change the sheets stop eating this and that and they still appear I can tolerate them but they are still there.
    I just want help to take this away for good something that will boost my immune system to stop my body from fighting with itself.

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