A Quick and Easy Guide to Natural Treatments for Hives, Rashes, and Eczema
It is important to know the cause of an allergic reaction to prevent future reactions. However, once you have the hives or rash, your main focus is relieving the itch and getting it to disappear.
Grind oatmeal in a blender to make a fine powder. Add ½ cup of oatmeal powder and ½ cup of baking powder to a tub filled with warm water (hot causes further stress to your skin). Stir the mixture with your arm or a long spoon so it doesn’t form clumps in the tub. Soak in this for 15-30 minutes. Be sure to rinse your skin (rinse the tub, too!) thoroughly using warm water.
Apply fresh aloe vera or aloe vera gel to the affected area to relieve itching and inflammation. Do this 2-3 times per day.
Vitamin E Oil
Apply vitamin E oil to the affected area 2-3 times per day. This works similarly to aloe vera, but the oil is more concentrated and locks in more moisture.
Drink a tea made from 2 teaspoons of powdered stinging nettles and water. Add honey, a natural allergy reliever, for more flavor.
Green Tea and Chamomile Tea
Green tea and chamomile tea are natural antihistamines, so drinking them can help relieve the itch without pills like Benadryl. Drink two cups a day. Sweeten with honey, another natural allergy cure.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply vinegar with a cotton ball or pad of gauze to the affected area to relieve the itch.
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