Monday, September 16, 2013

Home Remedies For Hives and angioedema

              Angioedema is the swelling that occurs in the deeper layers of the skin or mucus membranes. While it is often associated with allergies, there are different types of angioedema that may be a result of other causes. Angioedema is often thought of as the typical skin presentation associated with a ‘fat’ lip, swollen eyelids and cheek but it can also cause swelling within the airways and gut.

Angioedema in an anaphylactic reaction requires immediate medical attention.

Self-Care at Home
  • Stop any food, medicine, cosmetic, or other substance identified as the cause of the hives or angioedema.
  • In very mild cases, no treatment at all may be required.
  • If symptoms are making you uncomfortable, take a nonprescription antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), by mouth, per the package instructions or as directed by your health-care provider, until symptoms subside. These can be effective for mild episodes. Sedating antihistamines such as diphenhydramine may make you too drowsy to drive or operate machinery safely.
  • Cool compresses or baths may help with the discomfort.
  • Avoid hot baths or showers.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoid strenuous activity or anything that might cause sweating.
  • Try to relax and reduce stress.
Naturopathic Treatment
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