Is there an effective natural CIU treatment?
While most doctors would prescribe anti-histamines, steroids or other forms of medication to treat chronic idiopathic urticaria, if you’re the kind of person who prefers to use more natural remedies, you may be interested in the following natural treatments which have proved effective.
Try natural remedies such as herbs, nettles and aloe vera
Many sufferers of CIU rely on anti-histamines to control the symptoms of this distressing condition as this medication is able to suppress the production of histamine (which causes the hives) from the mast cells. This has the effect of reducing the associated inflammation, and also helps them to disappear more quickly than if left to their own devices.
However, there are more natural ways of addressing the discomfort of hives, including using nettles, herbs or aloe vera, which all have naturally occurring anti-histamine properties, and which can help to soothe the discomfort of the condition. While these will provide much needed relief, they won’t offer a permanent cure, but they will make it easier to cope with the condition until it goes into natural remission.
Ways to ease the itching
A mixture of baking soda and water is an effective treatment for stopping the hives from itching, as are Epsom salt baths or oatmeal baths. However, while these do relieve the itchiness, they won’t cure the problem. It’s also believed that certain foods will help the body to fight off the allergic reaction. These include citrus fruits, strawberries, peppers, leafy greens and tomatoes, but generally anything which has a high level of vitamin C offers the best chance of keeping the hives under control.
However, as these fruits and vegetables could actually have caused the hives in the first place, it’s advisable to try to discover your personal triggers before effecting this particular natural remedy!
Probiotics help to get rid of toxins
It may also be worth trying other natural remedies such as Quercetin, which has been seen to control urticaria well, however it needs to be taken on a regular, long term basis to ensure that you don’t suffer a relapse and a repeat bout of hives. Some probiotics, such as acidophilus, have also proved effective, as they help the body to get rid of toxins.
Although urticaria is generally believed to be caused by an allergic reaction to specific allergens, these allergens will vary from person to person, and it may take a little trial and error before you find the best and most effective natural CIU treatment for you.