See also: How to get rid of hives
Histamine is the body’s reaction to an allergen. Allergens can be orally ingested such as with food or medicines, or they can be the body’s response to an outside stimulant. Sunlight, stress, changes or extreme temperatures or a topical application may be the cause for a manifestation of wheals.
These wheals, or welts, can be in clusters or occur singularly. They may fade over a time of a few hours, or can develop into a chronic case, which is over 6 weeks (which could be intermittent). So it is very important to help identify the source and eliminate the stressor when possible.
Medicinal teas to get rid of hives
Tea has had many medicinal uses in various cultures. Use one teaspoon of each herb for each cup of hot tea and let it steep. Herbs based from leaf or flowers should steep about 10 minutes. Root herbs should steep for about twice that time. For the optimum benefit, it is recommended to drink 4 cups of tea per day while symptoms are evident.
There are many effective alternative remedies that can be tried at home, to help eliminate symptoms before medical intervention may be needed. Unfortunately in the case of chronic idiopathic urticaria much of what is written about how to get rid of hives is wrong.