Urticaria or hives: treatment and diet


Treatment of urticaria

Drugs used according to the recommended guidelines for the treatment of urticaria include:

  • corticosteroids (for example, betnesol or urbason),
  • Creams containing diphenhydramine and pramoxin.

The best treatment for this condition is to know and avoid the triggering factors.

Urticaria probably heals on its own. However, if it occurs frequently, it is necessary to consult a doctor who:

  • ordered some examinations to determine the cause of the disease,
  • prescribes treatment.

Treatment includes:

It is important to keep a diary of the things the child did and ate on the day the disturbances appeared.
Gradually, one can narrow down the real causes and react accordingly.

Natural remedies for urticaria

If it is an idiopathic urticaria, natural antihistamines against urticaria can be administered.
Among these are the local applications of:

  • Aloe vera,
  • calamine powder,
  • Ribes nigrum,
  • Echinacea
  • Oil with vitamin E.

A healthy diet with nutrients that improve the effectiveness of the immune system is essential.
The most important substance in the diet is vitamin C.

Salicylates Salicylates
are natural compounds, similar to aspirin, found in various plant foods.
You can try to reduce these foods, but you can’t avoid them altogether.
Foods that contain salicylates include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Courgette
  • Peanuts
  • Strawberries
  • Spices
  • Oranges
  • Raspberries
  • Tea

Some simple home remedies, such as a lukewarm shower, can alleviate the itching and burning sensation that this disease causes.
Creams and lotions with menthol or camphor can also relieve the symptoms.

Diet and nutrition for urticaria

Often, doctors don’t know the causes of chronic conditions like urticaria, but most people who switch to a natural diet (possibly aided by fasting cures) can improve their condition or recover completely without medication.

The diets with the best results are:

1. Blood type diet – a diet that depends on the person’s blood type.
Dr. D’Adamo is a naturopath who developed this diet after noticing the reaction of some of his patients to certain foods. According to this theory, members of a blood type develop symptoms and diseases after eating some foods, while other people have had no problems with the same type of diet.
There is a general perception that nutrition only affects the digestive organs, but in reality it can cause symptoms in any organ of the body.

For example, a person with blood type 0 can eat virtually any type of meat because the acidity in their stomach increases, but should limit or completely abstain from the following foods:

  • Fruit
  • Milk
  • Tea
  • Garlic.

Members of blood type A have a low acidity in the stomach and are therefore allowed to eat cereals; after eating red meat, on the other hand, health problems may occur.

2. Vegan diet with a high raw food content – recommended by hygienism.
Hygienism represents a very nature-loving way of life and nutrition.

  1. live in the fresh air,
  2. do not cook the food,
  3. do not wear clothes,
  4. be physically active on a daily basis.

This lifestyle is in stark contrast to that of a person who lives in the city; the consequences are stress and illness.
The vegan raw food diet includes:

  • raw vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables and cabbage),
  • fresh fruit,
  • nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, etc.),
  • sprouted cereals and seeds,
  • Potatoes
  • Legumes (soak in water for at least 15-17 hours).

These foods prevent fermentation and putrefaction in the intestine, so the formation of toxins is significantly reduced.
The waste products of digestion are transported by the blood to all organs, including the skin.

To avoid the accumulation of toxins, it is necessary to:

  • food of course,
  • Doing sports and sweating because the body excretes the waste material through sweat,
  • wear loose clothing made of natural fibers, because the skin also has to breathe.

3. Stone Age diet (Paleo diet) – based on foods provided by nature; The following should therefore be avoided:

  • processed foods,
  • preserved food,
  • food grown: cereals and legumes,
  • Milk and dairy products.

This diet provides for eating only when you are hungry, without fixed times.

The Stone Age diet includes:

  • foods of vegetable origin (fruit, vegetables, seeds, etc.) and animal origin (eggs, meat and fish),
  • Potatoes
  • healthy oils (such as olive oil).

How long does it take? What is the prognosis for patients with urticaria?

Usually, urticaria improves over time.

Nevertheless, it is not possible to predict how long such a problem will persist.
In many cases, it is possible to control the disease by avoiding substances that provoke it and by taking antihistamines.

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