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10 Hives Treatments You Should Know

Hives are itchy rashes on the body that are usually related to allergic reactions to some triggers such a medication, stress, sunlight, insect stings, cold temperatures, or infections. It is important to identify the underlying cause and avoid contact to prevent more rashes from developing. The level of intensity might vary, ranging from mild to severe. Here are the top 10 hives treatments that can help you speed up the healing process and alleviate your discomfort.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a common ingredient in many skin creams and lotions. It could help alleviate the itchy discomfort and inflammation caused by hives. You can choose to apply its leaves directly on the skin by cutting in half and apply the gel. Wait for around 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cold water. It is advisable to do a skin patch to ensure there are no side effects. You can also purchase topical aloe vera creams or gels in many pharmacy stores and apply them directly on the skin a few times per day to get the best results. Make sure to follow the instructions on the label. [1]