Sometimes, when you eat or touch something unusual, hives comes as an allergic reaction. At that moment, your body starts to release a chemical compound known as histamine, which is responsible for such annoying symptoms as itching, redness, swelling, and others.
In most common cases, food allergens are nuts, eggs, milk, fresh fruit, or various chemicals which are added to food. But it does also occur as a result of contact dermatitis, which may be caused due to the encounter with various chemicals, latex, or pollen.
Certain medicines, insect bites, exposure to the sun, or even alcohol, may be the causes of hives. But you don’t have to worry, Baking soda has wonderful anti-inflammatory qualities, that will eliminate the redness, itching, inflammation and your skin will feel clean and soothed.
- Mix two tablespoons of soda with a small amount of water to form a paste
- Apply the solution on the skin area affected with hives
- Wash it off with cool water after ten minutes.
- Use this method once a day and you should quickly notice that your hives is less itchy and red.
Alternatively, you can add the baking soda to your bath or prepare a paste with baking soda. Fill a bathtub with warm, but not too hot, water and add to it about one-half glass of baking soda. Mix it and stay in the bath for about twenty minutes.