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10 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Urticaria

Homeopathy medicines for urticaria treat the condition very effectively. Homeopathy heals skin diseases effectively, following a mild and safe approach. These medicines follow a curative rather than a suppressive approach while treating urticaria. Homeopathy treats urticaria in two phases. In the first phase, the acute episode of urticaria is treated. In the second phase, these medicines treat the chronic tendency towards urticaria.    homeopathic medicines for urticaria

Homeopathic Medicines for Urticaria

Homeopathy medicines for each case of urticaria are selected based on individual symptoms. Some top names of medicines for urticaria are Apis Mellifica, Urtica Urens, Astacus Fluviatilis, and Natrum Mur.

1. Apis Mellifica – Top grade Medicine for urticaria

Apis Mellifica is one of the top grade medicines for treating urticaria. Apis Mellifica is best prescribed for urticaria when symptoms include marked itching and burning. A characteristic stinging pain in the urticarial eruptions is also observed. The skin is extremely sensitive to the touch. Apis Mellifica is one of the best medicines for urticaria that gets triggered in heat. Going out in the open air or cold applications bring some relief. Apis Mellifica is also a top-rated medicine for urticaria that arises following an insect bite.

2. Natrum Mur – For Urticaria Triggered by Exercise and Sun Exposure

For treating urticaria triggered by exercise, Natrum Mur is a great option. The person who needs Natrum Mur will get large hives on the skin from exertion. This is attended with violent itching and burning. Natrum Mur is also one of the most effective medicines for solar urticaria that arises from exposure to the sun.

3. Astacus Fluviatilis – Excellent Homeopathic medicine for urticaria

Urtica Urens and Astacus Fluviatilis work wonders in treating urticaria. The choice between the two is made based on unique symptoms. Urticaria that appears every year, in the same season, is best treated with Urtica Urens. Another key symptom associated with Urtica Urens is urticaria with intense burning and formication on the skin. Urtica Urens also shows great results in urticaria that alternates with rheumatism. Apart from this, Urtica Urens is also the ideal medicine for treating urticaria from eating shellfish. Astacus Fluviatilis is well indicated where urticaria is attended with liver complaints. The person prescribed Astacus Fluviatilis will have itching over his entire body, with a marked stinging sensation on the skin.

4. Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus – For Urticaria from Cold Exposure (cold-induced urticaria)

Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus are highly effective medicines for treating urticaria resulting from exposure to cold. Marked sensitivity to cold is found in persons needing Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus. Key symptoms that will decide in favor of medicine Rhus Tox is urticaria from cold exposure with itching and smarting sensation. Warm applications provide some relief from itching. The characteristic symptom to look out for while prescribing Sepia Succus is urticaria from going in cool open air. Being in a warm room brings relief. Urticarial eruptions with itching, which is not relieved by scratching, is another guiding feature for use of Homeopathic medicine Sepia Succus.

5. Sulphur and Apis Mellifica – For Urticaria Triggered by Heat

Persons with urticaria that gets triggered by exposure to heat will benefit greatly from Sulphur and Apis Mellifica. Sulphur is selected for urticarial eruptions arising from heat exposure and attended with itching and burning. Scratching worsens the itching. In some cases, even washing may worsen the itching. Most persons prescribed Sulphur will notice a worsening of itching towards the evening. Sulphur is also the best solution for urticaria cases that have been suppressed with ointments in the past. Apis Mellifica is rated among the best medicines for urticaria triggered by heat, with marked itching, burning, and stinging in the eruptions. Cold applications may bring relief from symptoms in some cases. Some persons prescribed medicine Apis Mellifica for urticaria will feel better by going out in the open air.

6. Bovista Lycoperdon and Calcarea Phos – For Urticaria Triggered by Water

Bovista Lycoperdon and Calcarea Phos are prominently indicated medicines for treating urticaria set off by coming into contact with water (water induced urticaria). Some features unique to Bovista Lycoperdon are urticaria on waking in the morning time and attended with diarrhea. Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Phosphorica is suggested where contact with cold water leads to urticarial eruptions.

7. Rhus Tox and Dulcamara – For urticaria from scratching (dermatographic urticaria)

For urticaria from severe scratching, Rhus Tox and Dulcamara are very useful Homeopathic medicines. Where urticaria leads to red, swollen skin with itching, burning and smarting, you know Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox will show best results. Rubbing worsens the symptoms in this case. Rhus Tox is also well indicated for urticaria resulting from getting wet. Homeopathic medicine Dulcamara is the best choice in case of violent itching in the urticarial eruptions. Use of Dulcamara is also suggested for urticaria arising from exposure to cold and that which gets triggered in wet weather.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is urticaria?

Urticaria is a skin disease characterized by raised bumps, wheals over the skin. The bumps vary in size and last from a few hours to several days. Once the episode of urticaria is over, no skin changes remain. In most cases, urticaria arises from an allergic reaction.

2. How do I know if I have urticaria?

A person having urticaria will have raised bumps of varying size on the skin. This is attended with marked itching, stinging and burning sensation. Urticaria can be acute or chronic. Urticaria lasting less than six weeks is termed as acute urticaria. Urticaria that lasts more than six weeks is referred to as chronic urticaria.

3. What causes urticaria?

In most cases, urticaria is the result of an allergic reaction. Allergy is basically a hypersensitive reaction in a person to a substance to which they are allergic.  In urticaria, this allergic reaction arises mainly from insect bites, certain medicines (NSAID’s, and antibiotics) and food products such as nuts, fish and strawberries. Urticaria arises from the release of histamines and other inflammatory mediators into the skin. Other factors that can trigger an episode of urticarial are – exposure to cold/heat, sun exposure, pressure, exercise, stress, and contact with water.

4. What kind of food products lead to urticaria?

Eggs, shellfish, nuts, chocolates, strawberries, alcohol and caffeine usually have the potential to treat urticaria.

5. What is cholinergic urticaria?

Cholinergic urticarial, also known as stress urticarial, is a type of urticaria where sweating leads to the formation of bumps on the skin. Exercising and being present in a hot environment are the main triggers for cholinergic urticaria.

6. What does the term cold urticaria mean?

Cold urticaria refers to urticaria that arises from exposure to cold or damp environmental condition.

7. I get wheals on skin from scratching, what could it be?

If you are getting wheals on skin from scratching, then there is a good chance that it could be dermatographic urticaria. In dermatographic urticaria, wheals appear on the skin a few minutes after scratching. These wheals, also known as flares, usually subside in around 30 minutes.

8. Can coming in contact with water lead to urticaria?

Yes, there are cases where coming into contact with water leads to urticaria. This type of urticaria is termed as water induced urticaria.

9. What does the term solar urticaria mean?

The urticaria that gets triggered from exposure to sun is referred to as solar urticaria. In such cases, wheals appear on the skin surface that is exposed to the sun.

10. What does investigation of urticarial involve?

A case of urticaria can be easily diagnosed by the appearance of skin rash. In cases where allergies are the suspected cause of urticaria, allergy tests must be conducted.

11. What is angioedema?

Angioedema is a condition arising from an allergic reaction caused by the release of histamines and other chemicals into the bloodstream. In angioedema, the swelling appears under the skin instead of on the surface as in case of urticaria. The swelling appears mainly around the eyes or lips, sometimes in the hands, feet, and genitals. In some cases, angioedema involves the throat and tongue, thus blocking the airways. Such cases of angioedema are life-threatening and need to be treated as a medical emergency.

12. Can Homeopathy Treat my urticaria permanently?

Yes Homeopathic medicines offer a effective solution for urticaria. The duration to the treatment will vary from case to case. Factors such as intensity, frequency and duration of urticaria decide the course of treatment under Homeopathy.

13. Can lifestyle changes help manage urticaria?

Yes, lifestyle changes can make a big difference and even prevent urticaria. The best way to prevent urticaria is to know the triggers and avoid them. Some known triggers for urticaria are cold, heat, exercise, stress. A person who is allergic to certain food products which lead to urticaria could restrict their consumption. Medication that leads to urticaria must be avoided at all cost. Stay away from harsh soaps while washing and bathing. Also, avoid bathing with very warm or very cold water. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

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  1. Am also urticaria patient it’s starting 5 month back take very medicines but no use get take medicine when stop..itching….and stop the medicine…than start same problem….now am consulting homiyopathi doctor..last month I take homiyopathi medicine..I had .30 days …but itching not stopping now also have problems……what can I do…..I really feel bad plz help me ……… so suffering.. this pblm….plz doctor….say …something…..


    I have urticaria since 3 years. But I can not solve by medicine. I can’t find any reason. But the welt occurred regularly. What can I do?

  3. Doctor, i developed urticaria around Nov 2018. Initially I didn’t think much of it until Feb 2019 when the itching intensified after I took coffee, nuts, prawns on the same day. I went to a dermatologist who gave me wincit-M and asked me to control diet. Seeing no improvement even in July, i visited a homeopathic doctor and am now taking four different pills spanning throughout the day. The thing is that like wincit-M the current pills don’t stop the itching and I am left to deal with the itching till the end of course hoping for the pills to work. This has left me stressful and I am not sure if I should pop a wincit-M tablet along with the homeopathic pills just so that the itching stops. Please advice.

  4. Maha Adeel says:

    Hi Dr. I have been suffering from urticaria since a year! They appear every day or another day I am unable to find the triggers! I’m married and mother of two daughters! I am a woman with C-section! Few months back my eyes lips and eyelid also started swelling with urticaria! Kindly suggest me test and treatment to get rid of these permanently!!! Please I’m very much fed up of this!

  5. Khushboo says:

    Whenever I eat mangoes , after sometime my tongue ,ineer lips ,throat become red. Even blood start coming from them .
    Also , when I scratch on my skin my skin become swollen and start itching. Anyone can easily read what is written on my skin.

  6. Prag Chitale says:


    I have urcitaria since almost 8 months.

    It is triggered by exposure to cool air.

    Starts from areas I body exposed to cool air and the spreads.

    Have to take anti histamine to control.
    Please suggest medication.

  7. Ritu Sahu says:

    I am suffer from pressure urticaria. My symptoms are I have swalling in my pressure area like shoulder west etc. Sone time smelling appears on my face lips ear . My tounge also carry swalling . Last week my tonsils get swalling and i was unable to take water aldo. Kindly help me. If there is any medicine or course for thst kindly help me. I am suffering frm last 5 years

  8. Salil Sahasrabuddhe says:

    I have been suffering from chronic (20 years) Cholinergic Urticaria.
    It is triggered by stress, heat, hot/spicy food.
    (No visible redness or wheeling but intense itching)
    Any sudden change in body temperature also triggers intense itching. Especially hot/cold water bath.
    What medicine should I take.

  9. Dharmchand says:

    Hi Doc. Sahab. Good evening.I m Dharmchand I m suffering from urticaria for last 10 month.I m taking atarax10mg. But it is effectless. So plz Doc. Sahab give me advise.

  10. Akhilesh Gautam says:

    Hi Dr Sharma,
    I have 5 year old son and he is suffering from urticaria last 3 and half year. and i have done all allopathic medicine and consult with skin specialist also but its just stop once we gave allergic medicine. so there is no satisfaction through this.

    Even I had consult with Homeopathy doctor also regarding this and they given some medicine and he was ok for 6 months and now we stop medicine and this hives/urticaria is occurring again.

    We are not able to understand that how it happening because my son felt so much heat also in body and he touch our body also for getting cold things. when when this hives occurred last time, that time my son ate curd 3 times and before 1 day earlier he ate mango so i dont know exactly that what should i do now and i read so many article regarding medicine so please suggest which one is good for my son.

    I read your article but i m not sure that which medicine is good for my SON:
    1. Apis Mellifica – Top grade Medicine for urticaria
    2. Astacus Fluviatilis – Hives with liver symptoms
    3. Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus – For Urticaria from Cold Exposure
    4. Dulcamara – Urticaria by cold
    5. Sulphur and Apis Mellifica – For Urticaria Triggered by Heat
    6. Natrum Mur – Hives triggered by sun

  11. Tq doctor for Yr explanation about cold urticaria bcz I have urticaria when my body exposed to the cold water or weather. Hot water or sunny days no problems.

  12. Mahesh Mehta says:

    Dr Sharma,
    I have acidity & constipation since last so many years & I regularly take rebiprosel & creamalex to treat it, but if I stop this medicine I get acid reflux constipation and erticaria like small itchy few boils any where on body. Please suggest me good homeopathic medicines to treat it.

  13. Avarpreet Kaur says:

    Kindly suggest for treatment of angioedema (occassional swelling near lips) along with hives. This is since past 1 month. I feel this gets aggravated due to cold.

  14. I have been suffering from urticaria for 20 problem is:I get red rashes even if I stand for 3 minutes;the longer I stand,the worse I get rashes.if I do exercise,doing a little house work like using hammer,if I give strength,if I lift heavy object.Alchohol,lime,tobacco too affects me.I don’t feel comfortable in hot weather.In cold whether I feel very good,I mean sometimes I don’t see any red weals on my body.I really don’t know what to do.It’s sounds stupid but sometime I though of committing suicide(please don’t mind me for this).I could not do anything.I consulted many doctors and took many medicines but there was not any improvement.I even took Dr.batra’s medicine for 1 month during 2015.But during those time I took alcohol so I don’t know its result.Only recently I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me two medicine B-23 drops and urtica urens/ufems (sorry little confuse there) for 1 month but no improvement.I really don’t know what to do.Could you please spare your precious time and give me some advice.I will ever be obliged to you.I’m from nagaland India.

    With regards,


  16. Nima Rakhjea says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma, I have urticaria since last 20years or so.. It aggravates after eating food I am a vegetarian though. and also in rainy sultry weather and sometimes with stress. I do get cough. I am on anti allergic medicine citrezine after every 4th day I have to take this otherwise my condition becomes worse. Kindly suggest and help.

    Best regards

    Nima Rakheja

  17. Selva sibi says:

    What medicine can be taken for pressure urticaria

  18. Hi, I have been having hives every night from past 4 months. I have tried different homeopathic medication and am unable to get any relief from itching. It starts with couple of small itchy bumps and keeps on increasing and at different parts of the body start itching resulting in welts and nettle rash hives. Itching and hives appear again isn’t he morning as I get out of bed. Please suggest what homeopathy medication should I take. I feel much better in the outside air and get few hives sometimes during the day. Bath with warm water helps with the itching and hives which subside slowly after bath.

  19. Kali mur 6x
    Kali ars 3x
    Nat mur 6x
    Is this medicines suits for dermographism? And give clear explanation of this medicines

  20. Hi , my 3 years old started breaking out in hives 2 days ago. It’s all over her body and we gave benardryl. It went away then come back again. It comes back every day since then at the same time of the day, after her nap at around 4 pm. She has had a runny nose and cough for over a week. No change in food or other products. What homeopathic medicine can you suggest? I would like to avoid giving her benardryl. Thank you .

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