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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. M. FARHAN says:

    Hello sir, chronic urticaria
    Serum ige level very high 300 sbove

  2. usha malhotra says:

    I get urticaria if I am stressed. how to avoid mental stress

  3. k.Vanajakumari says:

    Sir, This is vanaja.Ibelieve in homeopathy medicine.I was suffering from Haives Urticaria from two months viggarously .I noticed very lately .my doubt is can this medicine root out the decease perminentely.where is perminent cure in Aurvidica or Homeopathy
    give your valuable sugettion with regards to this THANKYOU

  4. Nina Fusilli says:

    I have chronic heat induced urticaria for many years.
    Which homeopathic remedies work best?

  5. Sanjay Kumar says:

    I am suffering from last 5 to 6 years from the allergy/ urticaria just after bathing . It persist for about 20 to 30 minutes. Iam taking a treatment in homeopathy. But the relief is no longer.

  6. Raheel mahmood says:

    I have urticaria on scalp and back of palms of hand , itching increased with heat and perspiration, scales have been formed on head and swelling and red b bumps are formed on back of the hand. Eruptions are there on scalp only. Pl guide whicheficice to use

  7. Amir shahzad says:

    assalam o alaikum Dr Sharma. i’m from disease is angioedema about 4 become intensive in cold air or in rainy days and also when i take bath with cold water. i feel comfortable in warm the bed.i will pray for you in all my life if you suggestion me best homeo medication.Thanks

  8. Yazdy Palia says:

    I had urticaria over 15 years ago. It started when I went to a doctor for treatment of edema of my foot. The doctor treated me with Avil & a couple of other tablets. The edema started after I had temporary itching in
    in a very tiny area on the foot (Later I realized that it was due to a tick bite).
    The second time I had that same type of itching , within minutes I had the urticaria, followed by a drop in blood pressure, & chest pain. The third time, I got it, the reaction was much faster & more severe. The fourth time I got it, I had collapsed. My blood pressure had dropped to 40 / . This was the time that I found out that it was a particular type of a very tiny tick bite.
    I was then treated by Dr. G. V. Hebbar (Homeopath in Mysore). I was totally cured of it. After that, I did not have any problem for over a decade & a half.
    A couple of years ago, I had been to a dentist for tooth ache & they prescribed some antihistamine, without my knowledge. Since then it has started once again. I teat myself with Ars Alb 200 & Apis Mel 200. It subsided very soon after taking these medicines.
    I got the tickbite again, yesterday. I woke up with the same intense itching between my toes, at 2. Am & knew it was another tickbite. Am having urticara on my neck & upper arms, and around my armpit. No indications of any change in BP. Have taken Ars Alb 200 & Apis. The itching has reduced but it is still there.
    Any suggestions please
    Yazdy Palia

  9. My daughter has mastocytosis since the age of 4 she is 10 years of age .first 7 years we were on elopathic medicine but gain no improvement….
    Now for 1 year we are on homeopathic medicine but spots on the skin become little bit fade but not completly go used medicine like radium brome.hydrocotyle.chelidonium .cardo vedge etc.
    Plz tell me about mastocytosis treatment in homeopathy

  10. Vivek Mittal says:

    Dose of natrum muriaticum in urticaria ?

    • Jennifer says:

      Hello. I have chronic urticaria from my immune system misfiring and attacking my healthy cells. It’s been 50 days now. I’ve seen several specialists, been to the ER twice and seen my family dr several times. I’m in high levels of antihistamines and Pepcid. I’m still getting them. Maybe not as severe, but still getting. I do not like taking all this medicine. I generally take a more holistic approach to things. I’m just not sure how to help myself right now, and I’m tired of having these and going to Drs.

  11. Neha sharma says:

    Hlo dr my 10 yr old son suffering from urticaria and edema prblm lst 25 days plz suggest best homeopathic medicine bcoz i also done astacus, urtica urenus, rhus tox , dulcamara bt there is no relif .

    • Shaheda Ahmed says:

      Hello sir, mujhe urticaria 5/6 years se hai aur ab bhot ziyda badh gaya hai mild angioedema ho gaya hai 1 year se urticaria A46 le rhi thi ab wo bilkul bhi kaam nahi kr raha h. Is liye alopathy medicine lena start kiya omnacortil 10gm and Belashine 20mg medicine se aram hai lekin is ke side effects se dar lag raha… mujhe food allergy hai lekin kis chiz se samjjh nahi ataa hai ab roz raat me dinner ke baad aur subah uthne ke baad swelling aur etching start ho jati hai medicine lene k bad kam ho jati hai….please sir kiya mai homeopathy se thik ho jaungi? Koi achi medicine suggest kar den badi behrbani hogi

  12. Are there blends, liquid or like a Hylands pellet that can be purchased to help control or must you buy each separately and where is a source for purchasing

  13. U are discribing my condition. I am hoping to have a better winter.

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