Urticaria treatment using Salt
The use of salt is beneficial in the treatment of urticaria when it is accompanied by digestive disorders. In such a condition, about twelve grams of salt should be dissolved in water and taken by the patient. The throat should be tickled to induce vomiting. This will give relief and help in curing eruptions.
Urticaria treatment using Alum and Red Ochre
These two substances are considered valuable in urticaria. An equal quantity of alum and red ochre should be ground together and the powder rubbed on the weals.
Urticaria treatment using Rose-Water and Vinegar
The use of rose-water in vinegar is useful when there is severe itching on the eruption. About 35 ml of rose water and 25 ml of vinegar should be mixed and the mixture applied locally to the affected part. This will give immediate relief
Urticaria treatment using Mint
This leafy vegetable has also been found useful in relieving itching in urticaria. About 7 gm of mint and 25 gm of brown sugar should be boiled together in about 175 ml of water and drunk. This will relieve the itching.
Urticaria treatment using Turmeric
The use of turmeric is valuable in urticaria. The patient should take two teaspoons of turmeric powder mixed with a cup of water daily.
Urticaria treatment using Rauwolfia
The herb rauwolfia is beneficial in relieving itching in urticaria. One gram of the powdered root can be taken with a cup of water daily
As urticaria usually has its origin in the gastro-intestinal tract, the best way to commence the treatment is to adopt an all-fruit diet for about five days. In this regimen, the patient should take three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as oranges, apples, pineapples, grapes, pears, peaches, and papayas. The patient should drink a copious amount of hot water.
Well balanced food intake
After the all-fruit diet, the patient may embark upon a well balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits. The emphasis should be on fresh fruits and raw vegetable salads
Food to avoid during Urticaria
The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, all flesh foods, refined foods, and all foods which are difficult to digest
Water and Lemon intake
He should drink at least eight glasses of water daily between meals. A glass of water containing the juice of half a lemon may be taken one hour before each meal and also between meals. The patient should spend two or three days on an all-fruit diet, at regular intervals. This will further cleanse the system of toxic matters and help recovery.
Other Urticaria treatment
A warm-water enema should be used daily during the initial all-fruit diet to cleanse the bowels, and later, if necessary
Exposure to fresh air and sunlight
Fresh air and sunlight are also essential for the treatment and the patient should frequently expose his body to the sun
Avoid exposure to cold
The patient should avoid exposure to cold and cold water
Hot Epsom Salts bath
One of the most effective remedies for treating urticaria is a hot Epsom salts bath to be taken three times a week. This bath is prepared by dissolving one kilogram of commercial Epsom salts in an ordinary bath of hot water. The patient should remain immersed in the bath from ten to twenty minutes. He should cool off gradually and care should be taken not to catch a chill afterwards. No soap should be used with the Epsom salts bath, as this interferes with its beneficial effects