Hives are red bumps that appear on the skin which can give an itchy feeling with burning sensation and can be swollen too. They are typically caused by allergic reaction as the body releases chemicals that make the skin develop hives. An infection or emotional stress can also be the cause. Hives generally fade within 24 hours and don’t require treatment. However, you should seek immediate medical attention if you experience dizziness, swelling in your throat or face and difficulty breathing. But if your hives are milder, here is how to ease any discomfort and speed up the healing process.
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe swelling and itchiness easily. Its combination with baking soda works more effectively. Add two cups of oatmeal and a cup of baking soda to the kid’s bath and let him soak for some time.
By applying cold compresses the child’s blood vessels shrink and it reduces itchiness, pain and swelling. Wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and apply on the skin several times a day.
Green tea helps in the treatment for hives too because of being rich carrier of antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols that helps improving child’s immune system. Apply wet tea bags for quick relief or give 2-3 cups of it daily.
It is one of the most natural remedies to choose as you just have to apply aloe vera on the child’s skin. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties relieves the pain easily. It removes the redness and itching sensation too. Cut half of it, squeeze out its gel and apply on the affected area. It is considered the best safe natural one for kids.
Cover the kid’s welts with calamine lotion. It soothes with giving a calm feel and relieves from redness and burning sensation.
Mix baking soda with water and apply its paste on the skin as soda has been used as soother and cleanser since ages, thus is a good one for treating hives. This natural remedy is safe and would not have any side effects on the kid’s skin. Let the paste dry before washing off.