Homeopathic Remedies for Hives (Urticaria)

Urticaria, commonly referred to as hives, is an allergic condition of the skin involving a dermal and epidermal layer of the skin. Urticarial rashes are usually raised, well-circumscribed areas of erythema and oedema. It causes severe itching and may cause burning and stinging.

Urticaria occurs due to certain triggers such as some food, stress, insect bites, heat or cold, etc. This triggers causes excess histamine to be released in the skin causing Urticarial rashes.


Homeopathy can offer the most definitive treatment for Urticaria. Here are certain homeopathic remedies used in the treatment of Urticaria along with how Zomeo homeopathic software can be used for finding appropriate remedies.

  • Apis mellifica:

Red, inflamed, raised patches of skin. Burning and stinging like a bee sting. They may also be tender to touch. These raised patches of skin itch intolerably at night, itching is worse from the warmth of the bed. The itching is also worse in cold weather.

Apis mellifica

  • Arsenicum album:

The Urticaria caused by eating shellfish which causes burning and itching with restlessness. Eruptions are worse at night.

Arsenicum album

  • Belladonna:

The person has a red hot face, with red eruptions. Eruptions appear on the entire body with more on the inner side of limbs and less on the face. Itching aggravated in morning and evening and is better by scratching.

  • Urtica urens:

This remedy is made up of plant stinging nettle, which has a tendency in itself to produce Urticaria. The remedy is used when Urticaria is caused by shellfish, bee sting. Bathing can also aggravate lesions. Lesions are red with severe burning and itching. It can be associated with seasonal changes with annual Urticaria attacks.

Urtica urens

  • Rhus Toxicodendron:

The person is generally aggravated in cold, damp weather, or hives appear after getting wet or chilled. Hives can also appear when they have a fever. Urticaria requiring this remedy has intense itching. Rashes are better by warmth and aggravated by cold.

Rhus Toxicodendron

  • Natrum muriaticum:

It helps in cases of chronic Urticaria. Lesions are intensely itchy which develop after severe irritation.

Natrum muriaticum

  • Dulcamara:

It is used for widespread lesions covering the body caused after exposure to cold and damp.  There is severe itching which is better by cold application and aggravated by warmth.




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