URTICARIA OR HIVES
Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course.
The condition is considered chronic hives if the welts appear for more than six weeks and recur frequently over months or years. Often, the cause of chronic hives is not clear.
Chronic hives can be very uncomfortable and interfere with sleep and daily activities. For many people, antihistamines and anti-itch medications provide relief.
Signs and symptoms of chronic hives include:
~Batches of red or skin-colored welts (wheals), which can appear anywhere on the body
~Welts that vary in size, change shape, and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course
~Itching, which may be severe
~Painful swelling (angioedema) of the lips, eyelids and inside the Throat
~A tendency for signs and symptoms to flare with triggers such as heat, exercise and stress
~A tendency for signs and symptoms to persist for more than six weeks and to recur frequently and unpredictably, sometimes for months or years.
In ayurveda Urticaria or hives are called as Shita-Pitta, the causative factors are imbalances in kapha and pitta dosha, Aamvisha sanchiti in body tissues, increased blood toxins etc.
Ayurvedic treatment for Urticaria or hives include virechan treatment followed by medicines.medicines used are mostly pitta and kapha balancing in nature.
At our akshay arogyam ayurvedic clinic we treat urticaria within very less amount of time with self prepared herbal medicine and our own designed panchakarma therapy.