If you suffer from hives or angioedema (swelling underneath the skin), you may be aware of the pain and inconvenience of both conditions.
Although hives and angioedema are its own solitary condition, both conditions may occur simultaneously.
Signs and symptoms of hives and angioedema include itchiness, swelling, oozing after any breaks in the skin, small, raised red bumps, rash and dry scaly skin.
Fortunately, there are a few Folk Medicine Kitchen remedies available which may ease the discomfort in mild hive and angioedema cases:
Some hives and angioedema causes are allergy related. If you have an allergy that causes either condition (ex: caffeine allergy, poison ivy, certain clothes detergents, etc.), it is best to use old fashioned common sense and avoid whatever culprit is causing the immune system to go into a frenzy which produces such skin eruptions.
Himalayan Salt Water Rinse
Himalayan salt is derived from Pakistan. It is pink in color and provides detoxification of the air and also on the skin. When added to water you can create a rinse that can be applied to areas affected by hives or angioedema to sanitize the areas and to decrease instances of bacterial overgrowth.
**Black Hawaiian Salt and Sea Salt can be substituted, however avoid traditional table salt.**
Zinc deficiency can cause hives, eczema, dry skin, slow wound healing and other skin conditions. It is a necessary mineral that is not stored in human body. The nutrient must be acquired through natural food and sometimes supplementation.
Foods that are packed with zinc include shrimp, crab, kale, chicken, whole wheat and pumpkin seeds.