Published: 04/03/2011 - Updated: 06/01/2016
Author: K. Laura Garcés G
Urticaria is a skin disease characterized by edematous skin lesions with defined contours and a fading and changing halo. The urticaria is usually accompanied by itching.
Such injuries are known as hives and are the result of edema and vasodilation of the superficial dermis. The hives usually last between two and six hours from the outbreak, appear and disappear spontaneously without scarring or leaving skin injury after disappearing.
When hives last more than six weeks, it is considered chronic urticaria. This condition disrupts the nervous system and affects the body in general by histamine. It is a common disease that can occur at any age, although children and young people seem more susceptible to suffer it.
- Swelling and itching.
- Skin covered with small red rings or spots.
- Papules or warts on the body that cause severe itching.
- The forms vary and disappear and appear within minutes or hours.
- You may have some pink lesions throughout the body in different sizes.
- Difficulty while breathing or swallowing.
- Anxiety can cause rapid and irregular beating of the heart.
- Sometimes you can suffer loss of consciousness, dizziness and / or fainting.
- A toxic body or too full of toxins and unnecessary waste that has accumulated due to poor diet, high in processed foods, milk (from cows), cheeses and condiments.
- Malfunctioning intestines that cannot eliminate toxins.
- Contaminated Blood (and body in general) due to improper disposal of toxic wastes which can cause some allergies to medications and / or certain foods such as milk, nuts, eggs, seafood, etc.
- Exposure to dust, lint and pet hair like a cat, reactions that are generated due to the toxic body.
- Wearing too tight clothing as it prevents the movement of waste matter which accumulates in areas that do not permit adequate blood flow.
- Exposure to extreme climates such as very hot or cold.
- Contact with sweat (perspiration) when it is very acidic.
- Excessive sun exposure.
Because this condition is mainly due to a body with excess waste, the key is to put special emphasis on food.
Diet against urticaria
If you're an adult, it is recommended a deep cleansing diet for 2 or 3 days, to clean the body and blood and intestines get purged. There are many cleansing diets as the diet of green tea or syrup (which also serves to lose weight).
Once you've done the cleansing diet, you need to avoid them the following foods a few months: cow's milk and derivatives, sugars and refined flours and all junk, processed food, vinegars, canned, fried, sausages. This applies at any age.
You have to keep a proper diet constantly and in this way strengthen your defenses and make your bowels function better.
Take 2 liters of water per day and include a glass of fresh vegetable juice daily. A glass of pineapple juice fasting is excellent for keeping blood and guts in good shape, and try not to combine fruit with any other food. While fasting, you can also take a bit of fresh garlic clove with a glass of warm water; this remedy is great for combating allergies. If you do not like the smell of garlic in the morning, you can take it at night before bed.
The first meal of the day should be a sour acidic fruit like pineapple, strawberry or blueberry, either in fruit salad or fresh juice. You mustn’t add any sugar or sweetener. You must wait 20 minutes to make digestion of fruit.
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- Avoid tight clothing and overexposure to the sun.
- See if you do not feel pressured or tense, as this may predispose the hives.
- Avoid being constantly on the defensive or feel that someone is "attacking you" as this may predispose hives.
- Avoid scratching as this can damage your skin. If it itches a lot, apply bean powder over the area. It is best to use some of the treatments or home remedies that are great for children.
Natural treatments against urticaria:
- Apply onion slices on the affected skin and leave it there as long as possible.
- You can also rub the skin with the onion slices.
- To decrease the itching and burning, add a cup of hot water to one cup of baking soda. Remove and add to a bath and wash your skin for 15 or 20 minutes.
- Apply an ice pack or cold compress on the affected area (if the rash is not caused by cold).
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