8 Natural Home Remedies For Skin Allergies
There are several types of skin irritations that are caused by allergies. This article will describe the three most common effects of skin allergies and various ways to treat the symptoms of each irritation using effective home remedies.
Home Remedies For Hives
Hives are raised bumps that are usually red in color and highly itchy. They can be any size and can be anywhere on your body.
In most cases, hives are gone in few days or in a couple of weeks. Food, drug, and insect bite allergies are the most common cause of hives.
#1. Baking Soda
One home remedy to reduce the itching and inflammation of hives is to make a paste out of baking soda and water. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water and mix them together until they form a paste.
Rub this baking soda paste on your hives. Let it sit for at least ten minutes or until it dries off. Rinse this off with cool water once the time is up.
#2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is a soothing natural remedy that can also help to reduce itching and inflammation.
Aloe vera gel can be gotten directly from the aloe vera plant or in bottles from a store. Rub the gel on your hives. Do this every couple of hours as needed.
Home Remedies For Angioedema
Much like hives, angioedema is a swelling of deeper layers of the skin. Like hives, this is most often caused by insect bites, medication, and food allergies. Angioedema most often occurs on the hands, eyelids, and tongue.
#3. Cold Compress
If it is your eyelids that are swelling, using a cold compress is a great way to reduce the swelling. Soak a cloth in cold water and lay it on your eyes(with your eyes closed). Keep this on your eyes until the swelling goes down. You may need to re-soak the cloth several times before the swelling goes down.
#4. Oatmeal Bath
Oatmeal baths can help to reduce itching and inflammation. Do this if your hands or feet are swelling. Fill your bathtub with warm water and add in a few tablespoons of uncooked oatmeal. Bathe for at least fifteen minutes or until your swelling goes down a little.
Home Remedies For Dermatitis
There are a couple of types of dermatitis, including contact dermatitis and eczema. These are both rashes that are red, painful, itchy, and that swell. This can happen when your skin comes in contact with something that it’s not supposed to.
Like hives and angioedema, foods, medicines, and bug bites can cause this rash. However, fabric, animal dander and pollen allergies can also cause the rash to appear. Luckily, there are many natural remedies to treat this.
#5. Know your Triggers
Skin allergies in different people are triggered by different things. Know what you are allergic to and what bothers your skin. If your dermatitis acts up, write down what you were doing before.
By keeping a record of what you were doing before the rash appeared, you can better know what causes the rash, and this way you can better avoid it.
Some clothing can cause rashes to appear. The most common fabrics that bother people are cotton and wool. Wool tends to be a more common allergy of the two. Plus, it is rather itchy even if you aren’t allergic to it. Try to avoid wearing clothes made of these fabrics, but more so, wool.
#7. Aloe Vera Lotion
Aloe vera gel is great on its own, but it’s a even better natural home remedy if you add it to lotion or if you buy lotion with aloe vera in it.
This will help to reduce the itching and inflammation, as well as moisturize your skin to get rid of the dryness. Use this lotion every couple of hours as needed.
#5. Allergy Medication
It might be advisable to take some allergy medication when your dermatitis acts up. Take some allergy pills (only take as many pills as are advised, as often as advised). Also, drinking a little bit of children’s allergy medication can help as well.
Hopefully these natural remedies can help cure your skin allergies.