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Be Patient and Don’t Irritate

Hives treatment may not be needed if hives are mild. If you wait a short time, they can disappear on their own without any intervention. If you want to do something to help them go away faster and to reduce itching and swelling, make sure that you do not take any hot baths or showers while you have hives. Also, avoid wearing any tight-fitting clothing because this can further irritate the area where you have hives. (14) This all applies to babies or toddlers with hives as well. Make sure you don’t bathe a child with hives in water that is too hot and keep their clothing loose-fitting and breathable.

Address Allergies

First off, if you think you know what caused your hives, then avoid further contact or consumption with whatever it is. If you suspect that your hives are being caused by a particular food you’re eating or a certain pet you currently have in your home, then it is a good idea to get some allergy testing done. Allergy testing can reveal your hive triggers, which you can then avoid (as much as possible) and you can greatly prevent the likelihood of another undesirable hives rash. (15) Keeping a food diary can also help a hive sufferer to pinpoint any food allergies.

Calm the Inflammation

To calm hives and help them vanish that much quicker, make sure you’re not using any products on your body that will only make the inflammation and itching worse. You don’t want to be using anything harsh on your body right now. This includes soaps and other body care products, as well as the detergent you use on your clothing. Opt for natural products free of unhealthy synthetic fragrances and other aggravating ingredients. Another simple way to calm hives is to take a cool bath or shower. You can also use a cool compress on the hives to help relieve any itching. (

Oatmeal Bath

Natural hives treatment can come in the form of a calming oatmeal bath. Simply add a cup or two of uncooked oats into a stocking or cheesecloth. Tie it up with a rubber band so the oats can’t leak out. Put the oats under the running water as your bath fills up. Your bath will be infused with oatmeal’s skin-calming goodness. Oats are known for their ability to calm skin inflammation, thanks to their naturally high salicylic acid content. Taking an oatmeal bath for hives can help calm these unwanted eruptions for both adults and children. Just make sure the water is warm — not too hot or too cold — since temperature extremes can just make hives worse