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Urticaria, also known as hives, weals, welts, or nettle rash, is a rash that occurs on the skin and is inflamed and irritating. It might occur on a small portion of the body or cover a large area. The rash is often very irritating and can range in size from a few millimeters to a hand's length.
“Sheetapitta” is the Ayurvedic term for Urticaria. Sheetapitta is derived from two words – ‘Seetha’ which means ‘cold’ and ‘pitta’ which means ‘hot’. Thus, it is caused due to over control of ‘cold’ over ‘hot’. When people come in contact with cold air, there is aggravation of Kapha (water) and Vata (air)in the body. Along with them, Pitta Dosha (fire) also gets aggravated and spreads into Rakta Dhatu (blood tissues). This spread of Pitta dosha in Rakta Dhatu vitiates blood, which then relocates in the skin and causes urticaria (Sheetapitta).
The treatment of urticaria/hives follows multiple detoxification of the body to remove ama, abhyanga, sevadana, vamana, virechana, relaxation of mind and consumption of herbs and diet that helps to cure urticaria. This line of treatment has proven to be effective in reversing this condition within a period of weeks.

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At Elite Ayurveda, we try to eliminate the disease from its root cause by using the wisdom of traditional medicine. The treatment for Urticaria (hives) follows the steps mentioned below:

  1. Detoxification of body: To cure urticaria, it is necessary to eliminate aggravated doshas and purify the toxins in the body. This is done using Ayurvedic medications and Panchakarma procedures.
  2. Urticaria can be effectively treated with abhyanga (massage), svedana (fomentation), vaman (induced vomiting), and virechen (caused loss of motion); which help in detoxifying the body and boosting metabolism.
  3. Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Vasa are Ayurvedic herbs that are effective against skin problems and visha (Poisoning). Lepa is prepared from these Ayurvedic herbs and applied on the affected skin. This helps in healing the rashes/ hives.

Types of Urticaria

  1. Acute Urticaria:

Insect bites, drugs, infections, some internal diseases, or eating foods like almonds, chocolates, seafood, tomatoes, eggs, berries, or milk can all trigger Acute Urticaria symptoms, which persist shorter than six weeks. Acute Urticaria can be caused by medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or some pain relievers. They commonly affect the cheeks, toes, fingers, neck, and even the genitals of men.

  1. Chronic Urticaria:

Urticaria will persist for longer than six weeks if it is chronic. Chronic Urticaria has a difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose cause. Chronic Urticaria causes can, however, be connected to the immune system or disorders like thyroid, hepatitis, or even cancer in some situations. Chronic hives may be painful and unsightly, and they can also interfere with a person's sleep and day-to-day activities.

  1. Physical urticaria:

The hives develop due to physical reasons like mosquito bite, cold, increase in body temperature, sun exposure, or due to rubbing on skin frequently.

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