Home Remedies for Hives

There is no magic cure for Hives but there are quite a few recommended home remedies available in a pinch:

  • Take an antihistamine – this is one way to relieve the itch and rash temporarily. Be aware, though, that most antihistamines will make you drowsy.
  • Apply calamine lotion directly to the affected area.
  • Cool down by taking a cold bath or applying a cool compress to the rash. Hot water will only increase the itching.
  • Apply hydrocortisone, like Cortaid to the rash.
  • Apply Milk of Magnesia – the alkaline will help to relieve the itch.
  • Drink tea (although some may find that certain teas actually cause them to develop Hives).
  • RELAX – Hives are sometimes thought to be worsened or even caused by stress and anxiety. Try doing some breathing exercises or yoga.