Itching is the most common feature of hives, an inflammatory reaction of the skin that is recognizable by its sudden outbreak, and its appearance resembles the reaction of the skin when in contact with ordinary nettle. The body reacts to the substance, it is allergic to the production of antibodies that release histamine in the skin, so it turns red and starts itching. Substances that act as allergens can act externally or internally. Allergic reactions can also be caused by some medications, especially antibiotics. Stress, overeating, aging or hereditary factors increase the risk of developing an allergic reaction. Much less often, itching occurs as a result of a disease, such as scabies or chickenpox, then as a result of kidney and liver disease, and can be a side effect of chemotherapy.


- Try to determine if there is an allergy to certain foods, and avoid them
- Avoid substances that irritate you
- Do not scratch, because it worsens the condition and leads to recurrence of the disease
- Take garlic, Siberian ginseng and echinacea against infection
- For suppression of itching use ice compresses with addition of sage
- Take burdock, plantain and wild pansy to soothe itching and inflammation
- Compresses of thyme, lavender, chamomile, marigold and common juniper
- Drink blackcurrant, chamomile, artichoke and liquorice tea
- Chamomile and lavender essential oil
- Avoid stress
- Move as much as possible in the fresh air
- Relax
- Get enough sleep
- Strengthen your immune system
- Acupuncture


If your face is swollen or you have difficulty breathing, necessarily consult a doctor.