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HIVES, Nettle Rash (Urticaria). Causes

Category: Diseases of The Skin

Foods such as shell fish,
strawberries, cheese, pickles, pork and sausages.

Medicines that may cause it. Quinine, copaiba, salicylic acid, etc.
Disorders of the stomach and bowels. Insects, like mosquito, bedbug, etc.

MOTHERS' REMEDIES. 1. Hives or Nettle Rash, Slippery Elm. "Slippery elm
used as a wash and taken as a drink." Slippery elm is especially good for
any skin disease, as it is very soothing to the parts and relieves the
itching. If taken as a drink it acts on the kidneys and bowels, throwing
off all the impurities.

2. Hives or Nettle Rash, External and Internal Home Medicine for. "Bathe
with weak solution of vinegar. Internal remedy; sweet syrup of rhubarb
with small lump of saleratus (size of a pea) dissolved in it. This dose
was given to a two-year-old child." The rhubarb helps to rid the stomach
and bowels of its impurities, relieving the disease, as hives are usually
due to some disorder of the kidneys and bowels.

3. Hives or Nettle Rash, Tea and Powder for. "Rub with buckwheat flour;
this will relieve the itching almost immediately. Sassafras tea is a good
internal remedy."

4. Hives or Nettle Rash, Catnip Tea for. "Boil catnip leaves to make a
tea, slightly sweeten and give about six or eight teaspoonfuls at bed time
and keep patient out of draughts." The tea can be taken throughout the day
also. If taken hot on going to bed it causes sweating and care should be
taken not to catch cold while the pores are opened.

5. Hives or Nettle Rash, Mother from Buckhorn, Florida, says following is
a sure Cure for. "Grease with poplar bud stewed down until strong; take
out buds, add one teaspoonful lard, stew all the water out. Grease and
wrap up in wool blanket."

6. Hives or Nettle Rash, from a Mother at New Milford, Pennsylvania. "One
tablespoonful castor oil first. Then put one tablespoonful salts and cream
tartar in glass of water; take one spoonful before eating. Have used this
and found it excellent." The castor oil acts on the bowels and the cream
of tartar on the blood.

7. Hives or Nettle Rash, Buttermilk for. "Buttermilk applied two or three
times a day. Found this to be good for nettle rash." Buttermilk is very
soothing and will relieve the itching. This is an old tried remedy.

8. Hives or Nettle Rash, Baking Soda Wash for. "Make a strong solution of
common baking soda, about three teaspoonfuls to pint of water. Sponge or
bathe body thoroughly." Any mother who has a child in the house knows how
valuable baking soda is in case of burns, on account of its cooling
properties. For this same reason it will be found excellent for above
disease, as it will relieve the itching and is very soothing. Good for
children if used not quite as strong.

9. Hives or Nettle Rash, Canada Blue Clay for. "Mix up blue clay and
water to make a paste. Leave until dry and then wash off."

PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Hives or Nettle Rash. Remove causes. Bowels and
kidneys should act freely. Abstain from eating for a day or two if

For the Itching. Diluted vinegar, applied is effective. Also camphor.

Cream of Tartar 2 ounces
Epsom Salts 2 ounces

Take three or four teaspoonfuls to move the bowels, or one teaspoonful
every three hours if the bowels are regular enough. For a child one year
old, give one teaspoonful in water every three hours until the bowels move


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