This remedy relieves swollen, itching, burning skin or lips, relieved by cold applications.
This relieves itching aggravated by cold and water.
This remedy relieves symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives or urticaria.
Select the medicine that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.
Many homeopathic physicians suggest that medicines be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the medicine work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient. If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different medicine.
Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
Hives, or weals, are allergic reactions, with red, swollen skin, red patches, itching, and burning pain. They are triggered by some foods, medications or allergens such as latex or animal dander. See a doctor immediately if you experience difficulty breathing. See a doctor if hives are recurrent or do not heal.
Last Review: 10-31-2012
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