A stress hives treatment may be in order if you have chronic hives that will not go away, and your doctor is perplexed about the cause of your red itchy hives.
If your stress level is high, it is time to consider that you may have a weak immune system because of all your stress. When your immune system is not functioning properly, it becomes vulnerable, and it can trigger the onset of hives caused by stress and/or a stress rash.
Of course there are many reasons for hives, including reactions to medicines, allergic reactions to foods, certain diseases like lupus or syphilis, or even reactions to bee stings. However, the truth is that knowing what causes hives, is not easy to determine. However, what we do know is that there is a strong relationship between your emotions and your body.
Chronic Stress and Hives
You’ve heard about the Fight or Flight reaction. Whether you are in a physical crisis (poisonous snake, curled up, 2 feet in front of you) or an emotional crisis (argument with your spouse), your body reacts the same way.
- Alarm – You sense a physical or emotional threat. Your body goes into Fight or Flight response. Your heart beats faster, blood pressure rises, perspiration increases, etc. If the threat does not go away (chronic stress, like a job that you hate), your body responds with headaches, stomach upsets, tight muscles, and sometimes hives.
- Resistance – Your body is completely mobilized for fighting or running. You run from the snake or argue with your spouse. If new stressors are added, your immune system can be weakened. The stressors don’t have to be large, like a death in the family or a divorce. Little things can add up over time.
- Exhaustion – Your mind and body just get tired, and your immune system gives in to disease or injury. In extreme situations (lost in the wilderness in cold temperatures), the stressors can lead to death. Most of us just deal with small irritations and everyday problems that add up over time. This chronic stress can lead to physical problems like stress hives or emotional issues.
Relief for Your Red Itchy Rash
Traditional medical treatment for hives, often includes messy creams that require you to strip and apply the creams several times a day. Or medications with nasty side effects. Neither approach gets to the root of the problem…
However, I do recognize that you may need to use medications or antihistamines to relieve the intense itching while you work on a permanent solution. This natural cream by Puriya works quickly, relieves redness and itching and actually promotes healing. It has a full 6 month guarantee, so you can’t go wrong.
For permanent relief, you need get to the root of the problem. You’ll need to find ways to reduce the stress in your life and find healthier ways to approach problems with confidence. When you feel more relaxed and in control, your stress induced hives symptoms will simply go away!
The Stress-Skin Connection
There is no QUICK FIX for stress related hives, but there is a CURE!
Specialists in skin treatments often prescribe relaxation exercises such as meditation and yoga for patients with skin problems. This is because there is a link between emotional upsets and skin eruptions and issues.
Perhaps you know someone who blushes easily when embarrassed or uncomfortable. That’s a mild example of the connection. The fact that our emotions can cause havoc with our complexion and skin, gives us a way to reverse the problem. That’s the good news.
In recent years, scientists have confirmed that we can heal our bodies, by changing our subconscious thoughts. Learning to calm down and get your emotions under control, will go a long way toward curing your hives. So how do you do that?
Natural Stress Hives Treatment
Current thinking on how to treat hives goes beyond prescribing medications. Forward thinking physicians are looking at the whole person, with the goal of improving that person’s quality of life.
Here are some of the methods being used to treat stress hives:
This is my personal favorite. A number of studies have proven hypnosis to be an effective way to change your thinking and your behavior. With an experienced hypnotherapist, you can get results a lot faster than with other treatments.
The beauty of this approach is that you can listen to a hypnosis session at your convenience. I find that the session itself is extremely relaxing, and hypnosis is a great and easy way to get back on track.
The best part is that hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to learn to relax, and therefore, to get rid of stress related issues.
When we are nervous or stressed, our muscles tend to tighten. Massage can help to relax tight muscles and promote a feeling of overall relaxation. Whether you have a massage or use a massage chair, this can help you unwind and relax.
Yoga can stretch and strengthen muscles and help you feel relaxed. People who regularly practice yoga report that they feel relaxed and calm.
Meditation has a calming effect and it can help you focus your mind. Studies have shown that your blood pressure and heart rate are reduced during meditation.
Slowing your breathing rate and practicing abdominal breathing can help you calm down. The problem with this approach is that, when you are tense, it’s really hard to do this. When excited or nervous, we have a tendency to breathe fast and shallow breaths in our chests.
Acupressure or Acupuncture
If you have a practitioner locally, this approach can be effective. Because there are few practitioners in rural areas, you may have to travel some distance to get acupuncture.
This may help, but it could take years. Counseling has had mixed results in past years, and it can get to be quite expensive.
Since a stress rash can easily be confused with much more serious conditions, if your rash does not go away quickly, you should consult with your doctor. Some rashes are indications of a more serious illness. It’s best not to take any chances.