Urticaria commonly known as hives, weals, welts or nettle rash is an allergic condition where the skin appears to be itchy with rashes. It may appear to a definite part of the body or spread across a larger area.
The disease affects 20% of people at some time in their lives. Urticaria is not a contagious disease. Whenever an allergic reaction occurs, the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released into the blood, the tiny capillaries (blood vessels) leak the fluid. This fluid accumulates in the skin results in causing rashes.
In some rare cases, Urticaria is also known as vasculitis, which causes the blood vessel to be inflamed. In these cases, the rashes persist more than 24hrs, they are more painful and most of the time leave bruises.
Gently massage the coconut oil on the rashes. Leave it for a few hours and allow it to absorb. Repeat this twice daily.
Coconut oil is an effective skin moisturizer and helps to relieve from the intense itching sensation that is caused due to hives rashes. It has antimicrobial properties that prevent the skin from developing skin infections.