Reduce stress to help hives
- Stress can cause hives or make them worse. If your tension needs taming, master a nerve-calming technique such as meditation, yoga or progressive relaxation.
- Brew up a cup of chamomile, valerian or catnip tea. All of these herbs have a sedative effect that may soothe your stress and therefore your hives. To make the tea, stir one teaspoon of the dried herb into one cup of boiling water, steep 10 minutes, strain out the plant parts, and drink the tea.