They can appear on just one part of the body, or on several parts. The histamine and chemicals cause inflammation and fluid to accumulate under the skin, causing wheals. Fortunately, most cases of stinging nettle poisoning result in dermatitis only. Other scientists have explained how “chronic stress can lead to dysregulation of the mediators and exacerbate underlying inflammatory disease pathophysiology.”. Nettle rash usually affects the skin and it is characterized by itching, swelling, painful rashes that may start from any part of the body and then spread all across the body. If the pain is really severe, you may need to soak the area in the solution until it subsided. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can affect the whole body. Diagnosis will depend on the type of urticaria. Treatment is different than that for acute urticaria. It is also God’s antidote for a bull nettle rash. Pour fresh water over the area without touching. Those with severe symptoms may need to see a specialist. If there is swelling of the tongue or lips, or if breathing becomes difficult, the doctor may prescribe an epinephrine auto-injector, for example, EpiPen, in case of emergencies. Symptoms normally disappear within 24 hours, but sometimes another weal appears as the last one fades. #wildflowers #creation #s, Entering the yellow flower part of our season! The pain from bull nettle is much worse in compararon to other nettles. Add 2-3 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves to 1 cup of hot water It is also known as urticaria, welts, weals, or nettle rash. Urticaria, also known as nettle rash or hives is a red, raised itchy skin rash which could possibly be triggered by some allergic reaction or an allergen. I had no idea bleach was used for treating a bull nettle rash. See your GP or speak to your pharmacist if your symptoms get worse. The anti-inflammatory and antihistamine qualities of stinging nettle make it a natural treatment for inflammatory conditions like eczema, as stated in the American Journal of Contact Dermatitis in 2003. Break off a curled dock leaf, break it open and rub it on the bull nettle rash. A study in 2005 linked stressful life events, low family support, insomnia, and hives in 75 participants. 24. In some cases, it may relate to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as thyroid disease or lupus. Plant Profile. Wash the area with soap and water as soon as possible to relieve the sting and remove the nettle hairs. It can reduce symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria, a type of hives of unknown origin that can last for months or years. Various antihistamines can be purchased in pharmacies or online. Or, put up with an angry red rash for weeks. Antihistamines, such as cetirizine or fexofenadine, help by blocking the effects of histamines and reducing the rash and stopping the itching. Viruses can also trigger hives. We have tons of stinging nettle on our property and it usually doesn’t even require any sort of treatment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Chronic urticaria continues for more than 6 weeks. Bull nettle is certainly in its own category! Grrr…. Patients who experience symptoms of depression should speak to a doctor. Whether the trigger is allergic or not, a complex release of inflammatory mediators, including histamine from cutaneous mast cells, results in fluid leakage from superficial blood vessels. I have not tried this, but again, tobacco contains something in it which neutralizes the sting of bull nettle. Either way, home treatment is usually enough for most symptoms. Using capsules or tea leading up to and through allergy season may help to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, including allergic rhinitis. Everything I put on it either made it worse, or maintained the angry look and feel of the rash. It may appear on one part of the body or be spread across large areas. When you simple brush up against a bull nettle plant, you have a stinging, itchy rash. Pour the solution over the affected area and then wipe with a paper towel. Sometimes hives or blisters will form. Avoid touching the area at first. Treat Seasonal Allergies. Pinch off a leaf of jewel weed, break it open and rub it on a bull nettle rash.