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Itchy skin relief - simple skin care remedies that work

You know the annoying feeling when nothing you try brings itchy skin relief? The itch is so intense that it is unbearable.

It might feel good to scratch but you could scratch so hard you leave an open area where germs can get in and that could bring more problem than just the itching. If it continues for several days, or it gets worse, check with your physician. It can be very annoying, especially if you feel like you are spending all your time scratching that itch.

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You'll get some itchy skin relief with these simple skin care remedies:

Baking Soda

For hard-to-reach places soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup of baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30-60 minutes, and air dry, if possible. Local, reachable itches can be helped with a paste of three parts baking soda to one part of water. Do not apply to broken skin.


Add 1 to 2 cups oatmeal to a warm bath and soak for 10-15 minutes. Use hypoallergenic products when you shower or wash any part of your body.


Squeeze the undiluted juice of a lemon on an itch and let dry.


Place 1/2 ounce of dried basil leaves in a pint jar and fill with boiling hot water. You can also substitute mint or thyme. Keep it covered. When cool, dip rag in the water and wipe the place where it itches

Vick's Vapor Run

Rub a small amount on the itchy spot

Honey and Cinnamon Powder

Mix equal parts honey and cinnamon and apply on the affected area.

Aloe Vera

Take a leaf off the plant, slice it down the middle, and apply the gel on the itch.

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White Vinegar

Pour 1 cup into bath water and soak the body for 5-10 minutes.

Cold, wet Dressings

Apply a very cold, wet compress to the itchy spot.

Ice packs

Apply to area for 5-10 minutes

Consider how dry the air is in your home. If there is not enough humidity present, skin tends to dry out. Buy a humidifier and invest in a good moisturizer. Don't forget to drink water.

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