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