Itchy skin – Top Natural Remedy Tips

Itching is not only annoying, but at times, it can also be embarrassing as well.

The cause of itchy skin can be a variety of things. Some skin irritations can cause itching as can some internal problems.

Sometimes itchy skin is only a symptom that is being caused by an allergic reaction to food that has been consumed.

It is important to note whether itching seems to occur after having eaten such foods as eggs, fish, peanuts, or soy.

Avoiding foods that cause the reaction of itching should be tried to see the result.

Other things that are known to cause itching are stress, anxiety, nervousness, and depression.

By simply making our world more calm, we can help to relieve skin itching.

There are natural remedies which are very helpful against itching.

The seeds of the butea are good at controlling itching caused due to a variety of skin diseases such as ringworm, scabies and eczema.

It can also cure boils, pimples and swellings that itch.

For better results, these seeds are ground and mixed with lemon juice and used as an external application on the affected part.

Holy basil leaves are very good in the treatment of itching due to ringworm. Its soothing properties have also been found to work in other kinds of itching.

Vinegar extracted from apple too can be added to the bath tub. This too helps in soothing the affected skin.

You can bathe with a little peppermint or yellow dock. It is another remedy to get rid of itching.

For itching of any cause, bathing should be kept brief and preferably in cool or lukewarm water with very little or no soap.

The skin should be patted dry gently rather than rubbed vigorously.

Specific treatment of itching depends on the underlying condition that causes it.

In general, itchy skin should be treated very gently. While scratching may temporarily ease the itch, in the long run scratching just makes it worse.

In addition, scratching can lead to an endless cycle of itch, scratch, more itching.

Great relief can be felt by applying aloe vera oil, lemon juice, vitamin E oil, wheat germ oil or witch hazel tea on the affected area.

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About the Author

Raymond Entwistle is an herbal researcher and author of “How to blast your allergies away forever!” He cured himself of his hay fever and itchy skin using his original natural remedies.

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