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Home remedies for skin allergy and itching

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11 Sep 2014

The medical term for itching is pruritis . Itching can be due to infection , insect bites, chronic disease , dry skin etc.

Note – An itching that is accompanied by visible skin abnormality should be checked by a physician.
 

Home remedies  for itching are :-

Baking soda –  it is the most common home remedy for itchy skin .

Warning – never  use baking soda on the broken skin .

How to use it :-

For a localized area –  Make a paste (3 parts of baking soda with 1 part of water )  and apply this paste on the affected area .

For the whole body – Pour 1 cup of baking soda in a tub filled with cool water and soak yourself in it for about  ½ hour to 1 hour .

Take cool showers  and run cool tap water over itchy skin to get immediate relief .

Essential oils
 – There are some essential oils such as basil oil , clove oil , neem oil ,peppermint oil , rosemary oil , thyme oil , coconut oil etc . You can apply this on the itching area for relief.

 

 Basil –  Basil acts as an anaesthetic agent . Put the ½ ounce of dried basil leaves in 1 cup of boiling water , cover it   for 2 minutes and after cooling dip a clean cloth into the solution and apply this to itchy skin may times  
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Mint – mint contains an anti inflammatory rosemarinic acid . Prepare it like basil and apply it on itchy skin  many times .

Aloe vera – iI has anti inflammatory property . Take a leaf of aloe vera and slice it down the middle and apply the gel on the itchy skin .

Easily digested food stick to foods that are easily digested for the next 24 hours like rice , bananas , potato etc .

Have watery food like watermelon , muskmelon , strawberry which help remove toxics from the body

Rub the ice on itchy surface this will help to cool you down .

Fruit peels – like banana peels gives a soothing effect after rubbing on the itchy area .  

Oat meal –  it helps  reduce inflammation

How to use it :- in a cup of oat meal (plain , uncooked oat meal ) add a little bit of water and let it sit for sometime until it reaches a paste like consistency . apply this paste on an affected area.

 

 

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