Itching is common problem face by almost all of us due to various reasons like bug bites, sunburn, poison ivy, allergies, reactions to chemicals, soaps, medication, dry weather, infections and many more. To scratch or not to scratch is the question. Though at times, itching in front of people become very embarrasing, most of us tend to throw self-discipline out the door and scratch to our skin's content. Though this gives a momentary satisfaction, scratching excessively can injure your skin.
Itching Natural Remedies
There are many home remedies for solving the problem of Itching which we are discussing below:
- Baking soda: For hard-to-reach itches, soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30 to 60 minutes in the tub and air dry. If but tub is not available, you can add 2 Tbsp in 1 bucket of warm water and take a bath with the water. Localized itches can be treated with a baking soda paste, by mixing 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply to the itch. Baking soda is a well known home remedy for itching.
- Oatmeal: Instead of baking soda, add 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a warm bath to ease your itches.
- Lemon: Lemon is also another effective remedy. Lemon contains anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce itching. Squeeze undiluted lemon juice on itchy skin and allow to dry and see the difference.
- Aloe vera: Aloe vera is a must for itches. The same constituents that reduce inflammation and blistering in burns also is helpful to reduce itching. Just rub the the gel of an aloe-vera leaf only on the itch.
- Neem: Neem is very useful in treating itchiness. Boil some neem leaves and pour the de-coction in the boiling water. Applying neem oil on the affected area is also helpful.
- Apple Cidar Vinegar: Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your bath water to relieve itchy skin.
- Cold Compress: Apply cold compress to the itchy areas, it is thought to bring relief from itching.