We understand how embarrassing it is to scratch your itch in a public place. It is a difficult dilemma between social etiquettes and irresistible urge to scratch.
There can be many reasons for itchy feeling on your skin. It can be as simple as an insect bite or sun burn to complicated things like skin allergy, reaction to certain chemicals or skin disorders like psoriasis. But in all the cases scratching is the last thing you should do. Scratching can only give you temporary relief and not a permanent solution. In many a cases it can aggravate an already worse situation.
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If your skin is sensitive and more vulnerable to skin reactions leading to itchy feeling, then follow this simple do’s and don’ts
1. Avoid scratching in first place. If you still can’t resist, then opt to wear hand-gloves so that your nails do not touch the itchy skin.
2. Wear smooth and well textured clothes which does not cause skin irritation.
3. Temporarily apply any lotion or petroleum jelly to get rid of the dryness on skin.
4. Make sure that all the skin and body care products you use are mild and with less soap content.
5. And lastly, sometimes stress can also induce scratching so always remain calm and relaxed.
How To Cure Itchy Skin With Home Remedies:
You will be surprised to find that few of things which are present in our house are also some of the most effective ways to cure your itching problem permanently.
1. Baking Soda:
Baking soda has the inherent quality of being anti-septic and anti-bacterial and is known to cure itching effectively. If your itchy area is small then make a paste of baking soda with water in the ratio of 3:1. Apply this on the affected area and get instant relief.
However, if your itchy portion is majority of your body then soak your body in lukewarm water mixed with baking soda. Remain in water for at least half an hour and feel the difference.
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2. Fresh Basil Leaves:
Apart from its soothing appearance and aromatic smell, it contains camphor and thymol which are good for itchy skin. All you have to do is take some fresh basil leaves and crush them to make a fine paste with water. Now apply on the affected areas with a gentle massage. This therapy works well in case of bugs and mosquito bites.
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3. Aloe Vera:
The Aloe Vera plant has excellent qualities of making our skin smooth and soft. It also reduces rashes from the skin. In order to use Aloe Vera, all you have to do is pluck a small leaf from its plant. In order to use it you have to peel it from oust side like a vegetable. In side it is in the form of clear sticky gel, which you can apply on the affected area. Within sometime you will find your itching sensation gone.
4. Mint leaves:
Peppermint leaves is indeed a cool way to get rid of itchy skin. Its anti-inflammation function works well for scratchy skin. When you want to use it, simply take some leaves and crush them. After making a fine paste from it, apply on the affected area. It’s refreshing and cold feeling cures your skin from any infections. You can also freeze to form into ice and then massage with it.
5. Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is like your grandmother’s all-time favourite remedy. And it is indeed very effective in curing itch because of dry skin. Simply rub the coconut oil on your affected skin and let it penetrate. It will reduce the itching sensation in short time. Moreover, when itching is spread across body then it is better to soak yourself in coconut oil mixed water. It shall soothe your itch easily.
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These remedies shall readily cure your itchy skin. But remember if you are suffering from skin disorder or excessive itchy feeling, it is better to consult a dermatologist for relief.