Natural remedies to relieve itching
Itchy skin can be treated with the following remedies and homemade recipes
- Chamomile : it is the most effective herb to soothe itching, because it also moisturizes the skin and helps reduce inflammation and repair. To use it, prepare an infusion with a spoonful of flowers of this plant per cup of water. Let it cool, strain and wet a gauze with it. Finally for its application, expand it through the area of the itch and immediately you will notice relief.
- lemon: An excellent natural remedy and very effective to calm the itching. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm water. Dip a cotton ball in the preparation and place it in the area that itches, making a brief pressure for a few seconds. Do not pour water on the area to continue acting for longer.
- Oats: Place a handful of oatmeal in a half glass of warm water. Wash with this mixture the skin where it stings. It serves both to soothe the itching and to reduce inflammation of the skin.
- Aloe vera: As always, aloe vera can not miss a list of home remedies for the skin. You can use the cream that is obtained in the naturist houses or remove the wisdom of an aloe vera stalk (one of the essential plants in any home). It is excellent for the skin when it is very dry and after a deep exfoliation.
- Basil, mint and thyme: All three are excellent for itching. Prepare an infusion with any of them, using a proportion of one tablespoon per cup of water. Let it cool and use to wash the affected area, without rinsing.
- Green clay: Poultices with green clay is for those times when you can not stand the itching anymore and you have the imperative need to scratch yourself. It has the ability to cauterize and repair the skin in minutes, as well as to reduce inflammation in the area. Apply on the skin smearing gently. Let it dry and you will feel the relief. When it was dried, remove it with the chamomile infusion explained above or take a bath. Mud is also very good in certain areas of the body, such as arms or legs.
- Onion: mash a few pieces of onion and mix with a few drops of lemon; when you have the mixture, make a poultice with ela. Apply it in the area of itching and let it act for a few minutes. Finally, rinse the area with warm water.
- Baking soda: Prepare a hot water bath and add a cup of baking soda. Remove the water well and bathe for 20 minutes. This is useful when the itching is on the whole body or affects a wide area of skin.
- Witch Hazel Water: Apply directly on affected area and in a matter of minutes the itch will disappear. Repeat as many times as necessary until the itching stops.
- Ice: An ice pack, a cold compress or an ice cube wrapped in a cloth can be excellent “relievers” of itching. The cold decreases the inflammation of the blood vessels and relieves the itching sensation.
- Cornstarch: Wrap a cup of cornstarch with some chamomile flowers ground in a fine cloth and submerge the area. You can do it in the bathtub or with a bucket of water, depending on the location and extension of the area.
- Orange blossom water: Fill the bathtub with warm water and pour a liter of orange blossom water. Stay 15 minutes in the bathtub. If the itching is in a spot, you can simply pass a cotton ball soaked in orange blossom water.
- Malva: Finely cut a handful of leaves and flowers of this plant and mix with butter until you get a homogeneous cream. Spread the mixture a sterile gauze and apply over the affected area for a few minutes. Not only will it reduce the itching but also soften the skin.