10 Home Remedies for Itching

Apr 09, 2014

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    Remedies for Itchy Skin

    Itchiness is something we all find hard to resist and embarrassing situation. At that moment, all we think is scratching an itchy spot to get the relief, but the relief it gives does not last long. A few natural remedies can help get rid of the unpleasant irritants and relieve itching. (Image source:Getty)

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    Lemons are one of the best remedies for itchy skin, thanks to the rich content of vitamin C and fruit’s bleaching properties. Besides itching, the volatile oil in lemon numbs sensations and is effective against inflammation. Just apply a little juice over the itchy area to get relief from itching. (Image source:Getty)

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    Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is excellent for itchy skin, whether it has occurred as a result of dry skin or an insect bite. Rub a little coconut oil onto the affected area or if you have a widespread itch all over the body, soak in a bathtub of lukewarm water. (Image source:Getty)

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    Aloe Vera

    Aloe vera has skin smoothening agents and moisturizing action to give you much-needed relief from itching. Just rub the aloe gel over an itchy spot to reduce the irritation and get rid of the itchiness. (Image source:Getty)

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    Peppermint leaves are an excellent remedy for itching, as it provides a cooling sensation. You need to crush up the leaves and rub it onto the affected area. You can also use the crushed peppermint leaves with the cold ice cubes as it numbs the affected area and bring down swelling and inflammation. (Image source:Getty)

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    Fruit Peels

    Fruit peels are more useful than you think they are; they can be used to get rid of skin itchiness. Rub peel or rind onto the affected area to reduce the skin inflammation and put away the itching. (Image source:Getty)

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    Tulsi or Holy Basil

    Tulsi is known to reduce irritation of the skin. It has thymol, eugenol and camphor- the components that prove extremely effective against skin inflammation. Boil a few tulsi leaves in water and after it cools, apply to the itchy skin. (Image source:Getty)

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    Petroleum Jelly

    Petroleum jelly is the best remedy against itch for those with sensitive skin. It has no harmful chemicals and also has a smoothening action that makes skin irritation less severe. Whenever you can’t resist itching, just apply petroleum jelly to the affected part. (Image source:Getty)

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    Baking Soda

    An itch restricted to a small area can be easily managed with baking soda. Make a paste of baking soda, combining 1 part of water to three parts of baking soda. Don’t apply the paste to the itchy area if the skin is broken. (Image source:Getty)

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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Vinegar works well for itchy skin and scalp. Owing to the antiseptic and antifungal action, apple cider vinegar makes a good anti-itching agent. Dip a cotton ball in a little apple cider vinegar and apply it on the itchy area. (Image source:Getty)

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    Oatmeal is known to have compounds called avenanthramides that help reduce inflammation. To make an oatmeal remedy, add two spoons of water to half a cup of plain oatmeal and then let it sit for a few minutes. Apply the paste to the itchy area and wash it with water after an hour. (Image source:Getty)