Home Remedies

 Home Remedies

Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and
pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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Itching

When confronted with an itch, most of us tend to throw self-discipline out the door and scratch to our skin's content. While that may prove momentarily satisfying, scratching excessively can injure your skin. Itching, medically known as pruritus, is caused by stimuli bugging some part of our skin. An itch can range from a mild nuisance to a disrupting, damaging, and sleep-depriving fiasco. Itches happen for many reasons, including allergic reactions, sunburns, insect bites, poison ivy, reactions to chemicals, soaps, and detergents, medication, dry weather, skin infections and even aging.



Itching
To get relief from itching, take an oatmeal bath or hold an oatmeal-soaked wet cloth on the itchy blisters for 15 minutes.
Itching
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Itching
  • Avoid scratching or rubbing itchy areas as this worsens the problem. Keep finger nails short to prevent skin damage from scratching.
  • Wear loose, light and cool nightwear. Do not use thick, rough clothing like wool over itchy areas.
  • Take a bath with lukewarm water.
  • Apply a soothing lotion on to the skin after a bath.
  • Avoid exposure to heat and humidity. Keep your body and affected areas dry and clean at all times. Moisture can worsen itching.
Other Remedies
Itching
  • Take honey and cinnamon powder in equal proportions. Make a fine paste out of it and apply this on the affected area. This would stop itching.
  • In a bathtub filled with water, add a cup of white vinegar. Soak the body for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Coat the affected area with a light paste of coconut oil and limejuice. This is a good remedy to cure itching.
  • Mix some baking soda with water. make a paste and apply this on the affected area.
  • Neem is very useful for the treatment of itching. Boil some neem leaves and pour the decoction on the affected parts of the body. Applying neem oil on the affected area is also helpful.
 
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