An individual may have itchy skin. Itchy skin can force an individual to scratch skin in public areas. This can result in embarrassment and discomfort to the individual. Further, the problem of itching is not eliminated by scratching.
Scratching can result in rashes and can increase the problem of itching. Itchy skin can result from medicines, mosquito bites, allergic reactions and so on.
Nowadays, various types of creams/lotions are available in the market for reducing the problem of itching. Many individuals also prefer to use medicated powders to treat itching. However, different types of home remedies can also provide relief from itching.
10 Home Remedies for Itchy Skin
Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice can be directly applied on the skin to obtain excellent results. Lemon juice should be removed only after it has dried. Because of its anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties, application of lemon juice can help an individual in dealing with the problem of itchy skin.Individuals having dry skin can mix virgin coconut oil and lemon juice and apply this mixture on the skin to obtain better results.
Use Basil Tea
Tea prepared with the use of basil leaves can also be applied on the skin to reduce the problem of itching. It is important to note that basil tea should be applied on the skin after it has cooled down with the use of a clean cloth/towel.
Use Aloe Vera Gel
Applying aloe vera gel on the skin can give highly effective results. Aloe vera gel is considered effective not only for reducing the problem of itching but also for treating skin burns.
An individual can also add baking soda to a bucket of warm water and use this water for bathing purposes. Another option is to apply paste created with the use of baking soda and water.It is important to keep this paste applied (on the affected areas) for atleast 20 – 30 minutes. Further, this paste should be removed only after it has dried.
An individual can add finely ground oatmeal (1 or 2 cups) to a bucket of warm water. This water can be used for bathing purposes. This is another home remedy for reducing the problem of itching.
Apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons) can also be added to bath water and used for getting relief from the problem of itching.
Drinking nettle tea 2 to 3 times in a day can also provide relief from itching. Nettle tea can be prepared by boiling dried nettle leaves (1 tablespoon) in water.
An individual can apply fresh stinging nettle oil on the skin to deal with the problem of itchy skin.
Application of burdock root oil on skin can help an individual in dealing with the problem of rashes and itching.
A mixture of honey and cinnamon powder can also be used for obtaining relief from itching. It is necessary to create a paste (with the use of these 2 components) and apply this paste on the skin to obtain effective results.