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How to relieve itchy skin naturally

Dermatitis, eczema or a simple allergy or reaction can cause annoying itching on the skin.  We discover some useful tips that will help you relieve its symptoms.

Itchy skin is quite annoying and these itches are usually a symptom associated with dermatitis, and other skin conditions such as eczema or hives. In the particular case of dermatitis, for example, we are faced with a reaction that occurs in the skin, and that causes the appearance of common symptoms such as swelling and redness.

It can affect both children and adults, especially when it comes to atopic dermatitis, which is commonly associated with children but also affects adults (as well as children and babies).

Some remedies prepared with natural products can help us to calm these itches, however, we must apply these remedies after going to the doctor and who has detected and diagnosed what type of skin condition we have. Always before any anomaly we should go to the doctor.

Natural remedies to relieve itchy skin

Natural remedies with baking soda to relieve itching

The bicarbonate remedy that we will prepare is for itchy hands and feet.

To prepare this remedy we need:

  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • 2 and half liters of warm water.

Heat the water and once hot add the baking soda. Dissolve and let cool.

Once it is lukewarm, we put the water in a basin or basin and submerge the feet or hands, depending on whether some limbs or others are affected by itching.

Natural remedy for eczema

Honey has many beneficial properties for our body and among them is those that are beneficial for the skin; it is anti-inflammatory, regenerating, and antibacterial.

This natural remedy, in addition to honey, contains lemon essential oil, rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps us regenerate skin cells.

The mixture of these two ingredients makes them effective in treating eczema and also relieving itching.

We will prepare this remedy with the following ingredients:

  • Half a teaspoon of honey.
  • 4 drops of lemon essential oil.
  • 125ml from mineral water.

We put the water to heat and once it is hot, remove from the heat and add the honey and the drops of essential oil. Stir well to dissolve.

Let warm and moisten sterile gauze or compress with this preparation and apply it on eczema or on the area that causes us itching.

Chamomile infusion to relieve itching

The properties of chamomile are very beneficial to calm itchy skin; it is also moisturizing, hydrates the skin, is anti-inflammatory and also helps us repair the skin.

We will prepare the chamomile infusion with a teaspoon of chamomile flowers and a cup of mineral water. Bring the water to a boil and once it boils, add the chamomile and remove from the heat. Cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Strain the infusion and let it cool. When it is warm we can apply it on the skin.

Application: Soak sterile gauze in the infusion and apply it to the itchy skin area.

Oatmeal water to soothe itching

Oatmeal has many beneficial properties for the skin, it is anti-inflammatory, which will help us to reduce inflammation and also relieves itching.

To prepare this remedy we need a tablespoon of oatmeal and 125 ml. of water. We put the water to heat and once hot we remove from the fire. Let cool, add the oats, stir to dilute the oats.

Application: We wash the itchy area with this preparation.

Useful tips for itchy skin

Some tips can also be useful when suffering from itching:

  • We should not scratch the affected area as this will irritate the area and further aggravate the condition of the skin.
  • Wash our hands well so that the skin does not get infected.
  • Wash both underwear and towels well after we use them.
  • Always keep your skin well hydrated.
  • Use mild soap, gel and shampoo with neutral PH.


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