Home remedies for itching: This prevents annoying scratching

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Itchy skin is often harmless, but can be stressful depending on the intensity. You can counteract the itching with natural home remedies.

itching can affect the skin on almost all parts of the body and, depending on its characteristics, can be extremely troublesome. Particularly severe itching can severely limit the quality of life of those affected. You should definitely get to the bottom of it. There are effective home remedies to help relieve itchiness, acute and seasonal itching.

Causes of itching

See a doctor immediately if you have skin changes.
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See a doctor immediately if you have skin changes.

Itching on the skin can have many causes. If your skin is so itchy that it affects you in everyday life or if it occurs in connection with skin changes, you should definitely see a dermatologist. Because less obvious causes are possible and the itching sometimes only a first symptom. Reasons for itchy skin can be:

  • Various food intolerances and allergies
  • Stress and wrong nutrition
  • Excessive skin care and aggressive cosmetics
  • Pollution due to harmful environmental influences
  • Parasites like lice, scabies or mites
  • Skin fungus
  • Neurodermatitis
  • various internal diseases, such as metabolic diseases

In many cases, itching is harmless. Especially if it is seasonal and is directly related to dry skin. Especially in winter, exposed skin areas on the hands, lips, face and scalp are particularly difficult and dry out quickly. Itching is now in season. So that it doesn’t stay that way, you can help yourself with home remedies.

Home remedies for itching

Fresh aloe vera as a home remedy for itching.
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Fresh aloe vera as a home remedy for itching.

You can easily make many home remedies for itching yourself. They are usually inexpensive and provide relief straight away. And best of all: the gentle home remedies come directly from nature.

  • Sea salt bath: A well-known home remedy for itchy skin is a warm bath with sea salt. Salt contains everything that is important for our skin Minerals and can provide relief immediately. The salt bath supports your skin in regenerating its protective acid mantle and also has an anti-inflammatory effect. For a soothing sea salt bath, fill your bathtub with warm, not too hot water and generously enrich it with sea salt (e.g. with **avocado gates or Amazon). The bathing time should not exceed 15 minutes, too long bathing can dry out your skin again.
  • St. John’s wort oil: After a bath, your skin is particularly susceptible to further care. Now rub your body with natural oil on. This also soothes the itching and makes your skin velvety soft. For example, it is well suited for itchy skin St. John’s wort oil, It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects.
  • Aloe vera: It is a popular medicinal plant that is particularly known for its positive effects on the skin. The clear gel of the cactus plant moisturizes and revitalizes dry and itchy skin. It also contains Vitamin E.that can relieve inflammation and prevent the ingress of bacteria and fungi. Aloe vera gel you can get it ready in the pharmacy or order it online (e.g. at ** avocado gates). You can also just keep the pretty plant in a pot and apply its cooling gel directly from the leaf to your skin or process it into gel. Aloe vera gel should always be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Black tea pack: black tea Contains tannins that strengthen the protective layer of your skin and is a simple home remedy for itching. You can use black tea in the form of a pack or soak a towel in it and dab the affected skin areas with it. Let the tea steep for a good 20 to 30 minutes beforehand. You can repeat a black tea cure several times a day and as needed. However, it is important to use unscented black tea in organic quality if possible. Flavors could irritate your skin.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Also Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective home remedy for rash and itchy skin. Apple cider acetic acid helps to rebalance your skin’s natural pH and soothe the itch. Mix apple cider vinegar and tap water equally for skin treatment. Dab the affected skin areas several times a day with a towel soaked in apple cider vinegar and water.

Do not scratch if itchy

Even if it is difficult: You should scratch itchy skin as little as possible. Frequent contact with the hands can make the itching even worse. Dirt and bacteria under the fingernails can lead to further infections of the already weakened skin areas. Before you put your skin on your skin with your fingernails the next time, try to resist this urge with alternatives: Lightly rubbing or carefully pinching the itchy skin often helps.

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