Itch is an irritation in the skin that elicit an urge to scratch. Itches are a ordinary problem and can be limited to a small area (limited to one area of the body) or sweeping (occurring all over the body or in several dissimilar areas). The medical term for itching is pruritus
Itching may be caused by a skin disorder or by a illness that affect the whole body (systemic disease).
Skin disorders that cause harsh itching include infestations with parasites (such as scabies, mites, or lice), insect bites, hives, atopic dermatitis, and allergic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.
Most itching is caused in the body due to evils that are allied with the vata dosha, i.e. the dosha that governs the air element of the human body.
This dosha is aggravated not just by the body itself, but also due to outdoor factors such as climate.
This is the reason why itching is more harsh in the winter season than in the summer.
Wash affected area correctly then apply a thick layer of vase line, this give relief in itching.
Another good homemade is an request of fresh stinging nettle oil give relief from itching.
Soak 2 handfuls of Chickweed in water, when the plant becomes soft, allow it to be cool and then apply to the skin. This is one of the finest home remedies for itching
Causes of Itching
1. The ordinary cold
2. Seasonal allergies
3. Food or medicine allergies
6. Dry skin
Symptoms of Itching
2. Dry, split skin
3. Leathery or scaly texture of the skin
4. Tendency to scratch frequently, to relieve itching sensation
5. Redness of skin
Treatment of Itching
1. Babul (Acacia arabica)
The bark of the babul is efficient in controlling skin problems. It is most beneficial in the treatment of itching caused due to eczema.
2. Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
Holy basil leaves are very efficient in the treatment of itching due to ringworm. Its properties have also been found in other kinds of itching.
1. Avoid using strong soaps and deodorant soaps around blisters or a rash. Use gentle soaps.
2. Wear cotton clothing. Avoid wool and acrylic fabrics next to the skin.
3. Do not scratch the blisters. Scratching leads to more scratch and may cause a skin infection to develop.
Home Remedy for Itching
1. A simple way to treat itching would be to have bath putting 2 cups of oatmeal in a tub with lukewarm water.
2. Dust the exaggerated area with cornstarch. Alternatively, some cornstarch can be poured in the bath water as well.
3. In the bath water, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This would work well to provide ease from itching.
4. Apply cold squeeze to the exaggerated area. This is likely to reduce the itchiness caused.
5. A good remedy to get relieved from itchiness would be to apply fresh hurtful nettle oil on the affected area. Otherwise, drink 1 to 2 cups of Nettle tea daily.
For this, add 1 tsp of the dried nettle foliage in a cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for 15 minutes.
6. Soak 2 large handfuls of fresh chickweed in water. When the plant softens, cool it and apply on the exaggerated area