3 Simple Home Remedies to get rid of Itch

Home Remedies to get rid of Itch

By: Arlene Gentallan

3 Simple tactics to get rid of itch the natural way!
3 Simple tactics to get rid of itch the natural way!

        When there's itch, scratching follows which does more harm in exchange of temporary relief. Itch is a bizarre sensation which seems to aggravate the problem. Itch can be caused by many thing such as insect bite, poison ivy contact, allergic reaction, atopic dermatitis, chicken pox, eczema and so on.

Here are natural ways you can get rid of itch and avoid scratching:

1. Baking Soda

        Baking soda alkalize the skin. It neutralizes acid. It's a common home remedy for itchy skin. If you have an itch over a large area of your body, you can make a baking soda bath by adding 1 cup baking soda to a tub filled with warm water and soak on it for about 30 minutes.

        If your itch is confined to a small area of your body, you can make a baking soda paste. Simply combine one part water with three parts baking soda to make a paste. Apply baking soda paste directly on the affected area to soothe itching.
        For convenience, baking soda is also available in soap form. It is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It's a natural moisturizer to avoid dry flaky skin.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

        Apple cider vinegar is a versatile home remedy that has a long list of amazing health benefits, which includes soothing itch. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property.

        To relieve itch on a specific area, dab apple cider vinegar directly into the affected area using your fingertips, a cotton ball or a piece of clean cloth.

         If your itch is distributed over a large area of your body, you can mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar with your bath water.

       When buying apple cider vinegar, choose a brand that contains "the mother" which are protein strands that's a source of nutrients.

3. Colloidal Oatmeal Bath

          Oatmeal bath is relaxing and soothing. It can be used by individual with sensitive skin. It leaves your skin soft with a pleasant smell. Use organic unflavored fragrant-free oatmeal.

          For generalized itch, add 1 cup colloidal oatmeal into a tub of lukewarm water. Soak your body for about 20 minutes.

           You can also make a paste with colloidal oatmeal as a natural home remedy for itch on a specific area of your body. Just add a few amount of water into oatmeal enough to form a paste. Let it thicken. Apply it to the itchy area and let it stay for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.