The feeling of scratching the skin is heavenly but its consequences are severe. You start to scratch your skin once your itch makes you go crazy. You see no other option than to scratch your itchy skin, being oblivious of the severe consequences it carries along with it. Your urge to scratch the affected itchy area gets high during the night time making you go sleepless.
The worst thing associated with itching is an urge to scratch more and more. You scratch your itchy area and make your skin infectious which eventually turns unpleasant. In fact, in some cases, continuous itching build up some serious rashes.
Although there are various reasons for itching- a normal mosquito bite or due to mite infestation like Scabies bug. The reasons are endless (dry skin, allergies, irritation, and much more) but there is an only single dermatologist to treat your incessant itching- DR. NATURE. Yes, you heard it right. You spend a huge amount of money on creams filled with chemicals but they end up showing no positive signs. However, Mother Nature has bestowed us with some natural remedies that are highly effective to get rid of the constant itching, that too without any side effects.
The article shares the litany of few such natural remedies that can help you to get relief from annoying itching.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is considered to be the king of all the natural remedies. Its properties are so commendable that it is often used to treat all kind of skin ailments. The antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of Apple Cider Vinegar help you to get rid of irritation and itchiness in no time.
- Pour 2-3 cups of ACV in Luke warm water.
- Soak a cotton ball in the mixture.
- Apply it on your affected area.
- Keep it for 30 minutes and wash it away using warm water.
- Repeat the procedure two times a day for effective results.
- Lemon Juice
Lemon is highly rich in vitamin C and the citric and the acetic acid residing inside the lemon juice is a magical remedy against the itchy skin. Both these acids effectively kill the harmful bacteria present on your skin, paving way for a smooth and refreshing skin with no itchiness.
For the most effective results, you can directly apply it to your affected area.
- Cold Water
When outer skin of the body gets disturbed by an outside agent like prickly clothes, the outer skin sends a quick message to the brain urging to bring relief to the body. The brain sends the same signal to body and body fights against those harmful agents by scratching the itchy skin. However this approach should be avoided, but the point here is that signal of both the cold and itchiness travel along the same nerve fibers. So, once the affected area comes in contact with any source of cold water, it instantly provides you relief from annoying itching.
Different ways to use the cold water are as mentioned below:
- Run a tap of cold water on your affected area;
- Use icing on your affected area;
- Take a cool shower or bath.