ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Alternative & Natural Medicine

Natural Ways to Stop That Annoying Itch!

Updated on April 23, 2018
Bills Place profile image

Billy Haynes is a content writer & CEO of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience writing about even more.

Source

Natural Ways to Stop that Annoying Itch!

Itchy skin is annoying, irritating and can be embarrassing. This article has many ways that can help you naturally stop the itch without harsh (and often times expensive) medications. However, if you do not know what is causing the itch it is important to identify the main cause if it continues.

Have you ever had a bad itch?

See results

What exactly is itchy skin?

As they Mayo Clinic explains, itchy skin also known as pruritus (proo-rie-tus) can be a result of many things from a rash, an internal disease (liver and kidney diseases) there are literally hundreds of things that can make you itchy. While our first instinct is to scratch it as this temporarily relieves the itch, it's recommended you don't scratch it as doing so can irritate the skin more causing more itching, and could lead to infection as it breaks the skin open.

1. Itch over a large area? Stop the itch with a relaxing bath.

If you have an itch that covers a big area (or all over your body) try this method. As you fix your bath add in one of the following ingredients that is known to help the relief of itchy skin.

1/2 cup to 1 cup of baking soda - add to warm water

1 cup of colloidal oatmeal - add under warm running water.

2 cups of vinegar - add to cool water.

Personally I prefer the oatmeal method as I can't take the smell of vinegar. You can either purchase packs of oatmeal bath solution made for this, or use regular oatmeal. If you use regular oatmeal you don't want the big pieces of oatmeal floating around. You can put it in stocking, then hold it under the running water, or if you have a blender you can blend it into a fine powder and sprinkle in the bath.

2. Itch do to dry skin? Stop the itch by moisturizing and drinking more.

If your itchy skin is caused from dried out skin, try moisturizing regularly. Skin can get dried out from many things. For example bathing or showering can remove the skins natural moisture. Your central heat and air units can dry out the air causing your skin to become dehydrated.

There are several all natural body lotions and bath products and more coming out all the time. Adding lotion to your dry skin after showers or baths is the best time to moisturize. You may also consider purchasing a humidifier to help hydrate the air in your home. Drinking more water will help naturally hydrate your skin from the inside as well.

3. Itch do to insect bite or sting? Try these natural remedies.

3. Itch do to insect bite or sting? Try these natural remedies.

Some other itch relief ideas that are not exactly "natural" include mentholated Vick's Vapor Rub, taking antihistamine which helps against rash and if it's an allergy reaction. If you have a hair dryer you may also try turning it to the highest setting and waving it back and forth over the itchy area. The heat acts in the same method as scratching to relieve the itch, but without breaking the skin and risking infection.

Question for Readers:

  • If you have had a bad itch before, what type of stuff helped relief your symptoms?

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Bills Place profile image
      Author

      Billy Haynes 8 weeks ago from Paragould, AR

      Thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed it. :)

    • ARUN KANTI profile image

      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 8 weeks ago from KOLKATA

      Very useful hub for those suffering from itchy skin.Thank you very much for sharing.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and useful hub! You have suggested some easy to follow home remedies, which will help those who have this problem.

      Thanks!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)