One of the most irritating health issues has to be itchy skin. When your skin itches, it can be hard to think about pretty much anything else, and it can be really difficult to find relief if you have never experienced it before and you don’t know why it is happening.
That being the case, let’s take a look at some of the best itchy skin remedies that will help you find relief no matter why you have an itch:
Talk to dermatologist
If you have itchy skin, then a dermatologist should be your first port of call. Good skin care doctors can effectively diagnose a range of conditions from allergies to eczema, and offer you the most effective treatments for them, so it is always a good idea to consult them in the first instance if you are able.
If your skin is itchy because you have an illness like chicken pox or a condition like eczema, then you might find that sitting in a bath that has been filled with oatmeal will help you to get the relief you desire. Oatmeal is cheap, safe, and great for your health when eaten, so having one in your pantry at all times will definitely come in useful if you ever have an itch too. You don’t have to fork out a lot of money for those medical oatmeal bath solutions when you can easily make your own for just a few cents.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is really great, you will probably know, at treating burns, but that is not the only health condition that it can assist you with. Aloe gel is actually pretty good at soothing itches from bug bites, sunburn, and things of that nature because it is very cooling and soothing, Having an aloe plant or two in the house is also useful as you can simply break off a leaf, and use the resulting liquid that comes out to treat your itches too.
Cold compresses and ice packs are great for reducing swellings, but they can also be put to good use in treating itches too. The coolness of the compress will act as a kind of numbing agent that will kill the itchiness off temporarily, at least, and it is generally safe to use on most kinds of itches, which is why it is sensible to always have an ice pack or two in the freezer.
Moisturizing lotion such as Nivea or Cerave is great for itches that are caused by cracked and dry skin. Not only will it add moisture to the affected area, but it will also act as a barrier to prevent more cracks from occurring while also ensuring that the area is effectively moisturized.
If you are prone to dry skin in the winter, you can also a fine layer of Vaseline to delicate areas like lips and hands before you head outside is a good preventative measure too.
Itchy skin is not a lot of fun, but if you can resist the urge to scratch it and you can try out some of the remedies above (talk to a dermatologist first) there is every chance you can find a solution that works for you and helps you to find the relief you so desperately need.