Itchy Skin Cures

Last Modified on Jul 28, 2014


Ice   0  0   

Posted by John (Los Angeles, CA) on 04/08/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Plain old ice applied to the area will give temporary relief and allow you to fall asleep. usually about five or six minutes is long enough. Its no cure but at the moment it can be a blessing.

Iodine   1  0   

Posted by Esprit64 (Somewhere Maine, Usa) on 04/13/2013

[YEA]  If you have Candida overgrowth, you're familiar with the burning itchy skin that routinely flares especially in hot/humid weather. The skin parts most affected are your underarms, genital and butt areas, but, Candida will also present as red/raw spotted areas anywhere that your skin folds (i.e., under breasts, bellies, etc.).

The only thing that I've found that calms the symptoms immediately and eventually, within 1-2 days of treatment, solves the problem--is Iodine. This is not a cure--just a temporary, but, welcome improvement. Skin problems will return until you rid yourself of the Candida overgrowth.

Buy the cheap, over-the-counter Iodine that sells for $2 for a small bottle. Also buy a box of baby-type-wipes (tissues or cotton balls will not hold up to the rubbing of the Iodine on the skin).

As you know, Iodine stains the skin. You may wish to test how badly it stains your skin as each person has a different chemistry in their body. For me, my fingers stain, but, after one hand washing, there's minimal stain, and, when I wash again a few minutes later, the stain is gone. You may react differently, so check. Consider doing this treatment at night before bed--after a few hours, Iodine is eventually absorbed through the skin.

Until you are comfortable with how accurately you apply the Iodine, you may also wish to remove any rugs or good towels from the area making sure anything else around doesn't stain if drops fall.

Take a baby wipe, fold it in half twice to create a small pad. Pour Iodine onto the pad and simply rub the Iodine directly on any skin part except the genital/butt area.

For the genital/butt area, buy a small pail or tray big enough for you to easily sit-in. Using the bathtub for this treatment won't work--too much water, too little Iodine to be effective. Remember, once you sit, water will disperse, so the sides of the pail/tray should be 3" high or more, but, not too high, otherwise it won't be comfortable to sit in. Fill the pail/tray with warm water, then pour 2 tsp of Iodine into the water, stir. Sit in the Iodine water for 20 minutes.

After treatment, your skin will calm, and, you'll feel human again.

Krill Oil   1  0   

Posted by Helen (Merimbula, Nsw) on 11/17/2011

[YEA]  I have suffered with extremely itchy skin for probably the last twenty five to thirty years and it is worst in hot humid weather or sometimes in cooler weather if I have too many clothes on. It starts around my elbows and then spreads to the rest of my arms sometimes my back , neck and hands. I have seen many doctors and tried many different creams, soaps, tablets etc. Then around a month ago I started taking Krill Oil for my arthritis and miraculously my itch has gone.

Posted by Lou
Tyler, Tx
03/02/2013
141 Posts
Dr. Mercola at mercola.com tells what kind of Krill oil is the best to buy. He also does videos on Youtube.

Posted by Shary (Centennial, Co) on 07/31/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Along with various other health issues, I've had chronically itchy skin for the past 2 years. The area affected is mainly around my torso. This is not a dry-skin itch. Scratching makes it worse. Sometimes there are tiny bumps or pimples, but often there is nothing noticeable at the site of the itch. I've switched soaps, shampoos, lotions, laundry detergents, the food I eat, etc. I shower with luke-warm water and don't use soap at all on that part of my body. I've also tried Apple Cider Vinegar, witch hazel, tea tree oil, you name it and I've tried it. Nothing really helped. Then about a month ago I started taking krill oil because it's supposed to be good for muscles and joints. Supposedly it has properties that ordinary fish oil doesn't have. I haven't noticed any difference with my joints, but within just a few days of starting the krill oil, almost all the itching and pimply rashes around my waist disappeared. I haven't stopped taking the oil so I don't know if it just medicates or if it eventually cures the problem. Either way, it's a big sigh of relief to get rid of the itch without using topical drugs. Take one krill oil softgel twice a day. Be sure to get 100 percent krill oil. Some brands are better than others. Check the list of ingredients on the bottle to make sure it isn't mostly fish oil.

EC: Excerpts from Wikipedia's entry on Krill Oil here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krill_oil

"Several studies have shown toxic residues in Antarctic krill and fish..."

Ecological Concerns

..."The harvesting of antarctic krill is relatively new. At present, no limits have been placed on the amount of Krill that can be harvested. This has caused a number of Marine biologists to express concern over the lack of research into the effect that such exploitation of Krill may have, not just to the long term survival of several species of baleen whales and the Adelie Penguin; but also in terms of other animals further up the food chain. In this regard, Antarctic Krill is fundamental to the survival of almost every species of animal that lives in the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic waters and island groups .[5]

Posted by Lily
Brisbane, Australia
08/04/2010
91 Posts
Hi, Shary, I had this same rash and found out it was caused by soy. On study I found that soy was in just about all processed foods, even bread. I am still learning what to eat. I hope you find the cause of the rash and maybe you can try (hard to do) to eliminate soy and see if that is the problem. My rash was also around the middle and only on the torso. Good luck with this. Lily.
Posted by Shary
Centennial, Co
08/06/2010
Hi Lily. Thanks for your comment regarding soy. I don't knowingly use the stuff as it gives me GI tract problems, but I will definitely be more diligent about reading labels and avoiding foods that list it as an ingredient.
Posted by Priya
Beaverton, Or
06/21/2012
My one and a half year old baby has the same problem, itchy skin. Even myself and my husband has this itchy skin which started around 2 or 3 months back. The only thing that works for us is homeopathic calendula lotion. It does wonders for us. We bought it at new seasons store and it is made by a homeopathic company called Boiron. My childs itching seems to have reduced a lot. I did a bit of research on calendula and it seems like it is the best soothing stuff ever, good for every thing, last day I accidently got a cut on my finger, applied calendula and it healed so quickly. now I use it for any cuts wounds and burns and find it so soothing, cant do without it honestly.
Posted by Tom
Rocker, Montana
08/06/2012
In June I suffered a bad scrape on a leg and during the curing process the leg itched big time and 3 months later it still is itching, vinegar helps relieve the condition but be sitting down when you apply it to the skin as it will burn where you have scratched.

Multiple Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Feelinhopeless (Fernley Nv) on 11/12/2013

Please give me any advice you believe will help. I acquired a new Chihuahua 4 months ago and to make the very long story short. She had deep scratches on her face which attributed to heat, but after treatment with oral prednisone and antibiotics the scratches looked better but the itching and scratching never stopped and soon spread to my other dogs and then myself.

I have tried pyrethrin shampoos, one dog was treated with oral ivermectrin, I have used frontline plus on them. I got a prescription for permethrin creme for myself and I showered using the pyrethrins dog shampoo on myself. Nothing worked.

Then I tried diatomaceous earth, and neem oil inside and out and on me and my dogs. I treated my yard, house, driveway, furniture, curtains, everything with insecticide, did nothing to stop the itching.

I spread cedar shaving and pine shaving everywhere. I've bleached everything possible, even spraying some on myself one day.

I've dipped the dogs in apple cider vinegar, which seemed to relieve the itching for a couple of hours. I soap up and shower every night followed by spraying diluted apple cider vinegar on me keeping it on for a few minutes, then rinsing it off. Then I rub skin so soft all over me, followed with antifungal cream or powder. In the mornings I put on more skin so soft and antifungal medication. Nothing really works this just enables me to sleep a little while (if I take a sleeping pill).

Hydrocortizone creams, antifungal creams, menthol lotions all seem to help temporarily, but nothing gets rid of this.

I soak the clothing that can not be bleached in peppermint oil. I've showered with several differnt kinds of antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial soaps, tea tree shampoos.

I sprayed myself, my dogs, my house twice now with cedarcide 4 days apart. The first spraying seemed to help, so I was pretty assured that this would work, so I tried it again. before I could even finish applying the second round the itching was increasing on me and my dogs, my heart sank.

I am desperate. I am on disability and so money is a real problem getting any treatment along with the embarrassment of hearing my doctor and my vet calling it parsitetosis. I raise Chihuahuas, like all my dogs have parasitetosis also.

So my son suggested your site but I am very confused which treatment will work for me. I have itching, burning constantly. I feel pin prick bites. My skin feels like fiberglass is rubbing against it. No bugs of any sort have been found on me or the dogs. My vet has done a black light inspection of my dogs, a deep skin scraping, and checked the skin flaking under the microscope. I have no visible bite marks. My skin feels constantly irritated, everywhere. I mean absolutely everywhere, no part of my body is itch frre. I feel the itchy burning sensations from my privates to inside my nostrils. Ther only place that is not affected as much is my scalp. I figure that is due to hairspray, which must stop it a little. Oh even my eyes itch, the eyelids and eyeballs.

I no longer have the orginal Chihuahua that started all this. I sent her back thinking she may be a carrier of something...that did no good, the bug is still here. I am the only one who itches. My eldest son stays with me alot and he has no itching.

So I am lost as to what to try next. I have used borax in my laundry, but I didn't use it with peroxide and I am confused as to how much borax and how much peroxide to use and do I use it in how water with detergent and bleach?

Please help I am feeling so hopeless. Thank you so much for listening to me and thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.

Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
11/12/2013
583 Posts
Dear Feelinhopeless from NV,

What a distressing situation!

The first two things that come to my mind are turmeric and garlic. They are both inexpensive and very effective for many things. I hope that they will help you.

Turmeric is great for healing skin problems and for itching related to bites. We have used this sucessfully. Take 1 teaspoon twice a day in milk or water. (Better in milk with some fat in it as the fat helps it to work better. So does some black pepper.) You can usually get bulk turmeric at an Indian grocery store or health food store.

Garlic in an anti-parasitic herb (and anti lots of other stuff, too.) Ideally, get a few bulbs of garlic. Four times a day, chop up one of the cloves (one section of the bulb) and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then spread it on some toast with some honey or butter. You will not smell the best while you do this.

Give the garlic and turmeric at least a week try before deciding if they are helping.

I would also add Raw Unpastuerized Apple Cider Vinegar to what you are doing. It will improve the PH of your body, which should be helpful. Try 1 Tablespoon in 8 ounces of water once or twice a day. (You can dilute it more if desired and just sip all day.)

1 cup of Epsom Salt in a very warm bath at night might be helpful for your sleep. You can add some tea tree essential oil if you have it on hand.

If I come across anything else that might help, I will pass it along.

Please keep us posted. I will be praying for your relief.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
11/13/2013
Feelinhopeless: The problem began with the arrival of the new dog so a pathogen is probably involved rather than an allergy. The pathogen can maybe hide inside the body when ointments are applied. You can try healing from the inside. Online you can get hawaiin spirulina, black chia seeds, expellar pressed coconut oil, raw cocoa powder, nondenatured whey, and raw wildflower honey. These can supply the cells with all the best nutrients they require to function at peak performance and interfere with the pathogen. You can mix the coconut oil and honey with some water and apply to the skin. You can feed these to the precious pets also.
Posted by Caitlin
Austin, Tx
11/13/2013
Wow! I can sooooo relate to the itching. First things first, have you checked your diet? Have you added anything to your and your dogs diet that your son does not eat. I found that grains, and eating high carbs make me itch. I itched so badly at one time, that I scratched all night; couldn't sit down without itching from my scalp to my toes. Dropping milk and all grains relieved that problem as well as bad periods. One thing about grains, they increase fungus and mold, so, I'd stop eating them. 2nd thing that helped was coconut oil. I use it for mite relief and this could be what you have as you say the hair spray keeps your scalp from itiching. My daughter and her friends melt virgin coconut oil and smear it into the skin of their pets after washing them down in ACV. Coconut oil is great for fungus, extreme dry flaking skin conditions but, you must be persistant about applying. I would stop using any soap and wipe down with VCO everyday; then lay in a tub of baking soda (1 box per tub -- it is cheap) or use only baking soda to wash with. I so hope you get better! Knowing how excruciating this can feel, I'll be sending a whole lot of prayers your way. CAT
Posted by Feelinhopeless
Fernley Nv
11/20/2013
2 Posts
I'd like to say a very special thanks to Mama to many and Mike 62 and Caitlin from Austin for replying to me. Your thoughtfulness and time are so very much appreciated. It is so nice to hear from people with empathy and understanding and have a desire to help others. It is so refreshing and inspiring. I will try every bit of advice I received from each one of you. This letter is just to keep you posted and to let you know I have read your advice and I thank you all. And I will post to let you of my progress.

P.S. I know what a pathogen is, I just can't imagine what kind of pathogen may have caused all this itching and scratching. I guess it doesn't matter what kind of pathogen, but it has me curious and a little nervous. Any thoughts on this?

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil   0  0   

Posted by Karen (Calgary Alberta, CA) on 06/05/2014

I tried everything under the sun for an extremely itchy skin condition that started out in what appeared to be hives. Suffered 6 months until a skin specialist in a retail health/ beauty store told me that I should use Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil on the affected areas. She said it would also fade the scars over time. She said they would fade naturally anyway in 1-2 yrs. This is what finally helped me. The itchiness started to be relieved right away. She said that I can also mix some of the seed oil with another oil or with skin cream to make it last longer. Also safe for kids. Can be used internally. Good for all types of skin conditions like rosacea, dermatitis etc. This has been a lifesaver. Important: Make sure to use the sea buckthorn SEED OIL for skin conditions. NOT the sea buckthorn fruit oil.

Severely Itchy Skin Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Kumar_pp123 (Kerala, India) on 12/06/2013

Hi, I have Hep B since 2009, I was taken so many treatment not to the control the virus replicate but finally I got one doctor no from Earth clinic, H advice to take BHT, I am taking since last three month it is quit egood and my viral load are completely came down and the ALT, AST seems to good, but I hve the itching in whole body and it is mange to terrible the doctor said to take BORAX with baking soda it not to control fully the itching is running the hole body and I having the brain fog also any one can suggest the medicine for this would be appreciate.please. Regards, Ranjith

Posted by Beth (Lexington, Kentucky) on 04/25/2013

I have been having itchy skin and a rash on and off for almost a year now. It started several months after I broke my leg, (have a titanium rod and screws). I'm almost insane because of this and very fatigue from lack of sleep do to the itching. I'm a 48 year old female (perimenapausal). I have been to the dermatologist multitudes of times, but no relief. I have had many blood test done, not sure what they all were. I had two skin biopsies which said I was negative for fungal forms. Lab report said I had vascular changes and mixed cell dermatitis with focal fibrin, also hypersensitivity which can be secondary to drug or anthropod bite reaction and possibility of urticaria vasculitis. Basically the lab report wasn't clear on a specific diagnosis. The Dr said that I didn't have urticaria vasculitis. I had allery test done which showed that I'm allergic to mold and cockroaches. I have tried different steroid creams and shots. I was prescribed allergy medicines including hydroxyz.

The remedies I have done on my own are oatmeals baths, aloe vera, drinking APV which I stooped after getting mouth ulcers. Baking soda paste which helped temporarily plus applied adv directly to skin which helped very little. I've used tea tree oil and coconut oil, my skin feels soft but still itching. Four days ago I started borax peroxide baths and scrubs. I have checked my mattresses for insects and nothing. I vacuum my mattress and cloth furniture on a regular basis. Yesterday I cleaned my sofa and chairs with borax peroxide mixture which has helped a little. I clean my bedding weekly.

I have an indoor cat and I check and clean his ears on a regular basis. I don't bath him often, but I never see him scratching and his fur looks healthy. My dog comes in for a few minutes in the evenings. She looks healthy as well.

My itching started on the leg I broke. It then went to my lower back shoulders breast and abdomen, also my hips but there is never a rash there. I have showed the rash to several other doctors and they don't know what I have. I wonder if this could be some sort of parasite. I have stopped several of my medicines including bio identical hormones to see what happens and so far nothing. I eat a lot of sugar so that's a concern. I am running out of ideas and don't I can live like this. Please help. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

Posted by Sara
The Beach, Canada
04/25/2013
In all your tests that you had done, were any of them for metal allergy? My problems are similar and my reaction is to nickle. What if yours is to titanium.
Posted by Angel
City Of Lights, Rainbow State
04/25/2013
There's a test called MELISA to establish titanium allergy according to a site called titanium exposed. This a blood in vitro test used to diagnose delayed hypersensitvity to metals.

Hope this information will help you so you can sleep, rest and recover.

Posted by Rosanne
Toronto, Canada
04/26/2013
My mom went through an awful time of intensely itchy skin for no apparent reason. Long story short- when she got her thyroid tested and began to take appropriate medicine to correct the imbalance, her skin condition cured up quickly, never to return. Perhaps you could get that checked out.
Posted by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
04/26/2013
1046 Posts
Beth: For strong and healthy skin you will need to supplement Zinc/Vit-A and Vit-E. This should help.
Posted by Beth
Lexington, Kentucky
04/26/2013
3 Posts
I discusses the titanium with several dr's and they didnt seem concerned about it. The allergy dr said it was highly unlikely that I would be allergic to titanium and I wasnt tested for it, maybe I should be and will look into it.

I'm seeing the gyn dr today and will discuss hormonal issues which could possibly be a cause for the itching. If I don't get help soon I'm gonna lose it.

Posted by Concerned
Oz, Rainbow State
04/26/2013
HANG IN THERE! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! Go to this website: http://www.melisa.org/titanium-allergy.php

There you will find information that may help with your situation with info on a blood test. There are patient stories to read that may be similar to yours and give you hope and guidance.

Not saying this is what you have but here is more information to consider:

Removal of metal implants for treatment of an allergy to metal is rarely performed. While it is nice to know that metal implants rarely cause allergic reactions that require implant removal, it has been reported, and some individuals have found resolution of their symptoms after removal or replacement of their implants. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of your problems and the appropriate treatment to consider. Fortunately, for those patients who truly have metal sensitivity causing their implant problems, removal of the implant will often provide immediate relief of symptoms.

http://orthopedics.about.com/od/orthopedicsinformation/f/metalallergy.htm

Posted by Beth
Lexington, Ky
04/26/2013
3 Posts
I was never tested for metal allergies. Sarah, did you get a joint replacement? I already take magnesium. I may add vitamins A and E. TimH, will these vitamins help itching? I have always had nice skin, but after all this who knows. I just know that I'm miserable and my quality of life has went down hill.

I checked out the Melisa website and its impressive impressive, maybe my body is slowly being poisoned. I feel that my dermatologist will think I'm crazy" but seeing a different one in May.

I have to take charge of my own health and see about getting this test done asap. I already called Melisa and someone should be calling back. It may not be this, if it is it will be terrifying but I will know and can fix it. If its not all hope is gone for me. Thanks everyone, you are all great.

Posted by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
04/27/2013
1046 Posts
Beth: The antioxidants I recommended will greatly strengthen the epithelial and dermal tissues, which should, by reason, at least help with the itching.
Posted by Sl
Ky
08/02/2013
For Beth from Lexington. There is a wonderful naturopathic doctor in your city. Dr. Perkins. She is amazing. Try her.
Posted by Grace
La
12/03/2013
Many MD'S are not educated in heavy metal poisoning or testing ...find a specialist that knows about heavy metal testing. or just have the test sent to you and take it. Never wait around for a doctor to figure it out, it could take centuries... There was just a case recently with a famous actor that had titanium fillings every time he would lay down to go to sleep he would have a migraine, well his doctor was baffled, Well I believe he asked his fans if they had ideas of the cause and BINGO the answer came! The metals gives off energy like a battery the dentist said the titanium filling was like a lightening rod going through his head! He had the filling removed and all the migraines vanished. There are several studies about human reactions to having metals under the skin.

Shower Filter   1  0   

Posted by Candy (Ofallon, Mo) on 09/18/2010

[YEA]  I found if I use a shower filter that filters our water it stops my skin and scalp from itching like crazy. If you think about it, look at the shower doors and how they build up all the gunk from the water, so does our skin. Perhaps you should have this listed as a remedy. It really makes a difference.

Table Salt   1  0   

Posted by Celene (West Springfield, MA) on 11/18/2006

[YEA]  I tried using a teaspoon of table salt, mixed with a little warm water to form a paste. I applied it to the side of my nose (where the crease is) because i have a very itchy patch of skin there that I can't seem to stop scratching! Putting salt on itchy skin works! It breaks the scratch/itch cycle, but eating garlic everyday will help also!

Tea Tree Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar   1  0   

Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, GA) on 03/04/2007

[YEA]  I have tried Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree Oil. I find that Tea Tree Oil is best if placed first, and then about a few hrs later, the application of ACV should relieve it. Give it about 3 days, and there ought to be no itch. I love ACV!!!!

Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile Lotion   1  0   

Posted by Lisa (S. California, Ca, Usa) on 04/11/2011

[YEA]  I sometimes get really itchy to the point I have trouble sleeping at night. Dr's gave me a prescription that makes me sleepy so I can't take during the day.

I found a tea tree oil & chamomile itch relief lotion from iherb that works great. This is the only lotion that has ever worked. Sometimes I have to put on twice a day and the other downside is that is very strong smelling. But who cares when you're itching so bad.

Tea Tree Oil, Olive Oil, Dried Oregano   1  0   

Posted by Deanna (Cincinnati, OH) on 02/25/2007

[YEA]  I have chronic itching. I have tried the "very expensive" prescription that my MD gave me, but my mother told me to try:
1 part tea tree oil,
2 parts olive oil
and dried oregano.

I spray it on and not only does it calm the burning and itching but it moisturizes my skin. I haven't had to use my expensive skin cream or take Benedryl in a long time.

Posted by Libby
Pleasanton, CA
03/18/2009
3 Posts
how much dried oregano do you use? what type of olive oil? thanks!!!

Tomato Juice and Coconut Oil   1  0   

Posted by Fran (Rocky Face, GA) on 02/12/2007

[YEA]  Use half tomato juice and half coconut oil to stop itching...This is nothing new as the Bible has said nothing new under the sun...This was used back many years ago..way before our time do your home work God Bless you,

Vitamin E   1  0   

Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford, BC) on 08/25/2008

[YEA]  When my young son had chicken pox, he was covered with the itchy bumps and it was driving us all crazy. I tried calamine lotion, oatmeal baths, etc. before finally poking a vitamin E capsule and applying that. The itching stopped instantly! Now, whenever we have itching worth mentioning, we reach for the vitamin E. Make sure it is D-Alpha, though, not the synthetic DL-Alpha. The synthetic E is useless. Don't waste your money buying it.


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