Itchy Skin Cures

Homeopathic Sulphur, Herbs
Posted by Melany (Blind Bay, B.C. Canada) on 10/12/2020
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I can't thank you enough for providing the info on Boiron Sulfur. I picked some up immediately, only unlike you, I have a very severe case so I am noticing improvement but my skin is still hot and I'm still itchy. I could feel the healing within the hour and could see other signs of healing but I still have the many layers of skin I lost to replace and the dead dried layer left to slough off.

I took a tiny bit of scab off a finger after 10 hrs and already had pink healthy skin beneath. I have a long way to go and now I have hope that I will see an end to this. It almost disabled me as my hands and arms were fully reddened and swollen and just before I started the boiron sulfur I noted that I had red dots ALL over my body. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You have saved my life and sanity.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mild (Pleasant Grove) on 02/26/2015
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I been having this itch between my fingers for two weeks now. I tried petroleum jelly and it was gone but after two weeks it appeared again, this time it was so itchy and it even crack, it's like a cut in between my finger, it was very sore, and itched like mad. It's like you have skin bugs inside, so I thought of cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it, my husband told me to go to the doctor, that night it just popped into my mind "how about I make my own cream" because I'm sure the doctor will prescribe it anyway. so that night I mixed baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, I didn't measure it, just made it like a paste. That first time I applied it, it burns really good, I felt that the cream is penetrating in to the whole areas that's been affected and killing all the skin bugs. I feel more relieved with my own cream, and now it's getting better, no more itch for 3 days.

Body Brushing, Ice
Posted by Carolyn (Florida, US) on 12/29/2014
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I have experienced extreme itching on my upper arms. I have had hepatitis c for 30 years.

This is the only treatment (s) that I have found to be effective and long lasting remedies.

1. Use ice packs to calm the itch, I have slept through many nights with a bag of frozen peas on my arm.

2. The cure is body brushing. Use a natural bristle (as stiff as you can find) and start brushing your dry skin in an upward, toward the heart action. Start on the soles of you feet and work up the body, one section at a time. Really brush upward hard, make the skin red. On the itchy areas brush until you relive the itch. Don't forget to brush under the armpits.

Repeat this treatment as often as you wish. but daily, before bathing, is a must. You will find in the begining that you will do it more often.

In about a week's time the itch will be gone or mostly gone. But continue these treatments to maintain itch free skin.

I have tried everything, creams, pills, nothing works like ice to temporally stop the itch, and dry body brushing to eliminate the problem.

I believe that the itching is caused by toxic waste overload, the body brushing will send these toxins back through the blood to be eliminated in the liver. (my opinion)

This will work for you. Now go get brushing.

Peace and love, Carolyn

Dietary Changes
Posted by John (Dallas, Tx) on 01/10/2013
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Hi itching is not fun but I experience it when I grow up. I realise our diet, water n our enviroment cause itching. I have itching on my feet n hand for more than 10 yrs. Actually I don't like vegitable I eat alot of meat. I start eat fruits n vegitables n drinks alot of water will clear up my system good. My itching gone for good n clear up my skin. I did a little research about health n ACV is good for detox your body(add two teasp of ACV with 8 oz of filter water drink it 2 or 3 time a day. Morning , mid morning n afternoon). Have oatmeal n orange juice for breakfast. Prayer n fasting for 3 days work! Never give up get more information n learn about health. Be bless!

Posted by Lola (Philadelphia, Pa) on 06/26/2011
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I use pure cornstarch daily to help with my skin itch. The cornstarch has also helped to heal my rashes.

Posted by Linda (York County, Maine) on 06/20/2011
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The back of my scalp itched for almost three years; I've been taking probiotics and can honestly say that the itch stopped soon after beginning..... Might be worth a try!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Megan (Glastonbury, Ct, Usa) on 07/01/2011

It is important to note that constant symptoms of itching (especially if it is worse at night or in your hands and feet) could be a signal of increased bile levels in the liver. This symptom can emerge during pregnancy as a fetus can put strain on your liver, and can remain after pregnancy if not treated. It can also happen without pregnancy. Ask your doctor to check your bile levels.

Grandmother Guffy Remedy
Posted by Terri (Waymart, Pa) on 07/28/2010

If you don't mind my asking, what did your grandmother do for her face? Thanks Terri

Grandmother Guffy Remedy
Posted by Teriinttown (Tacoma, Washington) on 02/03/2013
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This is incredible and it worked to stop my itchy skin and cured my chronic dry skin. I am grateful to no longer shower in tap water as well. Thanks for sharing. Have you got some Grandma Guffy advice for shampooing the hair?

Grandmother Guffy Remedy
Posted by John B. (Hawaii) on 07/09/2021

For hair washing add 1 cup Borax dissolved into a gallon of water and use it as a shampoo on dry hair to massage into your hair and scalp...rinse. You may need some hot water initially to dissolve the powder.

Grandmother Guffy Remedy
Posted by Elaine (Edmond, Oklahoma) on 07/27/2014
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I can vouch for the Witch Hazel and stitches from child birth. I asked my mother to bring me a bottle of WH as I was in a lot of pain from hemorrhoids. I had learned that WH was good for that. So, I put about a third of a cup in my Sitz bath. The relief to the hemorrhoids was almost immediately. But I noticed the pain relief to my stitches was even faster! And my doctor mentioned it was healing faster than usual.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine) on 03/23/2011
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If your skin is breaking out in red, itchy rashes (particularly underarms, folds of skin, etc. ), bumps and welts, the likely sources are Candida overgrowth and/or allergies. I cannot recommend coconut oil highly enough, both for ingestion and for topical use for both conditions. Recommendations for coconut oil intake vary, I've seen 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp/3x daily. Not only will you cure or greatly relieve your current skin problems, but if you use coconut oil on your face and other skin areas, too, your youth and skin's vitality will be restored.

Calcium Bentonite Clay
Posted by Janice (Seminole, Florida) on 04/28/2008
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My grandson is eleven years old and came visiting Saturday with a very bad case of chicken pox. He was extremely uncomfortable and itching himself allot, I hydrated a batch of calcium bentonite clay and smeared it all over his pox marks. I gave him a jar of it to take with him and told him to apply it whenever he starting itching. He had immediate relief. My son took him to the doctor's office monday morning and the doctor wanted to know what he had used to heal him so fast. He is all healed that fast and no scarring at all!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mario (London, United Kingdom) on 02/27/2008
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Yesterday I was terrified with an itch in my but and very stressed to find a solution for my problem. I thought to myself, must have something to put on to finihed or to easy this terrible problem. When searching the net I found Earthclinic, and I try Apple Cider Vineger as a topic solution,its works... and today i am fealing much better, no itchin that's great!! thannk you Earthclinic.

Baking Soda
Posted by EB (England) on 12/29/2022
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I have been irritated and itching for weeks and have tried all sorts of creams. Eventually went to dr, got canesten, helped a bit then itching came back. Suffered every day. Had baths with acv/baking soda/ sea salt. Itching always returned

Last night I applied a paste of 50-50 baking soda and water. It BURNED TERRIBLY, washed it straight off, thought omg that was terrible thing to do.

BUT today was the first day when I had no feeling of itching or irritation all day! Cannot believe it and would do it again, being ready to wash off the paste when it burns. It obviously did something to neutralise the itch!!

Baking Soda
Posted by joanofark06 (S.Carolina, USA) on 12/07/2021
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For itchy skin,

Pour as much baking soda as you want in a bath of warm water, and soak. Your skin will turn softer the more you do this.

Fels Naptha Soap
Posted by Palal (Northern Illinois) on 03/14/2017
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I have in the past had extremely itchy skin without a rash or view able symptoms. My doctor gave me a possible solution. He had me use Fels Naptha soap. He said to scrub up with the soap all over then do not rinse off the soap. When the soap completely dries, turn shower back on and rinse completely. It took several treatments. It took at least 4 treatments but finnaly I had complete relief. He told me Fels Naptha soap was a laundry soap that did not have any perfume or any unnatural additives. Said as it dried it pulled poisons out of your skin to help healing.

Anti-Chlorine Itch Spray
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 07/21/2017

You give very little info . It could be dehydration, iodine detox or liver health drink some extra water - if you took some iodine, eat some selenium, sea salt, and vitamin C, --- if not then take some milk thistle or a half a dime size of raw ginger and chew and drink 16 oz. water.

If you ate something you are allergic to, then take 1/4-1/2 tsp baking soda and disolve in 12 oz. water and drink .

Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/30/2014

Hey DrCBartley!

Ted's Mange remedy [borax/hydrogen peroxide solution] is as follows:


  • Borax laundry booster - the plain stuff with NO scent.
  • 1 -16 oz brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide

I get both of these from the grocery store.


Empty hydrogen peroxide into larger bottle - I use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug. Add to this 32 oz filtered or distilled water - I just refill the hydrogen peroxide bottle twice - and dump into the jug. What this does is change your 3% hydrogen peroxide into 1% hydrogen peroxide.

Next add 1 cup of the borax crystals and shake. There should be some undissolved crystals in the mixed solution - this is just right. I try to use hot water from the kettle on the stove, that or sit the jug of mixture in the sink full of hot water while I bathe the dog.


Bathe the dog - use whatever shampoo and rinse well. Squeeze out excess water and make sure the tub is drained. I then plug up the tub. Now pour the mixed up solution over the dog. I use a small sponge to soak up the solution from the bottom of the tub and squeeze it out onto the dog again and again, making sure I get the head and underneath. Keep squeezing solution over and over onto the dog for about 15 minutes - 30 minutes is better. Then pull the stopper from the tub and let the excess drain. DO NOT DRY THE DOG OR RINSE THE DOG. The solution has to remain wet as it is still working. Allow the dog to air dry. I just pop mine into their crates and I remove any absorbent bedding.

If you are worried about poisoning your dog keep in mind that borax has the same toxicity as table salt. The solution doesn't seem to hurt the eyes or sting any sores on the skin. Some dogs feel instant relief!

Now, the above remedy is Ted's remedy for mange, but its a good start for troubled skin. Most dogs feel immediate relief right out of the tub, but if that doesn't seem to be working [try 3 baths every other day to start] and things do not look better you can make a topical skin solution for the troubled spots.

Ted's Anti fungal/staph skin solution - you will need:

  • Milk of Magnesia [magnesium hydroxide]
  • Epsom salts [magnesium sulfate]
  • Borax [sodium tetraborate]
  • 1% hydrogen peroxide solution


Mix 1 tbsp of MOM with 1 tbsp epsom salt and 1 tbsp borax into 1-1/2 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide. Apply and do not rinse. This solution should knock out any staph infection or yeast infection going on in the skin. I have many dogs and when allergy season hits I mix this up in gallon jugs and follow the mange procedure, letting the solution 'work' on the dog for 10 minutes or so in the tub, and then no toweling off, just crating and allowing to air dry.

Now, other remedies may factor in as well. To paraphrase Ted's advice on an earlier post:

Sometimes we are dealing with internal/systemic yeast or an internal fungal infection - and sometimes despite the best nutrition out there we will experience an individual that for some reason is deficient in a mineral such as boron. If the dog is low in magnesium quite often allergies will arise. If you are dealing with yeast try adding 1/16 teaspoon of epsom salt in 1 liter of drinking water for 2-3 days - max; this is not intended for long term use, just to nip a break out in the bud. When you stop the epsom salt in the water you can then start adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of water; do this for 5-7 days. This is a 'break out' or crisis dose. After a week you can cut it back to a maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. If you suspect a fungal component you can add 1/16 teaspoon borax along with the baking soda in 1 liter of water. In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. Many humans take 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon borax in 1 liter of water daily as a detox and antifungal/antiyeast, so long term use is not an issue, however all these remedies are something you should 'play by ear' and should be adjusted as you see fit. The water additives address mineral deficiency issues and these should be addressed first.

Check for Liver Issue
Posted by Anonymous ( Tacoma, Wa) on 07/07/2013
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If you suffer from uncontrollable, intense, itching biting, burning feeling all over the body and it is worse at night, it may be the liver . Ask the doctor for a full Liver work up. Itching may be a sign is of a deeper underlying problem and you want to know the cause of it so you can cure it. I know from experience I had itching I took high doses of Vitamin C to get rid of the itching, but there was a reason for the insane itching my body was telling me something! Silly me. A couple years later I got super sick I had a virus in the liver, curable in 95% of cases . My point is itching is a sign

Severely Itchy Skin Remedies
Posted by Sara (The Beach, Canada) on 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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kiti (San Diego, CA) on 07/28/2009

Try using borax (20 mule or other). First, pour regular over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide on the area, then mix borax with water and pour the solution over the area or use a cotton to rub it on. The peroxide brings whatever is in there out, and the borax kills it. Hope this works. You shouldn't have to be in so much pain.

Baking Soda
Posted by William (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/15/2008
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(YEA)It works. Add 1 teaspoon of water to 1/2 tsp. baking soda..mix it and then rub it on the skin. The itch go away quick. Itching could be caused by acidic body.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joe (Philadelphia, PA) on 05/27/2007
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Hello, I recently had an outbreak of itching, mainly in my groin area and innner thigh. I believe it was a reaction to eye drop drugs I'm taking for an eye problem, but I am still trying to figure out the cause.

Anyhow, the itching was relentless and I was trying all kinds of stuff for relief. I was extremely irritable to say the least. Then I remembered that my dad once told me cows used to be fed apple cider vinedar to ward off infections and other ailments. So I tried it and within an hour ALL ITCHING STOPPED!!! I was SO RELIEVED I couldn't stop smiling!!!!! Right now I am itch free and will take apple cider vinegar daily.

New Zealand Skin Cream
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 08/19/2022

Hello Louise of DC,

The "Chronic Itch Relief" you mention is made here in NZ by a trained herbalist: Malcolm K. Harker M.H.D. of "Harker Herbal Products Ltd"

He calls it "Formula number 988" and contains (among many other ingredients) cinnamon, camphor and peppermint - "A soothing lotion for irritated and dry, itchy skin" OR "A soothing, cooling, moisturizing lotion to help relieve dry, itchy skin conditions".

My wife is happy with it, so there's an endorsement of consequence, as she is not easy to impress!

Malcolm Harker also makes a product to help one sleep better but we will see how that one pans out - early daze yet and I will no doubt be reporting back in due course.

Maybe you could check out his website?

I hope this is helpful.

Cheers from Down Under (where the storms are currently raging)

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 12/30/2020 351 posts
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I've often wondered why scratching an itch feels so good and I THINK it's purpose is to break the skin to trigger the generation of H2O2 that either cleans up the reason for the itch itself or triggers the immune system to come and take care of it!

It makes perfect sense now! That has ALWAYS given me fits! I KNEW there was a reason it feels so good and I think this is, in all likelihood, that reason! FINALLY! That has bothered me my whole life as one of the curiosities that sparked my interest in alternative medicine! Since I was a kid and told to "stop scratching" every time I got a skeeter bite or anything else that felt so good to scratch!

We had a neighbor when I was a kid - Gwen. She was an older woman and a missionary who was always "off to Guam" - "The Gwen of the Guam". She could make homemade bread out of just about anything - or just about anything out of practically nothing at all and knew all sorts of things about herbs and plants. I wish I could tell her this as she agreed with me that it appeared universally so that scratching feels good and must have a purpose.

Luliconazole Cream 1%
Posted by Howard (Mesa, Az) on 10/26/2015
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I was having intensely itching ankles. The only thing that would help was hot water in the shower but I had to be careful not to overheat them.

I had gone to a couple of dermatologists but got no useful diagnosis or cure. Then I went to a young dermatologist checking for skin cancer on my hands and mentioned the itching ankle problem. She looked at my feet and immediately said the problem was fungus.

I knew something had not been right beneath my big toenails but had not given it much thought. She prescribed "LUZU" (Luliconazole cream 1%). After a few applications the itching never occurred again. It has been a several months and I see that the new toenail growth looks much different than the older nail area. There is a clearly visible demarcation.

This might not be YOUR problem but it definitely was MY problem and was easily cured. It had been plaguing me for several years and has not occurred since the application of LUZU...

Just thought I'd mention it just in case it helps someone else...

Anti-Chlorine Itch Spray
Posted by Lynn (Slave Lake Ab. Canada) on 09/03/2017

You need more carbs.

Vitamin C
Posted by Myway (Delaware) on 02/11/2015

Melanie, Did you remove sugar, dairy and processed food from your diet for a number of days to see if you had a food allergy - when I eat too many processed foods, I start itching like mad. Doing some dietary homework may be the key!

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