Itchy Skin Cures

Soft Brush
Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine) on 03/23/2011
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For temporary relief of itching, scratching with your own fingernails doesn't seem to help. I don't know why this works, but scratching with a hair brush having sufficient "bite" seems to calm the itching. How do you choose the right brush? The brush needs to feel harder rather than softer on your skin, but, always comfortable. I found one horse brush that was just stiff enough to do the trick. If you choose a brush too soft, it'll have no effect. Too hard, and you'll wince each time you use it. If you choose the right brush, it will "feel just right."


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


Krill Oil
Posted by Shary (Centennial, Co) on 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.


Krill Oil
Posted by Tom (Rocker, Montana) on 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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lou (Tyler Tx) on 09/08/2020

Thank you so much. I accidentally ate some cookies with soy bean oil and I was itching on my knees and elbows. I used a lotion with manuka honey first, but your remedy gave me relief.


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


General Feedback
Posted by Judy (Mesa, AZ. USA) on 02/15/2009

My skin itchs, after a shower, i have tried shower filter, all kinds of soaps, lotions. I have no rash, just an intense itch, as soon as I turn the water off which last for about 15 minutes. Any help would be a appreciated. Thank You, Judy

General Feedback
Posted by Mary (Chicago, IL) on 02/15/2009

I would stop using soap altogether. I bet that is part of the problem. Just use it on your private parts. Arizona is really dry, so you need to hydrate your skin inside and out. Might help if you drink more water, take omega 3s and stay away from soap!


General Feedback
Posted by Sonsa (Phoenix, AZ) on 02/18/2009

Not all soap causes this reaction. I started making my own soap because my skin is so very sensitive. All natural, handmade soap is vastly different than the commercial variety. Shea butter, lavender and other skin soothing and moisturizing ingredients can be included. I make soap for friends and family too. If you would like more information, please contact me.


General Feedback
Posted by Aslam (Cape Town, South Africa) on 03/08/2016

Hi!

Kindly share your natural soap recipe? Thanks in advance.


General Feedback
Posted by C.S.M (VERO BEACH, FL) on 03/19/2009

These symptoms are most likely from the use of hot water and from dry skin:

Cholinergic Urticaria (Physical Urticaria, Sweat Allergy, Heat Hives)

Here's a good link:

Go halfway down the page to "Itchy Leg After A Shower":
http://www.healthhype.com/itchy-legs-causes-and-treatment.html

Bottom Line:

Cholinergic Urticaria (Physical Urticaria, Sweat Allergy, Heat Hives)

Urticaria (hives) are red, swollen bumps or patches appearing on the skin due to allergic reaction to some substances or, as it is the case in cholinergic urticaria, physical stimuli like exercise, heat, sunlight, cold, pressure, vibration, water, spicy food, or emotional stress.

Try prevention first. Avoid the use of hot water. Use lukewarm water instead. (I know that is not a fun suggestion--Sorry!) Consider moisturizing the skin with a light coating of a natural oil--like coconut, jojoba or olive oil after showering. Other treatment involves medicines--Benedryl etc.

Best Wishes. Hope you feel better!


General Feedback
Posted by Dianna (Austin, TX) on 03/20/2009

stop using soap. i used to be itchy every time i took a bath or shower until i stopped ALL soap. what i do now is bathe in a solution of 1 or 2 cups of epsom salts and a tub full of water. i scrub with a loofah and after i get out while my skin is still damp i rub virgin coconut oil all over my skin. then towel dry off the excess. since i have stopped using soap my skin isn't dry and i can even skip the coconut oil if i want to.


General Feedback
Posted by Rebecca (Grand Rapids, Mi) on 09/01/2009

I have the same intense itch, no rash, that i believe you're talking about. It just started one day and i thought it was just sensitive skin. When it didn't go away after a couple of weeks I changed to hypoallergenic soaps, detergents, anything I could find. I even use all natural cleaning agents for the house. I stopped shaving because I thought that was the culprit. I wake up in the night (and wake up my partner) itching, in tears, trying to stop and having very little self control. Im told that if I can just stop the cycle, then it will go away. The only thing that seems to make it better is the steroid creme I use on my eczema outbreaks (which I try not to use but when it helps so much it's hard to stop). I don't wear shorts anymore because I'm ashamed of the scars and scabs all over my legs. Any ideas would be appreciated!!


General Feedback
Posted by Jc (Milpitas, Ca) on 09/03/2009

Fill up the bath tub with water add 3/4 cup of bleach soak for 1 hour every day for 2 weeks, You should start to see big improvements if you really do have eczema... You might have Psoriasis

Zinc works very well on eczema......

JC


General Feedback
Posted by Kyra (Cortlandt Manor, Ny, Usa) on 09/03/2009

I would not suggest soaking in bleach, I would however suggest eliminating soap and using some borax, epsoms or sea salts, baking soda, peroxide, and tea tree oil in your bath regularly. Trust me you will be amazed at the difference in your skin. It has done wonders for my children's and my skin. I would also suggest using extra virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. The initial reaction of people is that it is too oily, but you will find that your skin will absorb it very quickly. Taking the oil internally will also help to combat the itchy and dry skin. Good luck!


General Feedback
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 03/31/2012

Add a couple of scoops of Virgin Coconut Oil to your bath water. It works great! Don't run the water very hot. Don't drink coffee or caffeinated sodas. Avoid perfume and makeup for a while. Don't use fabric softener sheets--use the perfume free dye free liquid kind. Hope this helps.


General Feedback
Posted by Anonymous (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 05/20/2013

My integrative MD told me that itchiness can be from caused from several things, and that what is going on in the inside of body is being reflecte onto the skin, itching maybe the liver being overloaded and you need to detox or you could have systemic candida this a stool test will determine if you have it or not. It could be blood fungus. It can be thyroid. Even if your thyroid shows up normal you may be still be having low thyroid symptoms, it can be hormones see a bio-identical hormone specialist. Here are some possibilities : parasites , mercury fillings, lead poisioning (from lead paint or pipes) vitamins, prescribed medication, shampoo, soaps, detergent, plants, pets , your car interior, the paint in your house or plants around your house , the fibers that you wear, the area that you live or work may have issues or it could simply be vitamin deficiencies. I read recently that itchy skin could be from eating seafood which are mercury magnets! Anyhow, the list goes on, and on, but you see my point. There are so many causes

I had crazy itching for years, it felt like biting, itching burning and I felt total exhaustion. My MD had no answers I went an ND and I had low thyroid even though my thyroid test looked normal on the tests I had symptoms that all pointed to hypothyroidism ... I needed iodine, Lugols and Solid Hawthorne extract is what I take, I also had low ferritin when both of those issues were addressed I felt fine. But it took years and many doctors to get to this answer!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michele (Madison, Ct) on 01/17/2010

what is the best brand of undiluted apple cider vinegar to buy (is this the same as the one you drink or a different version)? Any help asap would be greatly appreciated. I'm scratching as I type : (

EC: An organic brand with "the mother" is typically what people take.


Fabric Softener or Hair Conditioner
Posted by Sue (Bismarck, ND) on 12/29/2008
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Winter has arrived and so has itchy skin. The remedies I am trying are using hair conditioner or clothing fabric softener. The clothing fabric softener worked the best when I rubbed a diluted tablespoon amount on my skin then rinsed it off. I searched the internet for warnings of use on the skin and found none.

The hair creme rinse or conditioner also worked but did not last all day and night as the fabric softner did. I apply the watered down tablespoon-size excess from my hair and rub it on my skin. I would use a teaspoon rubbed together in my hands to cover both my legs. Then rinse off.

I read a post on another site that suggested using hair conditioner rather than shaving creme for women's legs.

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


Coconut Oil
Posted by Mark (San Diego, California) on 08/23/2008
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I have had a really bad itch on my forearms for the last 4 or 5 years, every time the weather warms up. It is something that effects me on a daily basis. Since using the virgin coconut oil, it has basically gone away. The one day I didn't use it though, I itched a bit, but as long as I put it on my arms daily, no itch.

Coconut Oil
Posted by d.d. (Keokuk, IA) on 09/24/2008

coconut oil: i have the same problem of itching/rash only on my forearms. please email me more details on how much, does brand matter etc... Dr's are all stumped while i still itch!


Vitamin E With Naturals
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 12/11/2007 509 posts
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Shari, I should have mentioned another solution to your itchy problems - a product that I found locally at Dollar Tree called Vit.E with naturals supplied by Fruit of the Earth - It comes in Aloe Gel, Vit.E with Natural Gel, Vit. E cocobutter, etc. This Vit. E with Naturals get stuff is fantastic-the only thing that I have ever found that will stop the intense itching caused by that confounded plant called poison ivy/oak -not only stops the itching but dries it up -the naturals in it are herbals like calendula, burdock, etc. Anything that stops that horrible itching of poison ivy should help with any itching also. The only place I have found it here is mentioned above but I suspect it can probably be found in health groceries (probably much higher than the $l price in above mentioned store) When I found this [product stopped the itching & also dried the rash up within 3 days I look for more every time I go through their store and have a good supply in my bathroom.

Also for another wart remedy, I have had patients tell me that piercing a Vit.E capsule and squeezing it onto their warts 2-3 times a day made them disappear.

Vitamin E With Naturals
Posted by shari (from ocean springs, ms) on 12/06/2007

Ever since Katrina hit we had some military personel stay with us for a a week 3 weeks after Katrina. For recovery efforts. Ever since, my 2 children and I have been to numerous doctors and hospitals trying to find a diagnosis for our problems. We were told its probably scabies and to bathe in rid. After spending so much time and money we don't have trying to cure ourselves I have given up. Some doctors told me that it was in my head. One day I attempted to bust one of the pimple looking things. But it was so hard so I got a sewing pin to bust it where I could drain it. Thats when it turned into a boil. I squeezed it for at least 2 hours with nothing but blood and puss coming out of it.The scarey thing is I do not know what this is. I know that we are contageous because when I surround myself around people in public and friends almost immediately I see them itching. I feel guilty for this because I wish I could prevent it. I don't know what to do. I locked my 2 kids and I up in the house for several months. Praying for a cure to this. I did not want to see my friends and humiliation made me bite my tongue not to tell them. But now the more I go out in our community I see more and more people with these bumps on there face. My friends and family are now infected. We need help!I don't know what to do! I am frightened uncomfortable and a plaqin feeling of hopelessness If this helps anyone try to diagnose this, you mainly itch on the top of your scalp and your face and when you are hot.Please post this to questions on this site!!!!!!!!


Vitamin E With Naturals
Posted by Gwen (Denver, CO) on 12/26/2008

Wow I know this is kinda late, but Ted's remedy for mange on dogs got rid of the no-see-em's I struggled for months with. I think it is also recommended for Morgellan's. Check it out. Borax has been a miracle worker in my life & it will also remove fluoride in your water. God bless & good luck......


Vitamin E With Naturals
Posted by Gwen (Denver, CO) on 12/26/2008

Wow I know this is kinda late, but Ted's remedy for mange on dogs got rid of the no-see-em's I struggled for months with. I think it is also recommended for Morgellan's. Check it out. Borax has been a miracle worker in my life & it will also remove fluoride in your water. God bless & good luck......


Vitamin E With Naturals
Posted by Chocbear (Costa Mesa, CA USA) on 06/15/2009

I think its the same thing I had a few years ago. My Dr. offered me prescription ointment which she said had a lot of chemicals, but also said that I could instead apply Vick's vapor to the body would also cure it. I was hesitant about the vapor rub but applied it right before bed and by the second night I was cured. Something in the vapor rub kills these bugs.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kaybee (Mountain City, Tn) on 07/17/2013

try mixing 1 tsp of ACV in 16 oz of water and drink through the day. Some say this takes the need of baking soda away while still keeping the reflux under control. The vinegar keeps ph under control. Keep up the good work!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kelly (Auckland, Nz) on 02/01/2014

Thanks for that. I've been on omeprazole for about 3 years now and would love to come off it, but everytime I don't take a tablet for a couple of days my reflux comes back. I don't get the usual burning symptoms. I actually get very breathless to the point I'm near collapse so it's strange but serious symptoms. I also take apple cider vinegar, a capful to a tall glass, it helps but not 100%


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tia (London) on 09/01/2017

Have you tried slowly reducing a bit of the Omeprazole (break up the pill) over a period of time to wean yourself away from it? Am sure you'll find something online that will guide you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by CFitz (Georgia) on 12/11/2021

Hello, Cindy:

It could take YEARS to get properly hydrated? This is discouraging, but I would like to know if you could recommend a paper or a book (from a trusted source) that would help those who are chronically dehydrated? Thank you for your time and attention to this.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by John (Portland, Or, Usa) on 03/12/2011

Hi Karin, the Dutch name for baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is Natriumbicarbonaat.


Tea Tree Oil, Olive Oil, Dried Oregano
Posted by Deanna (Cincinnati, OH) on 02/25/2007
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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.

Tea Tree Oil, Olive Oil, Dried Oregano
Posted by Libby (Pleasanton, CA) on 03/18/2009

how much dried oregano do you use? what type of olive oil? thanks!!!


Tea Tree Oil, Olive Oil, Dried Oregano
Posted by Jean (Northland) on 12/28/2017

How do you do the dried oregano? I would imagine you'd have to warm the oil - maybe simmer the oregano leaf in it or stand in the sun for a while?


Tea Tree, Olive Oil, Oregano
Posted by Deanna (Cincinnati, OH) on 02/25/2007
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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.


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



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