Here are the Natural Remedies for Itchy Skin Caused by Insect Bites, Allergies, Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions.

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Having an itchy skin is a huge discomfort and scratching it could actually make it worse. An itchy sensation could be caused by various factors--an insect bite, allergies, or a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. If the cause of your itchy skin is not caused by a skin condition, there are many ways to relieve the itchiness with the use of natural remedies.



Lemon 

Lemons contain citric acid and acetic acid. These acids have anesthetic, anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties that help ease itchy skin. It also has antibacterial effects that prevent infection. 

How to use it: 
Dab freshly squeezed lemon juice on the affected area. 
Let it dry completely 
Repeat regularly until the itchiness stops. 

Coconut oil 

This oil not only soothes itchy skin, it also provides moisture to dry skin, making it smooth. 

How to use it: 
Apply an adequate amount of coconut oil to the affected area. 
Leave it to dry. 
Regularly massage your skin with coconut oil to restore moisture and provide instant relief to itchy skin. 

Aloe vera 

An all-around remedy, aloe vera gel is used to soothe itchy skin, burns, and even acne. It is also a great moisturizer. 

How to use it: 

Dab aloe vera gel to the affected area and leave it to dry. 
Re-apply as often as desired. 

Honey

Honey possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe itchy skin. The flavonoid content of honey acts as an antihistamine that provides instant relief from itching caused by insect bites. 


How to use it: 
Measure 1:1:1 ratio of honey, olive oil, and beeswax. 
In a heavy bottom pan, melt the beeswax at low heat. Stir every now and then. 
Remove from heat then add honey and olive oil. Mix well 
Cool the mixture and put in an airtight container then refrigerate. 
This could be stored for three months. 
Apply the mixture to the affected area as often as needed. 

Cold compress 

Cold water has an instant soothing effect that effectively relieves itchiness. Wash affected the area with cold water or you can use an ice pack. 

Baking soda 

Due to its anti-irritant effects, baking soda is an effective treatment for the itchy and irritated skin. It also possesses antibacterial properties that prevent skin infections.

How to use it: 
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with an adequate amount of water to make a paste. 
Apply the paste to the affected area. 
Leave for 20 minutes then wash off. 
For people with sensitive skin, it is not advisable to use baking soda. 

Petroleum jelly 

The moisturizing property of petroleum jelly provides relief for the itchy and dry skin. It can also be used for burns and rashes. Just apply petroleum jelly on itchy areas for instant relief. 

Moisturizing creams/lotions 

Sometimes, an itchy skin is caused by dryness and moisturizing the skin is the best treatment. Use water-based moisturizers on affected areas. It can also be used on sunburnt skin. 


Diaper rash cream 

If you have sensitive skin, using diaper rash cream is the best option. It has mild ingredients suitable for baby's skin and is also effective for sensitive skin. Apply the cream to your itchy skin 2-3 times a day. 

Over the counter medicated topical creams 

There are many over the counter topical creams available that you could use if none of the above-mentioned remedies is suitable for you. Seek the advice of a medical professional on what topical treatments to use 

If your itchy skin is caused by allergies, it is best to prevent allergens that could trigger allergies. On the other hand, if the itchiness is caused by an underlying skin disease, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist.


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