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What are different home remedies for Itching? – Part 2

What is meant by Itching?

• Itching is medically known as pruritus.
• This is caused by stimuli bugging some part of our skin.
• An itch can start from a mild nuisance to a disrupting, damaging, and sleep-depriving fiasco.
• This can due to a fungal infection.

Symptoms of Itching

• allergic reactions
• sunburns
• insect bites
• poison ivy
• reactions to chemicals
• soap, and detergents allergy
• medication
• dry weather
• skin infections
• aging

Home Remedies for Itching

11. Garlic
• Crush 1 clove of garlic and mix with a few drops of olive oil to make a paste.
• Apply to the nail and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
• Clean off in warm, soapy water.
• Dry feet thoroughly.
• Repeat daily.

12. Apple Cider Vinegar
• Dilute a cup of apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water.
• Use this diluted solution to wash the affected skin.
• Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and can easily help kill off the fungal strains .
• Undiluted apple cider vinegar may be used for athlete’s itching treatment.

13. Oatmeal
• A bath of oatmeal is considered a natural remedy.
• This helps relieving the itch due to chicken pox.
• This bath is prepared by cooking two cups of oatmeal in two liters of water for fifteen minutes.
• This mixture is then put into a cotton cloth bag and a string is tied tightly around the top.
• This bag is allowed to float in a tub of warm water until the water becomes turbid.
• Ensure that the bag is not torn.
• The child with chicken pox can splash and play in the water.
• The pouch of oatmeal can remain in the tub.

14. Betadine
• Fill a basin with one quart of water and add two spoons of betadine in the basin.
• Soak your feet in the warm water and betadine solution to get rid of any microbes.
• This also helps prevent bacterial infections from spreading in your feet and making you sick.

Diet for Itching

• Foods high in vitamins, mineral and nutrients generally strengthen your immune system.
• If your immune system is strong then the body is able to fight off the fungal infection.
– Foods that are regarded as being bad for itching:
• Acidic foods
• Alcohol
• Cheese (made from bovine milk)
• Chocolate
• Coffee, aerated drinks or any caffeinated beverage
• Corn syrup
• Food additives
• Hydrogenated fats
• Junk food like pizza, hotdogs and hamburgers
• Mono sodium glutamate
• Refined oil
• Salt (table salt and refined salt)
• Spicy food
• Sugar
– The foods that are believed to be good for certain types of itching include:
• Yogurt (The plain and unflavored kind)
• Garlic
• Onions
• Vinegar
• Oatmeal
• Applesauce
• Mashed beans
– Healthy and Balanced Diet
• Avoid eating baked products and products that have high yeast content in them.
• Avoid alcohol, sugar, cola drinks and grains.
• Eat a healthy and a balanced diet, avoid processed foods.
• Your diet must include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
• Avoid fried and greasy food.
• Garlic has a good antifungal property
• Eat raw garlic or include it in your diet.

Simple tips to stop spreading

• Wash your hands with soap and water after coming into contact with the infected area.
• After bathing, wash out the tub or shower with an antiseptic cleaner such as Lysol.
• Don’t share towels, and keep your linens and towels clean.
• Wash your socks twice in extra-hot water to kill fungal spores.
• Never wear the same pair of socks more than once without washing them first.
• Wear thongs in public showers.
• Keep your feet dry, and use over-the-counter treatments to clear your infection quickly.

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