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Itch, Rash and Bite Treatments

Itch, Rash and Bite Treatments

Itchy skin can make one feel extremely irritated. Itching can many a time be embarrassing and annoying. It's a law that the location of itch is always adversely remote to the ability to touch. Get rid of all the itch quickly before it makes septic wounds. It is a well-known fact that skin itch is triggered by insect bites, rash or skin disorder in most of the cases. However, one cannot rule out the fact that 'this' itching can also be a symptom of underlying health problems, as severe as kidney failure at times, which we cannot afford to ignore.

An itch is an intense, distracting irritation or tickling sensation that elicits an urge to scratch the skin.

Itching is usually defined into two categories:
• Localized - when the itch is only in a specific area.
• Generalized - when the itch is throughout the body.

Causes of Itching due to...
Various allergies and skin reactions
• Close interaction with the fluids of certain plants or plants that sting
• Synthetic dyestuffs and coatings of fabrics
• Reaction to oral or topical medications (aspirin, or group of medicines named opioids)
• Allergic reactions to certain foods
• Cosmetic intolerance
• Prickly heat (sweat ducts get blocked due to high heat and humidity)
• Sunburn (overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays)
• Close contact with specific metals, like nickel

Itch, Rash and Bite Treatments

Various skin conditions
• Folliculitis - A condition in which one or more hair follicles get infected and inflamed.

• Lichen Planus - A sudden occurrence of small, shiny, flat-topped, light pink spots, usually on the forearms, wrists, and lower legs. It is a non-infectious skin condition.

• Eczema - A non-contagious skin inflammation which can be either acute or chronic.

• Urticaria - An itchy skin irruption triggered due to an allergen, like latex or food. It is also known as welts, nettle rash, and hives.

• Dandruff - The most common non-transmissible skin condition which affects the scalp by forming scaly scurfs.

• Psoriasis - A chronic non-infectious skin disorder, marked by dry, flaky, red patches. It usually occurs on the ears, scalp, and genitalia.

• Prurigo - An inflammatory skin disease which is chronic in nature. Small fluid-filled blisters and intense itching is observed.

• Contact Dermatitis - Any delayed type of skin inflammation which is a result of the skin's contact with a particular allergen (e.g. poison ivy).

Different types of infections
• Chickenpox or any other viral infection
• Athlete's foot (a fungal infection)
• Jock itch (a fungal infection of the groin)
• Ringworm (an infection caused by fungi, which causes a ring-like red rash)
• Female and male thrush (a yeast infection in which the area around the genitals itch)

Note.- The itch caused due to yeast and fungal infections are usually in a particular area, but if the condition is left untreated, it might spread throughout the body.

Home Remedies for Insect Bites, Bee Stings, Rashes & Other Common Skin Problems
Everyone occasionally gets a laceration, bruise, or bitten by an insect. There are many home remedies, creams, etc., for helping to relieve symptoms, but which ones work best? The answer varies for every individual although some remedies tend to work great for almost everyone.

The following home remedies have been tested and rated by many people. The top three in each list are more effective than those shown at the bottom of each list. Each remedy works best when used immediately along with continued use until the problem is gone. Simply apply the substance to the area, and reapply as often as needed; cleaning the area between applications. If one remedy does not work for you, then try another home remedy.

Itch, Rash and Bite Treatments

Bee Stings
• Honey
• Ice
• Toothpaste
• Peanut butter
• Vinegar (or water) and baking soda mixed to make a paste
• Mud (let it dry before washing off)
• Ammonia

Mosquito Bites

• Aloe Vera gel
• Vinegar
• Dead Sea salt water
• Ice
• Banana peel
• Ammonia
• Lavender essential oil (mix with olive oil or vegetable oil before using, equal parts of each).
• Rubbing alcohol
* Note: Never use toothpaste on mosquito bites because toothpaste will make it worse.

Insect Bites
• Ice
• Dead Sea salt water
• Water and baking soda paste
• 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil mixed with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• Honey
• Ammonia
• Slice of onion

Poison Ivy
• Jewelweed
• Dead Sea salts
• Hot water (with or without Dead Sea salts)
• Hand sanitizer
• Apple cider vinegar and baking soda made into a paste
• Lavender essential oil (mix with olive oil or vegetable oil before using, equal parts of each).
• Aloe Vera gel

• Banana peel
• Rubbing alcohol
• Tea tree oil
• Moist heat. Use a heat pack or warm up a moist towel, then apply to bruise for 30 minutes. Use microwave or place towel in boiling water to heat it up. Make sure the towel is not too hot before placing over the bruise.
• Gently massage bruised area (use lotion or oil to make it more comfortable). This will break up the pooled blood, but can be very painful.

• Dead Sea Salts (bathe with salts or spray a dissolved salt-water mixture on dry skin without rinsing off)
• Aloe Vera gel
• Chamomile cream
• Peel and blend fresh cucumbers, then apply to area for 3 minutes to relieve itching and pain.

• Aloe Vera gel
• Drink plenty of water to get hydrated again.
• Take a cool bath to relieve intense burning.

Small Cuts, Lacerations, & Abrasions
• Ozonated olive oil has antibacterial properties and it promotes healing.
• Creams containing vitamin E will reduce the appearance of small cuts.
• Lavender essential oil applied to scars several times daily will reduce their appearance. Always dilute essential oils before applying to skin. No essential oils are completely safe without mixing with a carrier oil (such as olive oil or vegetable oil). Mix equal parts of each oil; use extra carrier oil if the mixture is too strong for you.

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