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Home Remedies For Pruritis And Hives

Pruritis is the fancy term for itching. This form is usually associated with some type of illness, as opposed to the itch from hives (known as urticaria), which is from an allergic reaction or skin sensitivity.

WARNING: Any persistent or chronic itch should be examined by a doctor.

'Tis better than riches to scratch when it itches! For relief, apply anyone of the following to your itchy areas.

  1. Fresh sliced carrots
  2. 1 vitamin C tablet dissolved in 1 cup of warm water
  3. Lemon juice (for genital areas, dilute the juice with water)
  4. Raw onion slices
  5. A paste of uncooked oatmeal with a little water
  6. Apple cider vinegar (for genital areas or areas near the eyes, use diluted apple cider vinegar)
  • If you're itching to bathe, add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to the bathwater. Or add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to your bathwater.

Or add a pint of thyme tea to your bathwater. Thyme contains thymol, which is an antiseptic, antibacterial substance that can make your itch disappear.

  • If you prefer a shower to a bath, take a quick shower under hot water-as hot as you can tolerate without burning yourself. The hot water has been known to stop the itching for hours at a time.

Lydia recently had an itchy patch on her back. The way she found relief was by taking a fast, hot shower and-for a few seconds before ending the shower-letting the c-c-c-c-cold water run on her back. It stopped the itching, and she was able to sleep through the night. See what works best for you.

  • To stop an itch, wash the itchy part with strong rum. This remedy is from-where else?-Jamaica, mon!
  • Do you have a drawstring bag made of cotton? You can sew one easily, using a white handkerchief. Fill the bag with 1 pound of uncooked oatmeal and close it tightly. Throw it in your tub as you run the warm bathwater. Then take a bath and, with the oatmeal-filled bag, gently massage the dry, itchy skin. Enjoy staying in the bath for at least 15 minutes.
  • For an itchy scalp, a regular weekly massage with warm olive oil, sunflower or sesame seed oil will take away the dryness.

Home Remedies For Hives

You don't have to be a bee to have hives! These pale red bumps usually appear in response to an allergy-from food, medicines, insect stings or sun exposure.

  • Hives usually disappear almost as fast and as mysteriously as they appear. If yours are hanging on, rub them with buckwheat flour. That ought to teach them to hang around!
  • Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Mix well and apply the paste to the hives.
  • Form a paste by mixing cream of tartar and water. Apply the paste to the red marks. As soon as the paste gets crumbly dry, apply more paste.
  • Add 1 cup of baking soda to a bath and soak in it for 20 minutes. Also, drink ¼ to ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water.

NOTE: None of these remedies offer relief from the Seven-Year Itch.

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