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    Skin itching during rainy season

    Are you suffering from itching of skin during rainy season? Looking out for home remedies to avoid this embarrassment? On this Ask Expert page you can get medical advice and some home remedies for resolving your itchiness.

    During rainy season many times due to humidity and sultry weather conditions we are getting itching on the skin and sometimes it is associated with red patches also.

    Can anyone suggest measures to avoid and get rid of this embarassing itching by using any medicinal creams or home remedies?
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  • skin won't get itchy because of natural reason unless you are very unhygienic. Try following things,
    1. Wore clean cloths and cover as much as possible body parts.
    2. Check what part of body is getting itchy and try to analyze what could cause it. Is it because of bug bite , sweating or anything else.
    3. Apply anti itching talcum powder on body before wearing cloths this will reduce itching.
    4. If itching causes red patch or ring then immediately seek doctor visit.
    5. There are anti fungal and medicinal talcum powders , apply it when you sit at home on affected area.
    6. If it is dry skin causing itching then use cold creams and moisturizer and keep skin hydrated by drinking more water.

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  • Bacterial and fungal infections, bites and stings, infestations, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, allergic reactions, sun exposure, dry skin, and other skin disorders and health conditions all may be causes of itching. Your question is about itching in the rainy season. The reasons may be one of the above.
    Anti-itch creams and lotions containing camphor, menthol, phenol, pramoxine, diphenhydramine, or benzocaine can bring relief. There are some commonly known remedies for this.
    1. Oatmeal is made by finely powdering oats that are available in the market. This fine powder is also available in the market. This can be added to the cold bath. Some soaps are available made using this as a component. You can try those soaps.
    2. There are some gels available in the market made with plant leaves which are having medicinal importance. They are like aloe vera. Some gels are made with cooling menthol. These gels can be applied on the spots where you have the itching.
    3. There are many moisturisers available in the market. These moisturisers are good for keeping some water in the outer skin. So these will keep our skin soft and will prevent itching.
    4. Use cold water only for a bath and don't expose the affected area to hot water.
    5. Don't scratch when you feel the itching sensation. Try to withstand and take the remedial action as decided.
    6. The best home remedy for this itching is to add some few drops of coconut oil or any other oil to the last mug of water and pouring it when you are having your bath.
    7. It is also advisable to apply coconut oil to the skin after having your bath. It will keep your skin oily a little and avoids getting dry. This is the best-known home remedy for many types of itching.
    8. If the itching is continuing for long and not responding for the above mentioned you better consult a physician and go as per his advise.

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  • If you have itching in the feet then add enough water to one tablespoon of Bakingsoda to make a paste. Rub in the paste, then rinse and throughly dry your feet. Finish up with the dusting of cornstarch and powder.

    To get rid of itchy skin add one cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. After the bath, it is important to gently pat your skin with a towel or air-dry. Lemon juice can be directly applied on itchy skin to cure itchy skin. Taking a bath in lukewarm water can soothe itchy skin and help decrease inflammation.

    Alternative medicine the best essential oils for itchy skin. The most essential oils for itchy skin include : Chamomile, Eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, Cypress, Rose and tea tree. These oils are the most recommended for helping with the relief of dry, itchy skin.

    You can take Vitamin C supplements everyday as they help your body in fighting skin infections.

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