Itching Remedies

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Time: 1:25 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Petroleum Jelley / Baby Powder
Instructions: After experiencing 6 months of severe atopic dermatitis, going to 5 dermatologists, and trying every cream/lotion/home rememdy/prescription medication possible, I found that coating the skin with petroleum jelly and then a thick coat of baby powder will elimate the itching. Yes, you will look like a ghost, but it will protect the skin from the air and relieves the itch immediately. This is a quick fix for a severe itch, but sometimes quick relief is what you need to keep you from going insane with the itch.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Time: 4:07 PM EST
Country of Remedy: United States
Name of Remedy: Itchy or dry skin

Ingredients: baby oil, emu oil, vitamin E oil, evening primrose oil,
and butter (optional).

Instructions: Combine the ingredients,
approximately 40% baby oil; 30% emu; 20% vitamin E;10% primrose; and if you choose to use butter, drop baby oil to 30%; emu, 20%; and use 20% melted butter and refigerate mixture once completed. Without butter, this makes a good spray but do not use this before going out into the sun or tanning bed!!

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Time: 11:32 PM EST
Email address: Crystal
Country of Remedy: Oregon, U.S.A.

Ingredients: Hot water
Instructions: Soak affected area in the hottest water you can stand. It will increase itching for a few minutes. After that, the Hystamine producers in that part of the body will be exhausted. You will get several hours of relief. Hope this helps you.

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Country of Remedy: US

Ingredients: Vicks Vapor Rub or generic form of it
Instructions: Wash the area where the itch is. Apply the vapor rub on it. The strong menthol feeling of the vapor rub will soothe your itch immediately.

Ingredients: Oatmeal
Warm water
Instructions: This recipie works like a charm for chicken pox (just
the itching!)
pour a cup or two(depending on the tub size) into your normal everyday
bath. soak. Dry as usual!!

Chronic Itching inside the ear canal

Ingredients: 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. You can buy a small bottle of it
for 47 cents at Wal-Mart.

Instructions: Using a dropper, tilt your head sideways and fill your
ear canal competely with Hydrogen Peroxide (3%). Be sure to move your
ear around to make sure that all the air bubbles are out of your ear.
This is to make sure that it is filled with H2O2.
Let your ear set like this for 2 full minutes. during this time you
will hear the H2O2 in your ear bubble vigorously. Just ignore it and let
it bubble.
Then drain your ear out. Just let it air-dry when you are done.

Repeat the same procedure with the other ear.

Do this same procedure each day for 3 days. Your inner-ear itchyness
will be gone after 3 days.

Whenever my husband has been working out in the yard. He always get chewed up be chiggers and other biting bugs. I just run him a warm bath with
1/2 cup of bleach. It helps to get rid of the itch. Same goes with
Poision Ivy.



Tea Tree Oil (instructions) Take a cotton ball or something similar and apply Tea Tree Oil full strength to area that is itching. Use your judgement and apply again when needed. I apply it approximately three times a day.



In your bath put 5 spoon fulls baking soda and half a cup of lemon juice They Should do the trick! Live long and prosper!

Gwen Jones
United States

Pour a cupful of vinegar in your bath water, and soak for 5 minutes.

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