Itching is a response to a skin irritant. The nerves that tell your brain to feel itching are the same ones that tell it to feel pain. So when your brain senses the irritant and tells you that it itches, your natural instinct is to scratch that spot and remove the irritant.
Almost anything that causes itching is accompanied by inflammation.
Various allergies, including food allergies, may trigger itching.
– Quercetin to lower histamine.
– Since almost anything that causes itching is accompanied by inflammation,if you want to help decrease itching, you need to work on decreasing inflammation.
– Magnesium citrate as it is high in elemental magnesium: 200 mg 60 minutes before breakfast on an empty stomach and 200mg 1-3 hours before bed plus magnesium chloride oil applied to the skin.
– Zinc: 30 – 50 mg daily always after breakfast.
– Vitamin D3 supplements – 10,000-20,000 IU a day with breakfast (must be taken with magnesium as without it its useless and also because vitamin D3 leads to magnesium deficiency).
Aloe vera gel, Comfrey gel, Calendula, clay bath.
Heat applied to the skin stops itching is because hot shower, hot bath or compress, causes mast cells to dump their histamine contents. As histamine is the chemical that causes itching, this histamine-release provides several hours of relief (because it takes several hours for mast cells to re-synthesize histamine). Heat directed at an area of itch often provides as much relief as taking an anti-histamine tablet.
– Treat allergies >
– Drink vegetable juices instead of fruit juices.
– Eat red onion (source of quercetin which lowers histamine).
– Avoid sugar, white flour products, dairy, peanuts, wheat, gluten, spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine as they are linked to itching.
– Avoid tight fitting unnatural and irritating clothes. Wear 100% cotton whenever possible.
– Avoid scratching the affected areas that are itchy may intensify the sensation and cause the skin in this area to become thick and leather-like. The skin may also become red or darker than other areas of the body.
– Exercise every day for 30-60 minutes.
– Learn to control stress as it is often associated with itching.
– Use only soaps, gels, shampoos, cosmetics, deodorant or detergents with only harmless natural ingredients.
– Most important aspect of the treatment is implementing principles included in the HEALTH RECOVERY PLAN >
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