Severe itching: The most important medical ways to treat itching

Severe scratches: the most important medical and natural methods


Severe itching : What are the most important means and methods that may help treat and
respond to severe scratching ? What are the most important things you need to
know about severe scratching ? The most important information is below.
Treatment for severe scratching depends on the main cause behind this
condition. Below we will review a list of the most important medical and
natural treatments that adopting one of them may help you reduce the scratch.

First: Treating severe scratching in natural and home ways

In some cases natural recipes or some over-the-counter medications and
ointments may help relieve and treat severe s

cratching. Here is a list of the
most important of these recipes and methods:

1-     Colloidal oats

This type of oat (Colloidal oatmeal) differs from
the normal oat used for eating. The first type is usually used in the
manufacture of soap and medicinal ointments, and it can be found in pharmacies.
 You can use colloidal oatmeal to treat severe scratching by making a
soothing skin bath with it.

2-     Aloe Vera gel

Aloe Vera gel has a potential calming effect on the
skin, especially when you have a severe scratching caused by things like biting
bugs or sunburn.

So applying fresh aloe Vera gel or ointments that contain aloe Vera gel
topically on the skin may help reduce scratching.

3-     Menthol

Menthol is one of the types of volatile essential
oils that are usually extracted from the peppermint family, and is known for
its potential cooling capacity and immediate relief from pain and scratching.

But it must be noted that this essential oil must be mixed with another
diluted oil before applying it to the skin, since abstract essential oils may
irritate the skin and may cause unpleasant complications if not mixed with
other oils.

4-     Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains chemical compounds
that have sterile and anti-inflammatory properties, so applying apple cider
vinegar topically to the scratching area may help reduce and treat scratching,
especially severe scratching in the scalp.

But before using apple cider vinegar to treat severe scratching, be sure to
dilute it first by mixing it with water in a ratio of 1-1. It is also
preferable to put the mixture on the skin and then wait for it to dry before
washing it with warm water. It is recommended to avoid vinegar completely if
there are cuts or cracks in the itchy area.



5-     Home refreshments

High-quality moisturizers help lock moisture in the
skin for as long as possible, so using it to apply the skin regularly and at a
daily pace may help to keep the skin hydrated for as long as possible, which
may relieve dry skin and the scratching that may accompany it.

6-     Other methods

The following simple and home methods may also help
treat and relieve severe irritation:

Cool the scratching area, using cold compresses or a regular cloth dampened
in water or even a moisturizing ointment stored in the refrigerator.
Using baking soda, by mixing baking soda with water and applying the resulting
paste topically to the scratching place for a few minutes, then washing the
area with water.
Use some types of essential oils after diluting them with carrier oils, such as
the following essential oils: peppermint oil, tea tree oil, violet oil,
chamomile oil.

Second: Treating severe thirst with medication


Here is a list of the most important medications and medical treatments that
may help treat severe scratching:

Antihistamines.
Antidepressants.
Immunosuppressant's.
Topical steroids or oral steroids.
Non-steroidal ointments, such as a gel that helps cool and soothe the skin.
Acupuncture treatment.
Light therapy.

Additional tips for treating severe scratching


Here is a set of additional tips that followers might help you treat your
severe scratching:

Avoid using hot water as much as possible, as this may irritate the skin
Stay away from stressors, as it may aggravate itching and scratching.
Make sure to wear loose cotton clothing.
Make sure to use sunscreen regularly to reduce the chance of sunburn and any
dryness and itching that may accompany this type of burn.
Resist the urge to scratch as much as possible.
Refer to the doctor immediately in the following cases to determine the cause
of the itch and get a suitable treatment: itching lasting more than two
consecutive weeks, itching accompanied by a rash, swelling or blisters, itching
spread throughout different parts of the body.

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