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Overview

Lexanox Plus Oral Paste

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Amlexanox
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Lexanox Plus Oral Paste is an anti-allergic, anti inflammatory drug used as a medicament against aphthous ulcer, which is more commonly known as canker sores or mouth sores. Though canker sores take about 7 to 10 days in self healing, but Lexanox Plus Oral Paste helps to accelerate the process and helps in faster healing of the said problem. This medication is applied to the affected area for about 4 times a day or as directed by the physician. In Japan it also has a use as a medicament against bronchial asthma, eye drops for varied eye complications and allergic rhinitis.

Lexanox Plus Oral Paste is applied in a pea sized amount with the help of the finger tip on the affected area after the area is washed and soaked duly.

This medication is safe if used adequately after doctor?s advice. But over usage or wrong application may draw some side effects as well. A temporary pain, or a sensation of burn may be felt at the site of application. Serious reactions like nausea, diarrhea etc may also be experienced by the patient if the patient is allergic to it. Lexanox Plus Oral Paste rarely results in very serious allergic reactions but any itching, swelling or other reactions in the site must be notified to the doctor as soon as possible.

Mouth Sores
In addition to its intended effect, Lexanox Plus Oral Paste may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea
Diarrhoea
Application site pain
Skin Rash
Stinging sensation
Burning sensation.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Lexanox oral paste is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lexanox Plus Oral Paste, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi, I have nasal congestion and running nose from Nov 2013. Its been almost 4 years. I am in a really pathetic situation. I am 29 years old. Please help.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi, I have nasal congestion and running nose from Nov 2013. Its been almost 4 years. I am in a really pathetic situat...
I Lybrate-user, Yes, Ayurveda can help you to cure allergy and cold. You have to improve your immunity. Allergy is a disorder in which the body becomes hypersensitive to particular antigens which provokes characteristic symptoms whenever they are subsequently encounter, whether inhaled, ingested, infected or otherwise contacted. Normally antibodies in the blood stream and tissues react with and destroy specific antigen without further trouble. Different allergies afflict different tissues and may have either local or general effects. When a person's routine life is disturbed, he gets disturbed and agitated and functioning of endocrine glands gets adversely affected which ultimately causes, at time allergic reaction/metabolic changes. You should avoid Urad, banana, oil fried food spices. Saline water gargle should be done before meals. Non-irritating and bland diet, hot water, lemon, green and leafy vegetables particularly having sour and bitter taste. You can also doing this at home: 6-7 basil leaves 5-6 cloves (powder) 2-3 black piper 1/4 teaspoon ginger paste all this add in 150 ml of water then boiling mild flame and reduce to 100 ml. Later filtered and allowed to warm o it's own. Then add 2 teaspoon of honey and drink .it gives you relieved. Hot water steam will also facilitate draining from the nose and also provide relief in pain over forehead. Every day, in morning put 3-4 drops of cow ghee in your both nasal then sleep 10 to 15 min. Ayurveda nasya treatment gives you permenant relief. You feel better. For further treatment you take an online appointment for further details and treatment to get relief permanent.
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I want to increase my weight. Bcz I am looking very lean. please give me a solution to increase weight in few months. Thank you.

Bsc Food & Nutrition, Msc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I want to increase my weight. Bcz I am looking very lean. please give me a solution to increase weight in few months....
Hi lybrate-user Here are some healthy ways to gain weight when you're underweight: * Eat more frequently. When you're underweight, you may feel full faster. Eat five to six smaller meals during the day rather than two or three large meals. * Choose nutrient-rich foods. As part of an overall healthy diet, choose whole-grain breads, pastas and cereals like whole wheat ; fruits and vegetables; dairy products like milk, curd and paneer ;lean protein like fish, chicken and eggs ; and nuts and seeds. * Try smoothies and shakes. Don't fill up on diet soda, coffee and other drinks with few calories and little nutritional value. Instead, drink smoothies or healthy shakes made with milk and fresh or frozen fruit, and sprinkle in some ground flaxseed. In some cases, a liquid meal replacement may be recommended. * Watch when you drink. Some people find that drinking fluids before meals blunts their appetite. In that case, it may be better to sip higher calorie beverages along with a meal or snack. For others, drinking 30 minutes after a meal, not with it, may work. * Make every bite count. Snack on nuts, peanut butter, cheese, dried fruits and almond butter. * Top it off. Add extras to your dishes for more calories ? such as cheese in casseroles and scrambled eggs, and fat-free dried milk in soups and stews. * Have an occasional treat. Even when you're underweight, be mindful of excess sugar and fat. An occasional slice of pie with ice cream is OK. But most treats should be healthy and provide nutrients in addition to calories. Yoghurt and granola bars are good choices. * Exercise. Exercise, especially strength training, can help you gain weight by building up your muscles. Exercise may also stimulate your appetite.

I am not able to grow a beard. Im gonna be 22 this month. Is there any remedy or treatment I should undergo to grow a beard.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
I am not able to grow a beard. Im gonna be 22 this month. Is there any remedy or treatment I should undergo to grow a...
Hi lybrate-user, Not everyone can grow a good beard. Just like other hair problems, men also face beard issues. We will be giving you the right home remedies for beard growth with which you can soon flaunt your manly side. 1. Eucalyptus oil - Yes, eucalyptus oil is a real friend to the skin. It is one of the best home remedies for beard growth. But before applying, it should be mixed with a base oil like coconut or olive oil. When applied in its undiluted state, it causes irritation, redness, and burning sensation. To follow a remedy using eucalyptus oil, follow the method given below: Mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil with either coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil. Apply this mixture on the face and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse your face gently with soap and water. 2. Lemon Juice & Sugar - Sugar for beard is a technique that was discovered in Egypt centuries ago and it works quite well and unlike waxing, it is easy and non-painful. Take some hot water in a pan, add lemon juice followed with a little amount of sugar. The mixture is heated for about half an hour and allow it to cool, which will bring the temperature down. The skin is then garnished with a bit of cornstarch before being applied with the magic mixture. Then put a strip of cotton over the applied area and after some time gently pull the cotton wipe off. Try using this sugary technique often to grow a beard for better and faster. 3. Honey With Lemon Juice - Honey and lemon juice mixture is one of the best home remedies for hair growth. As an additional advantage, your face gets free of bacteria too. Apply the honey & lemon juice mixture onto your face and keep it stationary for about 20 minutes. After that, gently wipe your face with a clean cloth. Do this at least twice a week. 4. Indian Gooseberry - Gooseberry is one of the best ways to grow a healthy beard. It is known for its medicinal qualities and is widely used in a variety of applications. Mix a little gooseberry paste with mustard powder. Massage your face with it. Let it stay on for about half an hour. Do this regularly, and you will see a big improvement in your beard growth. 5. Be On a Healthy Diet - A balanced diet is the key to a healthy body and a healthy mind. Your diet largely determines how you look and also affects your beard in a significant way. Making little changes to your diet plan can help you significantly in growing your beard faster. Firstly, have a toast of protein, as it helps your hair to grow faster. Hair growth is influenced by vitamins A, B, E. So, have foods that are rich in iron, Vitamin A, B, and E. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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How to get rid of sweating on palm hand. I often get sweat in palm hand even if the room temperature is normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, Some people suffer from excessive sweating in their palms. It generally occurs due to any of your activity level or surrounding temperature or stress or genetics. The underlying cause is the over-activity of the nerves that trigger your sweat glands. The over-activity of the nerves is caused due to certain medications, obesity, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar, menopausal hot flashes, infectious diseases (tuberculosis & malaria), nutritional deficiencies, unhygienic lifestyle, etc. 1. Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a natural astringent that helps to keep the pores tight and thereby controls excessive sweating. It also balances the body?s pH level and boost up the body?s metabolism to reduce obesity and thereby hyperhidrosis. Here are some ACV methods that used for treating sweaty palms and feet: / Wash the excessive sweating hands and feet with lukewarm water. Apply raw, unfiltered ACV on that area using a cotton ball at night before bedtime. /Leave it on for overnight and take a bath and dry your skin. Now apply baby powder on the palms and feet to get rid of the problem. Do it daily. /Mix equal parts of ACV and rose water and stir well. Apply this mix on your palms and feet by using a cotton ball. Repeat the same process 2 ? 3 times daily. /Add 1 ? 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered ACV and 1/2 teaspoon of organic honey in 1 glass of lukewarm water. Stir well and drink it twice daily. 2. Lemon Juice - Lemon eliminates bacteria and acts as a natural deodorant that helps to keep you with a fresh and nice smelling. Regular usage of this lemon will definitely help you to get rid of the problem. / Mix the juice of 1 lemon in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and stir well to make a fine paste. / Apply this paste on the affected areas where you sweat more. / Rinse off the paste after 10 minutes and do it daily to get rid of excessive sweaty hands and feet. 3. Cornstarch - Cornstarch will work similar to a talcum powder and thus stops hyperhidrosis. It has a natural antiperspirant that absorbs the moisture and thereby neutralizes the unpleasant odor. / Add equal quantities of baking soda and cornstarch and mix well. / Store this in an old talcum powder bottle to use it regularly. / Dry your skin after bath and dust some of this powder on the hands and feet. / Repeat it as needed to get rid of the problem. 4. Sage: Sage has strong astringent that dries up the excess oils and prevents excessive sweating. It is rich in vitamin B and magnesium that reduces overactivity in the sweat glands. / Place 2 ? 3 sage tea bags in a large bowl of water and cover it. / Allow it to steep for 15 ? 20 minutes and soak your hands or feet in this water for 20 ? 30 minutes. / Do it 1 ? 2 times daily to get complete relief from the problem. 5. Tea Bags: Herbal tea bags have tannins that keep the body temperature cool and thus reduce the chance of excessive sweating. It has an astringent property that blocks the skin pores and prevents hyperhidrosis. / Hold moist tea bags in the palms for 5 minutes. / Do it 2 ? 3 times daily to get rid of the problem. Tips and Precautions: / Activated charcoal absorbs moisture from the body and keeps it free from sweating. Consume 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal mixed in 1 glass of warm water or apply it on the affected areas. / Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and astringent properties that control excessive sweating. Mix 4 ? 5 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of lukewarm water and apply it on the affected areas using a cotton ball or washcloth. Repeat it 2 ? 3 times daily. / Include magnesium rich foods like almonds, banana, beans, pumpkin seeds, blackstrap molasses, pecans, potato skin, yogurt, whole grains, cashews, soy milk, green leafy vegetables, etc. To control sweat gland activity. Or take magnesium citrate supplements after consulting your doctor. / Regular soaking of your hands and feet in cold water for 30 ? 45 minutes will help you to get rid of excessive sweating. / Wear socks and shoes that are made of natural materials. Also, regularly change them regularly to get rid of this problem. / Drink plenty of water and other healthy drinks throughout the day to stay cool and hydrated. / Avoid wearing gloves, mittens and other items that cover your hands. It?s also suggested to avoid petroleum based lotions and skin products. / Stay calm and relaxed and avoid consumption of spicy foods to trigger excessive sweating. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Popular Health Tips

4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Lice Infection!

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Lice Infection!

Lice are miniscule insects which generally germinate within the head of the infected person by laying eggs and sucking blood from the scalp of the head. Lice infection is generally viral and is heavily contagious in nature. It is generally advisable to treat lice infection properly due to its contagious nature. The causes behind lice infection are skin-to-skin contact with the infected person or sharing bedding or combs with the infected person and living in unhygienic places.

The symptoms of lice infections are extreme scratching at the scalp region due to the presence of the lice. Ayurveda can work as a useful remedy for lice infections. The most common ayurvedic remedies for lice infection are as follows:

  1. You can apply onion juice on the scalp region and rinse it after 1 hour.
  2. A juice of Indian hemp might be applied to the scalp region.
  3. An application of a crushed paste of seetaphal before going to sleep.
  4. A mixture of phitkari and water can be applied regularly to the scalp region of the head.

Though a preliminary application of the Ayurvedic mixtures tends to remove a layer of the lice, all the eggs are nearly impossible to destroy in the first dosage, if the infection has been there for a long period. For the complete extermination of lice, the prescribed mixture should be applied again. In order to prevent lice infection, you can wash the clothes, stuffed toys, combs etc. with warm water. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chickpea - 8 Reasons You Must Start Eating Them Today!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Certificate In Food And Nutrition (CFN).
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
Chickpea - 8 Reasons You Must Start Eating Them Today!

There are some foods which should definitely be a part of your regular diet, the health benefits they offer are amazing, and they are also easily available. One such superfood is chickpeas, or channa as they are popularly called as. Another major advantage is that they are cooked in various forms, and can also be eaten after simply boiling them.

Read on to know their amazing benefits on skin, hair, and overall health.

  1. Weight loss: With no extra fat and no extra calories, channa is one of the best ways to lose weight. Eat them on a daily basis, preferably without any oil. You could add it to khichdi, curries, or even eat the boiled peas. Rich in fiber and protein, it makes one feel full and reduces hunger pangs. This stops snacking urges in between meals, which is the major cause of weight gain. They can also be added to other foods like vegetables and fruits, which aid weight loss.
  2. Improved digestion: They help in cleaning the digestive system and kill bad bacteria in the stomach and keeps the stomach clean. It also improves the digestive process as there is high fiber content. Channa helps avoid constipation and allows for quick movement of food through the digestive tract.
  3. Improved immunity: They are rich in antioxidants and various minerals and vitamins. The end result is improved immunity, specifically due to folate, zinc, iron, and balanced pH in the body. This also helps the body fight infections.
  4. Controls diabetes: While some foods like chocolates are known for spiking up the sugar levels, foods like channa cause release of sugar at a slow, steady pace. This drawn-out process helps in preventing diabetes, which is basically caused by foods which spike up sugar levels sharply.
  5. Protection against heart disease: Chickpeas help control cholesterol levels, which are the main culprit for causing heart disease. It also is due to the high fiber content, which does not allow for weight accumulation. The process of plaque buildup in the arteries is slowed. Blood pressure levels are also reduced, which is due to the high fiber content. Reduced plaque buildup also reduces the incidence of strokes and heart attacks.
  6. Skin: The manganese and molybdenum in the chickpeas help control wrinkles and purify the skin. Chickpeas paste can be applied on the skin as a face pack too. Ageing can be delayed by regular use of chickpeas in the diet.
  7. Hair: It reduces hair fall, controls dandruff, improve hair volume, and so is very good for hair health.
  8. Wound healing: Given that chana is high in proteins and essential vitamins and minerals, it helps in wound healing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurvedic Dental Techniques Oil Pulling

Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Diploma in Herbal Beauty Therapy & Cosmotology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Ayurvedic Dental Techniques   Oil Pulling

A common man follows a standard daily oral hygiene routine, which entails brushing one’s teeth and rinsing one’s mouth. At the most, some people who are extra conscious about their oral hygiene use dental floss or some branded mouthwash for the fresh feeling. But, the question remains, is it enough?

From the time you wake up till the time you go back to sleep, your mouth is susceptible to a large amount of attacks from bacteria, which enter your body through your mouth. This results in unwanted and harmful dental diseases. This can happen in spite of the fact that people regularly and religiously follow their daily oral hygiene as well as their trips to the dentist for regular clean-ups. So what is that extra something that can help get rid of the bacteria trying to take permanent residence in your mouth?

Oil Pulling:

Oil pulling is an ancient and traditional Ayurvedic technique which is your best bet to detoxify your mouth from that pesky bacterium along with whitening and cleaning of your teeth. It is also a proven cure for innumerable diseases like skin infections, arthritis, liver and stomach problems, curing headaches and migraines, throat infections etc. Any type of edible oil can be used for this highly beneficial Ayurvedic technique.

Following are a set of instructions for the process of how oil pulling is done:

  1. Oil pulling process should be conducted immediately after waking up before eating or drinking anything.
  2. Choose edible oil like sesame, coconut or olive oil for this purpose.
  3. Take not more than 2 tablespoons of oil in the mouth and swish it i.e. is move it around the mouth for at least 20 minutes moving it throughout the mouth and along the gums and in between the teeth also.
  4. Avoid decreasing the time limit for swishing the oil in the mouth. By decreasing the time you might not be able to completely detoxify your mouth and by increasing the time the risks of absorbing the toxins back in the mouth and stomach are high. To know when the time is right to stop swishing the oil in your mouth, you can out a little oil from your mouth. If the oil has thinned and turned white or milky then it is time to spit out the rest of the oil from your mouth.
  5. After spitting out the oil, rinse and gargle your mouth with warm water and use a tongue cleaner to remove all residue of the oil.

Repeat this process everyday for satisfying results.

Benefits of oil pulling:

  1. The main cause of bad breath in your mouth is tooth decay which is caused by a bacterium which is called Streptococcus mutans bacteria. Oil pulling is an attested form of Ayurvedic technique which gets rid of this bacterium from your mouth permanently.
  2. Teeth and gum related diseases like gingivitis and periodontists are also cured.
  3. It helps to reduce in dental cavities.
  4. Oil pulling invigorates the lymphatic system by depleting the toxins in the vital organs of the body.
  5. Helps in getting whiter and brighter teeth.

While oil pulling is a very involved technique, a quicker way to adopt Ayurveda on a daily basis is the use of tooth powder. Tooth powder is an Ayurvedic replacement to toothpaste without the harmful chemicals (especially fluoride) that go into our daily minty and frothy brushing experience. It has proven to be much more effective than tooth paste in getting rid of yellowness of teeth, gingivitis and bleeding gums

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8 Ways to Use Multani Mitti for Skin and Hair

MBBS, DPD-Cardiff (U.K)
Dermatologist, Noida
8 Ways to Use Multani Mitti for Skin and Hair

Multani mitti is the most natural skin care product and can provide great benefit to the skin when applied in correct manner.

Here are 8 ways in which you can use Multani mitti -

  1. Dry skin- mix with fresh cream/ malai and chandan ( sandalwood powder) and apply for 20 minutes, dont wait for it to dry completely. Rub gently and remove with luke warm water after 20 minutes of application. USE ONCE A WEEK.
  2. Oily skin- mix with lemon/ orange juice and apply till the paste completely dries up on the face and changes color. Wash with cold water. USE THRICE A WEEK.
  3. Normal skin- Mix with cucumber/ tomato/ apple juice and apply till it dries. wash with normal water. Use twice a week.
  4. Black heads and pimples- Mix with water and apply a thick paste for as long as possible. Overnight application will shrink the pimple fastest.
  5. Hair conditioning- For migraine/ dry hair- Mix with milk and apply on scalp and hair for 30 minutes and wash with luke warm or cold water as per weather.
  6. Tan removal- Mix with mashed banana and apply on tanned area. Allow to dry completely and rinse.
  7. Wrinkles and loose skin- Mix with honey and rice flour and apply for 1 hour. Do not talk, smile or give any expressions till the mask is off your face. Wash with ice cool water.
  8. Dark circles- Mix with amlond oil+ vitamin E or potato juice or rose water and apply thin layer twice a day for 15 minutes. Rinse with ice cool water.
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Home Remedies For Itching

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Home Remedies For Itching

Home remedies for itching

1. Baking soda

  • Baking soda can cleanse the skin. It can be used in different ways to get rid of general and localized itch.
  • Add one cup of baking soda to the warm bathing water.
  • Soak your body in this water for at least 30 minutes
  • Pat dry the skin
  • For localized itching, make a paste of the three parts of baking soda with one part of water and apply to the affected area.

2. Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice acts as a cleanser and also has antiseptic properties. This can reduce the itching and prevent any infections of the skin.
  • Extract the juice from lemon.
  • Apply it directly on the affected area.
  • If you have scratched the skin this will cause a burning sensation, but it will heal the scratches and scars faster.

3. Essential oils

  • The itching of the skin caused by the dryness of the skin and some fungal infections can be easily removed using essential oils. Some of the essential oils such as lavender oil, rosemary oil, basil oil, clove oil, chamomile oil have anti- inflammatory and soothing properties which will alleviate the irritations.
  • Add essential oils to the bathing water.
  • Instead you can directly apply it on to the skin and wash it off after 30 minutes.

4. Olive, sesame or almond oil

  • These oils reduce the dryness of the skin and relieve you from the itch caused by dry and flaky skin. This remedy will be extremely helpful in winter season.
  • Heat any of these oils and apply to the whole body or to the particular areas as required.

5. Coconut oil

  • This remedy will be extremely useful for night time itch. Coconut oil has antiseptic properties and it also moisturizes the skin.
  • Soak your body in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • Pat dry the skin and apply a thick layer of coconut oil on the dry skin areas.
  • Cover the areas with warm clothes and go to bed
  • You will be having an itch free-sleep at night and your skin will look very fresh the next day.

6. Apple cider vinegar

  • This remedy can relieve you from itching more effectively.
  • Apply vinegar using a cotton ball to the affected areas
  • Add 2-3 cups of vinegar in the bathtub and soak your body for 15-20 minutes.

7. Aloe vera

  • Aloe vera gel can moisturize the skin and hydrate it. It will protect your skin from any infections.
  • Take the gel out of the fresh leaf of aloe vera and apply to the itchy skin
  • Let it dry for some time and wash it off with lukewarm water.

8. Honey and milk

  • Honey has anti microbial property and milk has anti inflammatory property. Honey and milk moisturizes the skin as well.
  • Make a mixture of milk and honey using equal quantities.
  • Dip a washcloth in this mixture and apply to the affected areas of the skin

9. Beeswax

  • This remedy will be very effective for people suffering from itching due to psoriasis or eczema.
  • Mix honey, olive oil and melted beeswax.
  • Apply this mixture to the itchy areas of the skin when it is warm.
  • Repeat the remedy till you get relief from itching.

10. Mint

  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of menthol in it. Mint also has antiseptic properties
  • Boil 1 cup of mint leaves in 2cups of water
  • Allow the mixture to cool and strain it
  • Apply this mint tea to the affected areas of the skin

11. Basil

  • The eugenol present in basil has anesthetic properties which help to relieve itching.
  • Prepare a brew of the basil leaves and water
  • Allow the preparation to cool and apply to the itchy skin

12. Cold compress

  • This is an easy way to reduce itching caused by bites or stings
  • Apply ice pack or washcloth containing ice to the itchy areas

13. Witch hazel

  • This astringent cleanses the skin and reduces itching.
  • Boil the bark of witch hazel in water and apply the cold mix to the skin
  • You can also use the witch hazel in the astringent form available from drugstore.

14. Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal works as exfoliate and removes the dead skin cells.
  • Add 2 cups of oatmeal to the bath water.
  • Soak the body in this water or 15- 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water after rubbing the skin.

15. Vaseline or petroleum jelly

  • Petroleum jelly helps to prevent itching caused by the dryness of the skin. Vaseline coating helps to hold the moisture within the skin.
  • Take a bath in hot water using mild soap.
  • When the skin is damp apply the vaseline.

Are you suffering from any kind of itching sensation? what are you waiting for? stop scratching and try any of the above given home remedies to get rid of itching. Find out which method will be most suitable for you to get relief from the itch.

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