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Itching can be caused by exposure to the sun
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Overexposure to the sun and sunburns are among the common causes of itching. For this reason, itchy skin is much more common in the summer as compared to other seasons. To prevent itchiness caused by sunburns, always remember to wear sunscreen before stepping out. Drink lots of water, fresh fruit juices, and coconut water to avoid dry skin that causes itchiness.
Itching can be a sign of
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Itching can be caused by a number of reasons. Food allergies and another type of allergies are among the most common causes. Itching could also be caused by side effect of drugs or as a symptom of conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease or even cancer. Insect bites and stings can also cause itchiness. In addition, stress could be another factor that triggers itchiness. Scratching your itch can make it worse. Instead, try meditating for distracting yourself with something else.
Having a shower post swim can reduce itchiness
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Itchiness and dry skin are commonly associated with each other. Swimming in a pool may be comforting in the summer but the chlorine in the water can dry your skin out and cause itchiness. Hence, taking a shower in chemical free water after you step out of the pool can help prevent dryness and itchiness. You can also use a mild soap and follow it up with a moisturizer. Look for moisturizers with glycerin. This helps prevent dryness and keeps the moisture locked in.
Moisturizing your skin from which of the following can help relieve itchiness caused by dryness.
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Petroleum jelly is a great moisturizing agent for dry and itchy skin. This is because it has minimal ingredients and keeps the moisture locked in for long. It is also gentle on the skin and can be reapplied as many times as necessary. Alternatively, you could use fish oil or flax seed oil that contains essential fatty acids. In addition to applying fish oil and flaxseed oil topically, you may also consume fresh fish and flaxseeds.
Oats can help relieve itchiness
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Simple kitchen substances can be great itchiness relievers. Oatmeal is one such product that has been used to treat dry skin for centuries. They contain avenanthramides that fight redness and itchiness. To benefit from oatmeal, you can soak your body in an oatmeal bath or make yourself an oatmeal scrub. Making an oatmeal bath is simple. You may use old fashioned oats or quick oats. These should be ground and mixed with your bath water. You should soak yourself in this bath for at least 15 minutes. Itchiness caused by bug bites, sunburn etc can be relieved by applying an oatmeal paste over the affected area.