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5 Home Remedies for Itching


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Baking Soda and Oatmeal Baths
Add finely ground oatmeal or baking soda to bath water to ease irritated skin.
Add finely ground oatmeal or baking soda to bath water to ease irritated skin.
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Baking soda battles itches of all kinds. For widespread or hard-to-reach itches, soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30 to 60 minutes and air dry. Localized itches can be treated with a baking soda paste. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply to the itch, but do not use if the skin is broken.

Or, add 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a warm bath (not hot or you might have breakfast for the next month in your tub) to ease your itches.