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5 Home Remedies for Itching


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Lemon
Squeeze lemon juice on itchy skin for another natural remedy.
Squeeze lemon juice on itchy skin for another natural remedy.
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Many American folk remedy recipes call for using a lemon to treat itchy skin -- and rightly so. The aromatic substances in a lemon contain anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce itching. If nothing else, you'll smell good. Squeeze undiluted lemon juice on itchy skin and allow to dry.


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