Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera

Aloe can reduce inflammation.

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Aloe vera is a must for burns, but how about itches? The same constituents that reduce blistering and inflammation in burns also work to reduce itching. Snap off a leaf, slice it down the middle, and rub the gel only on the itch.

More Do's and Don'ts
  • Try not to scratch!
  • Wear gloves, if need be, to keep yourself from opening your skin by scratching with your nails.

For more information about common disorders associated with itching and other home remedy tips, see the next page.

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