In the hot and humid climate, sweat can make your private parts itch a lot. It worsens if the skin rubs together as it causes inflammation which is painful and unbearable at times. So here are few home remedies which will help you work on those and make your life more peaceful.
This is the fastest way to stop the itching! Engineer a cold compress by using a damp cloth which has been dipped in ice water or refrigerated. You could also apply ice packs. Take cool showers. These give an immediate relief ad eases the itching, stops the swelling. You can also invest in fabric bags and fill them with ice. Just make sure you are not directly placing ice on your skin.
Oats are an age old remedy which has been used to treat a number of skin conditions, be it eczema or burns. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), oatmeal in suspension (colloidal oatmeal) is a great skin protectant. Dissolve it in your bath and take a dip. This relieves itchiness. You can use readymade packets as well or simply gring the otameal at home and add a whole cup to your bath. Soak yourself in it for half an hour and rinse off with lukewarm water. The antiinflammatory substances in it like oleic acid, linoleic oil, and avenanthramides will help reduce the body’s level of cytokines (proteins oozed out by cells that can cause inflammation.)
Fresh Aloe Vera
The aloe plant is a remedy that has been passed on from generation to generation. It is often used to heal small cuts. The plant also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. Simply extract the gel, wash the area where it needs to applied and then smear the gel on the patch. Do not use aloe gels in green colour, that are available in market as they are chemically treated. It should be transparent! Do this twice a day.
Baking soda works wonders on rashes, poison ivy, or bug bites. In a tub with lukewarm water, add 2 cups of baking soda, soak yourself in it for a while. Rinse off, pat dry, and use your moisturiser after that. You can also make a paste using water and baking soda and then apply wherever needed.
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Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a centuries old remedy as Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties. People apply it on itchy scalp but nit if your scalp is bleeding or has a gash. As per a 2018 study, apple cider vinegar was very effective in limiting the cytokines which are known to produce inflammation.
If there is no medicine at home or you are avoiding using one then these home remedies may come in useful. However, you can check with a skin specialist in case you are allergic to any of the compounds.
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