Itching refers to a skin disease more often caused by impure blood. It may occur over the whole body or in a particular area or location of the body. It is also known as pruritus. In simple words it can be defined as sensation that demands scratching of the affected area. Itching is contagious and can be spread by direct or indirect contact. The body itching or generalized itching can be due to some toxic matter in the body or may be the result of various diseases. Itching in a particular area is mainly due to insect bites and stings.

Causes of Itching
The various causes of itching are:
  • Dry skin
  • Skin inflammations - sunburn, allergies
  • Eczema
  • Pregnancy
  • Parasitic infestations
  • Strong chemicals like detergents, solvents
Home Remedies for Itching

To get relief from itching peppermint bath is highly beneficial.

If itching is in a particular area application of Vicks vapor rub will provide immediate relief. This is one of the best itching cure.

Mix equal amounts of honey and cinnamon powder and make a fine paste. Apply this paste on affected areas to stop itching. This is very good home remedy for Itching.

Put 2 cups of oatmeal in a tub with Luke warm water. This is one of the effective natural remedies for itching.

Make a solution by adding ¼ parts of apple cider vinegar and ½ parts of water and wash the affected skin with this water as it provides relief. This is one of the effective home remedies for itching.

Pour a cupful of white vinegar in bath water and soak the body in it for 5-10 minutes. This is one of the effective natural remedies for itching.

Application of cod liver oil or Aloe Vera to the affected area is also beneficial.

To avoid itching of dry skin, it’s always better to use moisturizer after every wash.

Cover the affected area with a light paste of coconut oil and limejuice. This is one of the effective home remedies for Itching.

A salt free diet is the best when suffering from itchy skin. It is the best diet for itchy skin.

Application of vitamin E oil is also effective.

Make a mixture using Aloe Vera, cod liver oil, lemon juice, vitamin E oil and wheat germ oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area. This is a good and effective home remedy for itching.

A hot water application to the affected area will provide immediate relief. This is a good and effective itching treatment.

Application of paste made my mixing baking soda with water is also effective home remedy for itching.

Neem is an effective remedy for all types of skin problems. Application of neem oil to the affected areas gives relief from itching. Neem bath can also be taken by boiling the neem leaves in bath water. Morpheme Neem Veg Capsules contains pure Neem extract.

Add your Home Remedy below..
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Rutin & Bosch pairs seems to consistantly help with under the skin itch about 30% +
#1 - John slingerlan - 10/12/2007 - 14:05
:-D-----A good home remedy for mosquito bites that I made up and actually works is to rub a gluestick on your mosquito bite, leave it on for a few hours, it works!-----:-D
#2 - Claudia - 06/06/2008 - 16:04
The one with the Vicks really worked! B-)
#3 - Mirell - 07/16/2008 - 00:01
A good home remedy for moquito bites i witch hazel..... try it, it worked for me....
#4 - Laya - 07/27/2008 - 10:08
The vicks only worked a little bit for me.
#5 - Elizabeth Curry - 09/21/2008 - 03:36
I have suffered with hives a couple of times. The last time I got a tip to fill a sock with porridge oats, tie a knot in the top then soak it in boiling water. When cool squeeze excess water out and apply to itches. It felt like a lifesaver to me!
#6 - j noble - 11/16/2008 - 09:13
My wife is suffering from itching skin that seem to have defiled medical treatment. What can she do?
#7 - LINUS . EKECHUKWU - 12/06/2008 - 17:59
I just wanted to say that after a session of the sun beds my arms became itchy, so I tried the vicks vapor rub and it worked. I will try other remedies as well if this happens again.
#8 - Trudy Rogers-Moore - 04/24/2009 - 09:32
I am suffering from a rash from a chemo drug I took for treatment for cancer. The Bleomycin rash recurrs about every 2 weeks. Itches like crazy!! Suggestions? I don't want to go back on Prednisone.
#9 - Sandy - 05/24/2009 - 17:09
I itch all the time especially between my thighs and it is very irritating and I can't control. Sometimes my skin comes off because I have to itch. Can you help me tell me what kind of remedy I should use?
#10 - Kayiss - 05/30/2009 - 21:35
Kayiss - sounds like a fungal infection - go to your chemist
#11 - Anon - 05/31/2009 - 14:52
:-) I put 2 cap fulls of household bleach in lukewarm bath water. It helps a bunch. I have an average sized tub and fill it 3/4 just to give you an idea of the bleach:water ratio.
#12 - Aishana - 06/21/2009 - 00:47
I have tried lemon juice rubbed right onto the skin. It works. Also, Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion works - can be found in drug stores, grocery stores, Walmart.
#13 - Debbie - 06/29/2009 - 08:57
my skin is itching like crazy from bed bug bites....WHAT can I use??
#14 - freezo - 07/06/2009 - 13:48
please help I have itch arms pits and between my legs, I'm a very clean person so I cant work out whats wrong with me. I and started to use natural soap, shampoo and conditioner. I've also stoped sraying or rolling deoderent under my arms, now feel smelly and worry what people think, I still sray my clothes to feel better, Ive always had a sweating prob even when I was skinny healthy before kids but never itchy, I drink lots of water hot and cold and green tea. I dont eat a rubbish, I just dont get it PLEASE HELP ILL TRY ANYTHING :-(
#15 - Nik - 09/21/2009 - 09:59
For mosquito bites, dab with vinegar, works a treat.:-D
#16 - Lee - 10/03/2009 - 09:44
:-D i like ur advices THANK u:-)
#17 - nighat - 10/25/2009 - 08:01
Hi, I am suffering from itching from past 7 years. Till now, i ididnt cured. I consulted many doctors. After taking treatment for somedays itching will re-appear again. Please advice some good and permanent solution for this. I have itching in my private parts and all along the legs.
#18 - Sik - 10/26/2009 - 06:00
My husband had this rash that itches alot and I tried these remedies and they worked like a charm! Thanks so much!!:-)
#19 - Sue - 10/26/2009 - 18:41
I need some help I am scratching so much (especially on my lower legs and feet) that I am taking the skin off and my legs look so bad and I can't sleep it wakes me up. If anyone has a good cure please help, the vicks vapor rub only works for a little while
#20 - lauren - 10/29/2009 - 20:19
to #20:
please try
1= some crushed garlic for sometime every day.
ref: (rash on foot)

2= first apply Tea Tree oil then Almond oil.

3= Currently, i am applying turmeric and water paste on a dear's years old rash on foot. (no regular medicine worked) sofar little improvement; i apply the paste for few days then give rest for two days.
#21 - ahmadiyya @ MTAi - 12/22/2009 - 19:28
my skin is itchy, dry,, and watery,, what will i do?
#22 - kiyari - 02/03/2010 - 22:47
my better half is suffering from skin problem of scars and itching. What can i do ?
#23 - vicky - 04/09/2010 - 22:22
plzzzzzzz i need ur help.....i itch all the time in between my thigh.....plzzzzzz help me
#24 - nisha - 04/16/2010 - 06:37
dude iv been on pot for bout an year continuous..
now its itchin like crazy all ovr my body..
is it due 2 impure blood?? iv quit it.. bt what shd i do now?
#25 - mick - 06/07/2010 - 17:09
i use just plain fresh aloe fromthe plant not the bottle
#26 - chelsimari - 06/20/2010 - 18:17
My whole body is itching, firstly it was my left leg nd now its the whole body.. cn somebody pls help
#27 - mus - 06/28/2010 - 03:12
While learning to make home made beauty products, I noticed olive oil was always the base. I have had good results with burning & itching in the underarm.
#28 - brenda - 08/02/2010 - 11:22
i can take it anymore! my body (legs n thighs) keeps itchin after i take a bath. somebody help, isnt there a cure, something 100% working?
#29 - hazet freak - 08/03/2010 - 10:17
For the people with itchy thighs and underarms, if the rashes are circular, there's a good chance you have a fungal infection. Try to use CLEAN fresh towels after every shower/bath - dont use the same towel over and over - all you're doing is spreading the infection. Also, try to decrease the amount of sugar and carb intake in your diet - eat too much of these and you're basically feeding the fungus. Eat more veggies! Go to a health food store and buy either oil of oregano OR even better, black walnut oil. Both kill bacteria and fungi but the walnut oil also kills any parasites that might be present AND its also good for people who suffer from yeast infections. Whether its bacterial, fungal, or yeast, dont forget to eat yogurt daily (or puchase acidophilis tablets if you cant eat yogurt).

Make a point of eating a well balanced diet - your body is your greatest asset and you only have ONE to work with so you owe it to yourself to treat it most issues are caused by not eating right, therefore eating healthily is the cheapest way to prevent any future skin issues.

#30 - GC - 08/04/2010 - 17:11
anti-chafing gel, lanacane
#31 - Brenda - 08/10/2010 - 14:55
I suffered with burning/itching under the skin for years (with no sign on top of the skin) I was told I had sinusitis & multiple food/chemical allergies. It greatly improved by rotating foods, ESPECIALLY W/INCREASING IMMUNE SYSTEM w/Evening Primrose Oil, Vit C, along with Natural Multiple Vits. increased fruits/veggies w/small amt mostly chicken & fish and excercise & Spring water, Later: Omega 3 & 6 & B-vits were added
#32 - Char - 09/01/2010 - 11:53
You may have a condition which my husband has and is suffering from it's called
SEBORRHEIC DERMATITUS You can read up on it on the web.....His got really bad after taking some antibiotics from the dentist....
#33 - Jody S. - 09/05/2010 - 13:17
i have ans itchty had at night .no dundruff. any suggestions.
#34 - max - 10/24/2010 - 08:14
hi all you have to do is buy a little can of vaseline. it has aloe in it and this thing that helps itching. the can is a lime green. you can ind it almost anywhere. (and the small ones you can put in your purses ladies):-D
#35 - jessie - 10/30/2010 - 19:31
over two years i am suffering itch under feet, under finger nails, i have taken blood test. and over thirthy or more creams prespection medecine nothing help, the itch starts as though hundreds of tiney worms .are walking under my feet i am scared of wearing boots. or trainers please someone help
#36 - maria 17/11/2010 6:28 pm - 11/17/2010 - 12:29

So Hello there, I have had itchy skin my entire life!
I started to take Neem capsules and Rus Tox homeopathic My itching is starting to get better.
I know the best thing is to eat a lot of salad, it cleanses the blood. It's just so hard to eat all the time. bleh..
I also often find my pores on my legs and feet are getting blocked because I get pimples. Best thing ever is to use a tea tree soap- then a nice scrub- then a moisturizer.
This is a hard thing to control the "crazy itching!!!!" I have patches of scratches all over me body
#37 - Andrea - 11/29/2010 - 20:56
Rub oil on body while still wet from bath n pat dry,No more dry skin
#38 - donna - 01/04/2011 - 17:00
#36; yours sounds like it may be formication, which is a side effect of some drugs, menopause, and even anemia. It feels like ants or bugs crawling on your skin. I had it for years while I was iron-deficient anemic, especially in my lower legs, but once my system got more in balance that side effect went away. Unfortunately nothing topical will help for this, if this is indeed your issue...
#39 - TB - 01/15/2011 - 23:10
Best thing for bug bites of any kind is toothpaste! Put a dab on each bite and cover with a band-aid. When the swelling has gone down rinse do not rub the toothpaste off, best way to do this is in the shower.
#40 - Lily - 01/18/2011 - 21:16
I have extremely itchy legs when the weather changes. I fear I will go insane the itchiness is so bad.

Recipe: I tried 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water and was amazed by the instant relief.

Also be certain to apply an unscented lotion after showering. Also do not bathe or shower in hot water. Keep the water comfortably warm. It's a sacrafice but I'd rather have a warm shower and not itch later than a hot shower with sensory overload itching on my legs hours later.
Good luck all
#41 - Gina - 02/12/2011 - 11:42
Buy some 'colloidal silver' spray and spray on the itchy parts and rub in..should cure all your itching within 1 or 2 days.. do it 3 times a day. get it from a pharmacy.
cures all types of itching and thrush. (only kills bacteria's that cause the problem, so it doesnt work on bites coz that is a histamine fighting protein problem)
#42 - My thoughts - 07/21/2011 - 03:04
For itchy bites rub in some (deep heat) or whatever your country calls liniment (for sports/back injury relief) you know the strong smelling stuff. once you rub that in spray the area with Hair spray.... instant relief, do that once or twice a day and by the second evening you probably wont need to anymore. Instant relief.
#43 - My thoughts (again) - 07/21/2011 - 03:09
Thank you all for the advice. I will pray for you. I will try the vicks and diet changes. Ice packs work in a pinch too.
I need to get the colloidal silver too,... good to have on hand for SO many things. I hear in concentrated nano doses it can even cure malaria! Amazing!
Take care of yourselves and God be with you all.
#44 - Amie - 07/30/2011 - 03:55
Three weeks my arm itched for no reason. a rash developed. Ammonia took away the itch and helped with the rash. The itch has spread to my other arm, ears and back of hands. Ammonia didn't work for them. Peppermint oil is working for my ears. Vicks, for the back of my hands. Never had this itching before. I really appreciate reading about other peoples experience. Thanks
#45 - Suzane - 08/23/2011 - 09:37
see comment #45.Happiness. The cause of my rash was weeds that brushed my arm. Took homeopathic allergy medicine. I get to live happily ever after. I sincerely hope you all can find the cause and solution. (go back to the day before it started) Those weeks of itching were shear misery. Peppermint oil also helped with the itching
#46 - Suzane - 08/25/2011 - 14:45
Hi just want to know if we can apply neem oil to our genital part?
#47 - san - 09/07/2011 - 18:24
#48 - yr - 10/21/2011 - 10:33
My grandma used a sliced onion when we had a fever she would put scocks on us and put the onion in the scocks a bottom of our feet and layed down so we would not walk on them. it would draw the fever out of us. the onions would trun mushy and the fever would break. i did that with my kids and it still works. thank god for grandmas
#49 - eva - 12/06/2011 - 08:48
I have itchy swollen painful toes. Not sure of the cause. My native is South India But I'm now in USA (West Coast) for the past twenty five days. After coming here for few days no problem was there. I used new pair of shoes bought in USA. If that was the cause the rashes and swelling should have come down when I stopped using it but it's increasing day by day and spreading to the whole feet. Daytime there is no much problem, But in the night it itches like piercing with needle. So far the only temporary relief was keeping the feet in Cold salt water. I have tried olive oil, turmeric paste, garlic, Hydrocortisone and Histamine ointments but no relief ( I have not tried anything continuously as I didnt know the actual cause. Each I tried for maximum 5 times.) Whenever the body gets heated up it starts itching. I'm living in a cool place but unable to wear shoes, and cover my feet with anything which keep them warm. I didnt sleep well for more than two weeks. In the nights Im not covering myself as the itch starts as soon as i do, So I'm suffering both by Itching and also killing chillness. Please somebody give the right solution for this. I m scared of trying things as it may worsen it. (I washed my feet with hot water and applied dettol initially and the itching and swelling increased). Im not able to immediately consult any Dermatologist here ,they are giving appoinments after 3, 4 months. Please do help.
#50 - Reji - 01/06/2012 - 11:24
. . .i use dove extra sensitive moisturizing soap. . .then after bathing. . .i apply desitin zinc oxide. . .it really helped me from skin itching caused by eczema. . .i also use desitin zinc oxide for my pimples. . .works good ;). . .
#51 - ang3l - 01/08/2012 - 05:40
Hi, All those people who are suffering from bad itching (with Or without pimple), they must follow some points,(telling you as per my experience) Doctors take money and after some times problem starts again. Points are here: take a juice of one lemon with half glass of water. One Tbsp honey with one cup warm water. Wash affected area with Apple Sider Venegar mixed in warm water (atleast 3-5 times per day). Apply Tea Tree Oil 3-5 times per day. Please follow above points atleast 7days. I m sure after 7days u will not have any problem any more.
#52 - NiceLady - 02/06/2012 - 16:22
Ok so I am pregnant 37 weeks but I'm feeling this may not be related because its just so feet itch SO BAD its such a deep itch and nothing helps I scratch the skin off them and my legs also itch but nothing itches as bad feet. No rash, no redness, nothing just itching and I can't sleep at night. I'm in the process of trying vicks now && it seems to be working but I know it will not be permanent. HELPPPP! IM ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY NO TIME FOR SCRATCHING.
#53 - alexa - 03/23/2012 - 20:26
I just put aloe vera on my girlfriends bed bug bites and it helps. She said it cooled it down and stopped it from itching
#54 - janise - 03/28/2012 - 15:56
old time remedy that works. Plain Corn Starch that is used for cooking. Use it like a powder, between thighs, under hanging belly and breasts. It brings instant relief and keeps working throughout the day. NOT store bought powders with corn starch, they have other ingredients. Just plain corn starch. Try it you'll see. My grandmother taught me and I'm now 70 and have no rashes or itching in areas most other people have. I have also had great comments made by nurses about not having all those red rashes in those places. They expect people to have them.
#55 - ila - 04/11/2012 - 21:28
Good information. Though I 've not tried yet but we can suggest these home remedy & can use them if required. Yes I can add one more remedy--Mother's tips (Maa's) Roasted Neem leaves are good for itching.But we have to eat them with a morsal of rice. Thank you very much for all the information.
#56 - Jashodhara P - 04/21/2012 - 03:57
my body has been itching since 2 months, what should i do?
#57 - jemima - 10/09/2012 - 08:05
rub lightly with sea salt on the itching area and let it stay for a few minutes and wash off with works. make sure it is sea salt or Himalayan salt, not the factory manufactured white table salt which is merely a combination of chemicals
#58 - lao yu - 12/22/2012 - 06:14
Regarding insect bites--sure cure for itch. Ice cube on bite area--hold until numb feel on spot bite and remove ice. Gone--instantly :^)
#59 - George Archers - 01/20/2013 - 19:38
we have been pulling vines in our back yard. I have been having problems breaking out. Itching is impossible. I have tried tea tree oil backing soda, fels namptha soap. that was my grandmas remedy for poison Ivey. but that isn't working either. Help going crazy I have bumps on my face , neck arms. I covered my self with clothing and washed my skin with the soap.
#60 - JEAN - 06/29/2013 - 07:43
i remember now about the cornstarch. will try THANKS
#61 - pamela - 08/23/2013 - 16:04
what about legs? itched until bleed skin came off its raw like a BURN. skin still coming off. NEED something to moisture it without BURNING. PLEASE HELP! CANT GO TO DOCTOR.
#62 - Candy - 08/23/2013 - 16:14
I suffuring for itching and blood plates on whole body coz og infection of wrong medicine.. what should i do for id increase day by day from last four days
#63 - vishal - 09/25/2013 - 18:01
For itching in legs, mix little salt to coconut oil (optionally few drops of tea tree oil can be added). Mix this well and gently massage this oil on affected area. You can leave it on your skin the whole night / wash off with mild soap after 30 min. Avoid too much scraching as this will aggravate the condition.
#64 - Krupa - 11/11/2013 - 11:27
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