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There is nothing more irritating than an itch! Itching can be associated to so many things such as mosquito or insect bites, allergic reactions to some medications or chemicals, stings, or you can even get that from the soap you are using. However, there are so many ways on how you can get rid of this, from over-the-counter medicines to natural remedies. Some of these are effective and some are not. Some people tried using baking soda as home remedies to stop the itching, and according to them nothing works better than a baking soda paste. Discover how to get rid of itchy skin with baking soda by reading the following pointers.
Tip #1: Using baking soda for mild burns
No matter what causes your itchy skin, this wonder paste can give you relief in no time. Baking soda paste can be stored in the fridge during hot weather in preparation for mosquito or other insect bites, especially for children.
Tip #2: Making the paste
In making the paste, prepare all the thing you’ll need such as baking soda, chilled water, container (ceramics or glass jar), and metal spoon. Put at least 2 tablespoons of baking soda in your ceramics or glass container. Add the chilled water slowly and use the metal spoon to mix until you have a thick paste. The consistency of the paste should be thick but not so thick as to be difficult to spread on your skin.
Tip #3: Applying the paste
Before applying it onto your skin, make sure that you wash the affected area to make certain that it is clean. When drying the skin, just pat or blot the skin with clean towel to avoid further irritation. To spread the paste onto the skin, use the back of the metal spoon to spread the mixture onto the skin. Baking soda will give you a soothing effect and will do its thing and that is to dry and fall off your skin. Rinse your skin under cool water and pat dry with clean towel.
Tip #4: Being careful
Do not apply baking soda paste on open wounds or rashes with multiple blisters because this could worsen the problem. There are some forms of itching and skin rashes that is associated with other disease that requires immediate medical attention.
Tip #5: Looking for other options
If you cannot get rid of the itch after trying the baking soda paste remedy, you need to try other topical creams that are stronger than this one. It is even better to consult your doctor because he may discover a disease that may have something to do with the persistent itching and other irritation of your skin.
If baking soda is not available in your house, you can use ice to temporarily relieve itchiness on the affected area. Make an ice pack by putting chunks of ice in a plastic and wrap it in a clean cloth or towel. Baby powder can also relieve itchiness with its soothing effect, especially to children. Talcum powder helps dry up your skin and sooth itching. Caladryl or any calamine lotions are also very effective in relieving itchiness.
Baking soda is not your only remedy to itchy skin. You may always look for other options. What matters is you get the best choice to remedy the problem.