We have to use our hands for most daily activities, so when you have itchy hands, you know just how frustrating it can be to avoid the urge to scratch. A constant urge to scratch your hands can be very difficult to cope with because it can interfere with your work, education, sleep, and personal life. In fact, even an occasional intense sensation of itchiness in your hands can be worrying. Very often, scratching only brings temporary relief and before you know it, the itchy feeling in your hands is back.
Most people have baking soda (sometimes called sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda) in their kitchen cabinets for use in baking. However, drinking baking soda dissolved in water is a great natural remedy for many ailments. Even just mixing a small amount of baking soda in a glass of water can help to relieve heartburn, soothe ulcer pain, balance pH levels in the body, and even help cure a cold quicker.
The urge to scratch the skin of your palms can sometimes be very strong. Our palms and fingertips contain thousands of nerve endings and are very sensitive. In fact, scientists say that your fingertips can identify textures that are just nanometers in size.1 This means that any itch or discomfort in your palms can be more intense than itching in other parts of your body.
Turmeric is considered to be one of the most powerful herbs for fighting and potentially reversing disease. It is also a delicious spice to add depth of flavor and color to any meal. That is why turmeric is a staple ingredient for many Indian and Caribbean dishes and is used as a natural coloring agent for many other food products.
The area around the eye is a very sensitive and having a bump or pimple on your eyelid can be very painful. Because the eyelid bump can become red and swollen, it can also cause a person distress and to feel self-conscious.
Many people assume that dandruff and dry scalp are the same condition but actually they are not. It is very easy to make that assumption because both dandruff and dry scalp can make the skin on the scalp itchy and cause dead flakes of skin to form. You may become aware that you have dandruff or dry scalp when you brush or comb your hair and dead skin flakes get shed and fall onto clothes, especially on and around the shoulders. The causes of these conditions differ greatly, and to successfully treat a scalp that is dry or to get rid of dandruff completely, it’s necessary to find out the root cause.
For many people, acne is a frustrating, and sometimes, a distressing skin condition which can affect more areas of their body than just the face. Acne can appear on any part of the body where sebaceous glands produce sebum, and back acne (or just called bacne for short) affects a surprising number of people. In fact, a study carried out on the prevalence of back acne found that bacne affects around 75% of acne patients.
Having the feeling that something is stuck in the throat can be an annoying experience for many people. To get rid of that annoying feeling that something is lodged in the back of the throat, some people try coughing or swallowing frequently to try and clear their throat. The sensation of a lump in your throat can come and go and could be accompanied by hoarseness, a buildup of saliva at the back of the throat, inflammation, or, in some cases, difficulty swallowing.
Armpit rash is a common condition that affects many people and can result in redness, itchy skin, inflammation, and swelling. The reasons that your armpits can develop a rash are because they are generally dark, sweaty areas where infections can cause skin to become red, inflamed and irritated. Added to that, tight clothing, shaving, and deodorants can cause more friction and skin irritation resulting in a rash in your armpit.
Itchy skin after showering or bathing makes a pleasant experience annoying, with the possibility of health risks. Itchy skin is known by the medical name pruritus, and can be associated with a number of disorders.1 Itchy skin after shower has many degrees of severity – it can occur on a certain area or all over your body, it can be accompanied by rash, and it can be mild or intense.