Itching is an intense tickling sensation on the skin that makes a person wants to scratch. skin rash may be there with itchy skin or there may be no rash. The precise reason for this response is not fully understood. Itching is the most prominent symptom in many skin diseases.
Skin that is too dry and scaly causes itching. Many drug reactions result in itching and some types of rough clothing, soaps and detergents can trigger an itching response in some people.
In addition a wide range of disorders produce itching, including hives, eczema, psoriasis, fungus infections, lichen planus, and dermatitis may trigger bouts of itching.
Itching around the vulva may be caused by candidiasis (a yeast infection), hormonal changes at puberty, pregnancy, or menopause, or the use of spermicides, or vaginal suppositors, ointments, and deodorants.
Itching around the anus may be caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or persistent diarrhea, or by the too rough cleaning after defecation. Worms are the most common cause of anal itching in children.
Itching all over the body may be caused by diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, jaundice, thyroid disorders, Hodgkin’s disease, or blood disorders.
Infestations of lice and scabies cause severe itching, as can insects bites.
Homeopathic treatment for itchy skin
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. Itchy skin rash or bumps can easily addressed by homeopathy medicines. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat itchy skin but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat itchy skin that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of itchy skin:
Agaricus, Apis Mel, Arsenic Album, Bovista, Carbo Veg, Causticum, Cheledonium, Dolichos, Graphites, Lycopodium, Mag Carb, Mercurius, Mezereum, Natrum Mur, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox, Sepia, Silicea, Spongia, Urtica U, Tuberculinum, Alumina, Ammonium Carb, Ambra Gresia, Antim Crude, Arsenic Iod, Crotolus T, Crotolus H, Nitric Acid, Petroleum, Rumex, Thuja, Bryonia, Fluoric Acid, Phosphorous, Carbo Animalis, Kreosote, Kali Sulph, Ledum Pal, and many other medicines.