Posted on October 25 2020
WARNING : These properties, indications and modes of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy and phytotherapy. They are found there on a regular basis and for many confirmed by observations in scientific circles. However, this information is given for informational purposes, it can in no way constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use of essential oils, hydrosols and plants or plant powders for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor.EO = Essential Oil
VO = Vegetable oil or oily macerate
RELIEVE ITCHING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
The itching , or pruritus , makes you want to scratch your skin.
Depending on their extent, pruritus is often divided into two categories:
- generalized pruritus affects the whole body. They can be triggered by skin diseases (Eczema , Psoriasis , Chickenpox ...), drugs (antibiotics, aspirin ...), or even very dry skin or non-cutaneous diseases (obstruction in the bile ducts, disorders kidneys, blood or hormonal disease ...). Stress is also a frequent cause of itching (it is not then a real pruritus, but scratching reflexes due to nervousness).
- localized pruritus affects part of the body. They are found on the scalp, due to lice, psoriasis or an infection by bacteria or fungus. The itching can also be localized on an area of skin, such as the folds or spaces between the fingers (mycosis type intertrigo), at the genital level (mycosis, too aggressive soap), anal (mycoses, hemorrhoids, pinworms), in the eyes (conjunctivitis), throat (pharyngitis) etc.
HOW TO TREAT PRURITUS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS?
To relieve the itching , you must first and foremost treat the cause of the pruritus: avoidance of the allergen, antifungals ... In terms of symptoms, even if taking antihistamine medications orally is often necessary, Skin use of soothing essential and vegetable oils, as well as the application of Aloe vera gel, can help calm the itching. The most suitable essential oils will be: Yarrow , German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile , Peppermint
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