WIDE ITCHING Effective Natural Care

Feeling of itching is response to a wide variety of stimuli. We will see below natural

cures for widespread itching, its causes and official treatments with drugs.

 

 

WHERE IS ITCHING LOCATED

Itching can be localized in limited or widespread areas. It's often consequence of a

dermatological disease. In absence of skin lesions, itching can also originate from

general diseases, such as neoplasms, kidney, haematological, hepatic and allergic

pathologies.

 

In other cases, itching remains the only symptom: in these cases we speak of itching

"sine materia". This category includes types of local itching like that of external

genital areas (vulvar, scrotal, perianal itching) or widespread itching such as senile

itching (a type of widespread itch very frequent among people over 65 years of age).

 

Another form of widespread itching, which we deal with on another page, is itching

in people with kidney failure (uremic itching).

 

 

WHAT are THE CAUSES for WIDESPREAD HITCHING

Causes are manifold: stress, lack of organic substances, free radicals. However,

natural remedies for itching can reduce excess of biochemical mediators without

side effects.

 

Itching stimuli, like a light touch, vibration or contact with wool fibers, act on skin's

free nerve receptors (unmyelinated C fibers: the same ones that transmit pain, but

at a lower frequency).

 

Several chemical messengers carry this feeling. Histamine is one of most significant

mediators, but also others such as kallikrein, PAF (platelet aggregation factors) and

endopeptidases. These messengers are synthesized and stored in skin mast cells

and released in response to various stimuli.

 

These mediators are released in unregulated and chaotic way by mast cells themselves,

when mast cells metabolism is damaged.

 

 

TRADITIONAL THERAPY of ITCH

Current itch therapy uses drugs (antihistamines, moisturizers ...) to be chosen based

on cause, but results are disappointing.

 

 

WHAT are the NATURAL TREATMENTS for WIDESPREAD ITCHING

However, natural cures for itching are possible thanks to properties of natural

substances like Calendula Officinalis and Rhodiola rosea which have an anti-inflammatory,

soothing, anti-free radical action, normalizing blood microcirculation.

 

Other natural substances, such as flavoproteins and coenzymes, contribute in an

harmless way to restoration of mast cell membranes. Therefore, there is a return to

normal production and release of the biochemical mediators of itch from mast cells

and the recovery of the immune system normal conditions.