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What are the best home remedies for skin allergies?

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Some of the most helpful home remedies for skin allergy symptoms include baking soda or oatmeal baths, herbal tea rinses, lemon juice, aloe vera, and juniper berries, according to HowStuffWorks. Other helpful remedies include wearing loose clothing, avoiding the allergy’s source and using anti-itch cream, states WebMD.

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What are the best home remedies for skin allergies?
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Additional remedies include a cool compress, a cool shower and a damp dressing, reports WebMD. For a damp dressing, an individual wears a soft cotton garment that has been soaked in water and wrung out. Then the individual wears snug, but not very tight, garments over the damp garment.

To create a baking soda bath, the individual should add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water and soak for 30 to 60 minutes, according to HowStuffWorks. For an oatmeal bath, 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal can be added to mildly warm water.

Undiluted lemon juice can be squeezed onto itchy skin and allowed to dry, advises HowStuffWorks. An individual can make a juniper salve to apply to itchy skin with freshly ground juniper berries, freshly ground cloves, melted beeswax and melted butter. Tea rinses made with basil, thyme or mint leaves can relieve skin inflammation and itchiness. An individual can also relieve itchy skin by applying gel from an aloe plant.

An individual with a skin rash should see a doctor, because a serious underlying medical condition could be the cause, according to WebMD.

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