Itching is one of the diseases in the world that is also caused by allergy. So, people should avoid using those edible items or clothes etc., which cause itching.
Symptoms of allergy
Appearance of red spots on the body is the biggest symptom of itching which causes body swelling. It does not last long and is relieved by medicine.
Types of itching
Sometimes one suffers light and sometimes intense itching; similarly, sometimes it occurs on any specific part of the body and sometimes on the whole body. Following are its two types:
1. Infected eczema
Signs of infected eczema do not appear on the skin but one suffers itching continuously. One may suffer any serious disease if this condition lasts long, plus it causes wounds. Infected eczema spreads quickly.
Initially, scabies also appears like infected eczema but it causes skin rashes and wounds later. It mostly affects the areas between the fingers and toes, armpit and urinary area. Itching occurs almost on the whole body at night.
Beneficial tips for itching
٭ Mix water in milk and apply it on the area affected by infected eczema it will prove beneficial, اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە. (Doodh Peeta Madani Munna, pp. 36; summarised)
٭ Applying onion juice prevents itch.
٭ Eating cooked bitter gourd is beneficial for boils, small boils and skin diseases (itch etc).
٭ Drinking Sattu (barley juice) is beneficial for curing skin itchiness and prickly heat.
٭ Eat melon in sufficient quantities, for it prevents itching.
٭ Washing the itching affected areas with warm and normal water is also very beneficial. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 46, 96; summarised)
٭ Watermelon is beneficial for treating both kinds of itching.
٭ Juice of radish and its leaves are beneficial for treating inflammation and itching.
٭ Mix barley flour with vinegar and apply it. It is beneficial for curing every kind of itching.
٭ Placing the banana peel on the body area affected by any insect bite relieves itching.
For armpit itchiness
If someone experiences sweat more in summer season and he does not get a chance to take a bath, he should wash his armpits with soap. اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە, he will have relief and it will also lessen the itching.
Curing itching by having a bath
Taking a bath daily is beneficial for health and the one who is suffering from itching should take a bath daily using any soap properly. If it is infected eczema, he should take a bath rubbing his body properly and place the clothes he has taken off, in the sunshine so that the germs get killed. Similarly, he should take a bath the next day and wear the clothes of the first day and place the clothes of today in the sunshine. If it is not possible to place them in the sunshine, he can also place them in any appropriate place. He should do it daily, اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە, he will feel great relief. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 40; summarised)
For infected eczema
One who suffers from infected eczema should leave his body unwashed for a while after applying soap because the different chemicals existing in the soap kill the germs of itching.
Halva (sweetmeat) for curing itch
Grind finely 250 grams aniseed and coriander seeds and add half kg sugar in 750 grams pure Ghee. Mix them and preserve it. Eat 25 grams daily in the morning and evening. You will find it as an effective cure for itching.
Normal water and honey
Mix 2 Tola pure honey in the normal water and drink it daily on an empty stomach in the morning; if one is fasting then he should drink it at the time of Iftar. اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە, he will get rid of itching. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 40; summarised)
Treatment for itching by beetroot
Cut beetroot thinly and boil it in water. When it becomes cold, apply it on the affected area of infected eczema and on the wound caused by itching. It will be beneficial, اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە.
Use every medicine after consulting your physician (doctor or Hakeem). Medically, this article has been checked by Dr. Muhammad Kamran Ishaq Attari and Hakeem Jameel Ahmad Nizami, of Majlis Tibbi ‘Ilaj (Dawat-e-Islami).