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Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch

Posted 31 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 – Itchy skin is a common problem, but there are several ways to find relief, a dermatologist says. "There are many reasons for itchy skin," Dr. Hassan Galadari said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "It could be the result of a skin condition, such as eczema, shingles, hives or psoriasis, or it could be a sign of a contagious disease, like scabies or ringworm." To relieve itchy skin, Galadari offers these tips: Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the itchy area for five to 10 minutes or until the itch subsides. Or take an oatmeal bath. Use skin moisturizers that contain no additives, fragrances or perfumes. Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine. Apply cooling agents such as menthol or calamine, or refrigerate your moisturizer to help achieve this cooling effect. Avoid scratching. It will irritate your skin and could lead to ... Read more

Related support groups: Skin Rash, Herpes Zoster, Psoriasis, Eczema, Scabies, Plaque Psoriasis, Calamine, Varicella-Zoster, Menthol, Pramoxine, Anusol, Calmoseptine, Biofreeze, Caladryl, Hydrocortisone/Pramoxine, Terocin, Caladryl Clear, Dendracin, Analpram-HC, Sarna

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

Posted 13 May 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 – Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports. Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils – such as tea tree oil – doubled, the center said. Even more alarming, four out of every five cases were in children. The oils, which are derived from plants and used in aromatic and homeopathic products, can cause harm when consumed. And children face a heightened risk from exposure, the experts said. "The rule of thumb in toxicology is 'the dose makes the poison,' so all essential oils are potentially harmful," said Dr. Justin Loden, a certified specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Tennessee Poison Center. "In children, poisoning typically occurs when they try to swallow the oil, but choke so that a little of it goes into the lungs, which causes ... Read more

Related support groups: Poisoning, Biofreeze, Tea Tree, Toxic Reactions Incl Drug and Substance Abuse, Camphor, Lavender, Sarna, Vicks VapoSteam, Tiger Balm, Clove, Blistex, Wintergreen, Vicks VapoRub, Tiger Balm Extra Strength, Camphor/capsicum/menthol, Tetramex, Vaporx Balm, FastFreeze, Camphor/Phenol, Camphor/menthol/methyl Salicylate

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