... in the tub for treating skin problems. I have severe itching over most of my body (with scabs from scratching) and have tried various remedies such as Witch Hazel and Germoline to no avail.
Usually Epsom Salts for a bath soak is a cup or two(depending on how large your tub is) in a tub full of warm water. I'm not sure how much this will help with itching though. Have you tried oatmeal soaks? You can get an oatmeal soak ready made like Aveeno brand but you can also make your own by putting a couple of cups of oatmeal in a nylon panty hose leg or a sock and make it into a litlle bag by tying it closed with some string or yarn and swish that in your warm bath to soak. While you are in the tub carefully squeeze the water through the little bag of oatmeal allowing it to cloud the water. This helps SO much with itching! I did this for my kids when they had chickenpox and I've even used it on a dog that had terrible skin allergies and it worked really well. You can use the oatmeal soak 2-3 times a day if you need to. Just be sure to moisturize the skin to avoid dryness because it will make the itching worse if your skin gets too dry. Make sure your water is not too hot as that can take out a lot of oils from your skin too. I feel for you! Not much is more miserable than itching all over! Do you know what is causing the itching? Dry skin can cause itching as well as allergies and a whole host of other things. Getting to the bottom of what is causing the itching will help you find something to counteract the itch!
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