Plants And Other Things That Cause Itching Or Burning Of The Skin

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Nettles, stinging trees, sumac, poison ivy, and many other plants may cause blisters, burns, or hives with itching when they touch the skin. Juices or hairs of certain caterpillars and other insects produce similar reactions.

In allergic persons, rashes or weeping sore patches may be caused by certain things that touch or are put on the skin. Rubber shoes, watch bands, ear drops, and other medicines, face creams, perfumes, or soaps may cause such problems.

Treatment

All this irritations and itches go away by themselves when the thing that cause them no longer touch the skin. A paste of Oat meal and water helps calm the itching. In severe cases, you can use a cream that contains cortisone or a cortico – steroid.

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