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How To Relieve Itching Skin

Written by: Ida Fanelli, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Executive Contributor Ida Fanelli

The skin has six primary duties: protection, absorption, excretion, secretion, temperature regulation and touch sensation. It is our defence mechanism against toxins, radiation and harmful pollutants. The skin contains cells that provide immune functions to protect against infections.

Young woman suffering from itching on her skin

Toxic body

Early in my career, a client came to me with concerns regarding her body being very itchy (Pruritis) after she bathed. She needed to stand for an hour after shaving before putting her clothes on again. She needed to stand for an hour after shaving before putting her clothes on again. She couldn't go swimming. Her doctor couldn't help her with the issue. I contacted Zanqara, my skincare provider. They instructed me to get her to use the "Try Me "cream, a versatile face and body cream that heals free radicle damage. She purchased it and found that her itchy issue disappeared. She used it for a year.

I reconnected with Zanqara, and they informed me to get her to see a Naturopath ND. The naturopath gave her products to detox her body. After that, her problem resolved itself. She no longer needed the "Try Me" cream. She began to go swimming and had no more issues with the water making her itchy.


Another client of mine had issues with dermatitis on her face. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious and doesn't spread. Atopic dermatitis causes highly itchy skin, and continued scratching leads to further redness, swelling, cracking, "weeping" clear fluid, crusting, and scaling. I was waxing her face at the time. She was using "Fusiderm" Ointment on her face. I recommended that she dilute the “Blemex” liquid with water and apply the "Try Me" cream afterwards. She found the itchiness disappeared immediately. She used the combination of “Blemex” liquid and Try Me cream for over 25 years until she passed away. She preferred it to the "Fusiderm". “Blemex” is a versatile product we sell for acne. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral qualities for other infections. Acne results from hormones causing excess oil, adhering to dead skin cells and clogging pores, creating an infection under the skin.

In 1993, I had discoloration on my back. (possibly tinea versicolor, a fungal infection). My skin wasn't itchy. I'm adding this to add another experience. My doctor recommended using Selsun Blue to kill the infection. (Selsun Blue contains Selenium sulphide, an anti-fungal medication. It treats dandruff, seborrhea, and tinea versicolor). It didn't work for me.

I had it for years. In 1994, I asked the Zanqara skincare line owner if she could help me with my back infection while training in my Dermatician course. She didn't think it was tinea versicolor. She referred to it by another name. I followed her instructions. I used the “Blemex” liquid and the “Blemex” cream on it. This treatment resolved the condition.

Allergic reaction

In July 2021, sand fleas attacked me. I couldn't sleep because I constantly itched from sand flea bites on my lower arms and legs. The next day, the sand flea bites had developed a red halo. I was worried about cellulitis. A couple of days later, there was swelling, and the skin became rough on the areas where they bite. It felt scorched. A week later, I went to a doctor. He prescribed an antibiotic for me. I returned a few days later to see the blood testing results, and he ensured that I had an allergic reaction and recommended that I take prednisone. Sand fleas have an enzyme in their saliva that causes an allergic reaction. Histamine is produced in the cells and causes an allergic. Antihistamines are also options for sand flea bites. I avoid these types of things because of their side effects. The pain had decreased. So, I never used prednisone.

Prednisone is a Corticosteroid. It reduces your immune system, decreases inflammation, and thins the skin. It also replaces cortisol; the short-term use of prednisone causes reversible skin atrophy. Long-term use results in stretch marks, which cause permanent damage to the skin.

One of the functions of the skin is to release toxins. That itchy feeling you're getting is the body trying to eliminate toxins from the cells. So that's why my symptoms subsided after a while because my body was doing its job. I did try some natural remedies, but unfortunately, that didn't help.

I received my Red/NIR LED Light approximately ten days after the start of my allergic reactions. It helped eliminate the itchiness immediately after one use because it hastened the cells rebuilding themselves and reduced inflammation. I continued to use it to speed up the healing of the Sand flea bites.

Insect bites

My husband is a beekeeper, so I have had my share of unwanted beestings and mosquito bites. Occasionally, I've used my ionic foot detox machine to eliminate itchiness when convenient. It stops the itch of mosquito bites and bee stings by osmosis.

Neutralizing the Ph of the sting is also effective. Suppose you get bitten by a bee or mosquito sting, which both have formic acid. You would use a five percent baking soda and water solution or paste to help neutralize it. The bee sting has an acidic pH of 5 to 5.5. The wasp sting has acetylcholine. It has a pH close to that of water. Its pH is 6.8 to 6.9, which is alkaline. Vinegar or apple cider vinegar combats a wasp sting. There is also a possibility that the bite brought an infection with it. You can use aloe vera, witch hazel, garlic, tea tree oil, oregano oil, thyme oil, or “Blemex” liquid or cream to fight the infection. All these things have antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.

I've given you four experiences with the body being itchy. One is an infection, another is toxicity in the body, an allergic reaction and insect bites. I am a holistic aesthetician. I look for ways to help issues without drugs. It's only sometimes possible. I hope I’ve demonstrated to you that there is more than one way to handle itchiness.

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Ida Fanelli Brainz Magazine

Ida Fanelli, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Ida is a certified aesthetician (graduate of Marvel School of Beauty), offering home-based services since 1994. Ida provides various holistic services; she graduated from Zanqara’s Holistica Skin Care’s Dermatician course in 1994, which required her to understand homeopathic remedies. Ida has been a certified reflexologist since 1993 (graduate of D’Arcy Lane Institute). She has also been practicing Healing Energy since 1998 and has added the Ion Cleanse Foot Detox to her therapies. In 2012, Ida became a certified Sharplight Laser (IPL) Technician. She enjoys learning new techniques which can benefit her clients. In 2019, she received certification from the Center for Pain and Stress Research (CPSR.) She can now speed up the healing of scars and help with pain caused by surgical scars to her list of specialties.





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