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Anyone know any reasons or cures for itchiness? I am not sure why I get itchy sometimes, but it usually comes at night before bed...

 

I think it might be diet related bc 

1. I do not use harsh chemicals in my home, laundry, or body care.

2. I tend to eat fairly well, but have become sensitive to a lot of foods lately

 

Anyways... I think it might be because I don't shave much and when I do it itches for weeks for the hair to grow back? Or because I am having a candida die off from eating junk, then eating better?

 

Whatever the reason, I was looking for a remedy for when it comes and goes. Any help?

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If it is yeast, you can use plain yogurt topically on your labia and surrounding areas for some relief and take probiotics. If you are pretty sure it's not, the best thing I have found for transient itchiness is the Earth Mama Angel Baby bottom balm. I put a little on at night and it helps tremendously - I have issues all the time so I have tried many things and been misdiagnosed soooooo many times!! Wild yam cream can help, too. I used this for a long time but ran out and discovered the EMAB stuff works just as well.

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well I should have specified that the itchiness is more on my legs and body. Will that EMAB work on my body? Can you get it at wholefoods?
 

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If it is yeast, you can use plain yogurt topically on your labia and surrounding areas for some relief and take probiotics. If you are pretty sure it's not, the best thing I have found for transient itchiness is the Earth Mama Angel Baby bottom balm. I put a little on at night and it helps tremendously - I have issues all the time so I have tried many things and been misdiagnosed soooooo many times!! Wild yam cream can help, too. I used this for a long time but ran out and discovered the EMAB stuff works just as well.

Good luck!


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I like to use unrefined shea butter.  You might be able to get it at whole foods but it would probably be a lot more expensive than if you were to get it online :)

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For the body, I use pure almond oil. I am sure you could get that at Whole Foods!

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thanks ladies I will give those a try!

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I also wanted to mention, if you think it might be yeast related, coconut oil is good for yeast and I could see it being soothing for your skin.

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I also wanted to mention, if you think it might be yeast related, coconut oil is good for yeast and I could see it being soothing for your skin.



Oh I did not know that, very interesting! 

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