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Allergies and Itchy Skin: Take Action

Throughout the year, especially during the spring and summer months, you may find that allergies are affecting the way you live. For instance, skin allergies can result in itching, redness, burning and more.

If itchy skin caused by seasonal allergies is making it difficult to enjoy life, here are some home remedies to consider:

•    Avoid the outdoors on high-risk days: When allergens are high, do your best to stay indoors where you can control your environment. Not only can you keep allergens out, but you also have full control over the temperature.

•    Take a cool bath: When your skin is crawling, a cool bath can go a long way in bringing you relief. Five to ten minutes is all that it takes.

•    Leave the tight clothes behind: Even if it’s your favorite shirt, leave it in your closet for now. Skin allergies and tight clothes don’t mix. Go baggy for the time being. You’ll be glad that you did.

It’s never fun to deal with itchy skin caused by seasonal allergies. In fact, it can be downright miserable at times. On the plus side, with the right treatment strategy, you can keep your discomfort to a minimum.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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