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What is it?
Many skin disorders cause itching. Chronic itching and scratching can be of some psychological problems. Some liver disorders that cause excess bile in the blood can also give rise to itching. Piles, threadworms, and anxiety can cause itching around the anus. In addition, lice and nits cause severe itching of the scalp.
Scratching, itching.
Conventional Practice:
If itching persist, a doctor may be able to diagnose and treat the cause. Hydrocortisone cream or ointment available without prescription may relieve symptoms. Antihistamine tablets may give some relief too. If anal itching is caused by threadworms, or scalp itching is caused by lice and nits, all members of the household should be treated.
Alternative Treatments:
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info

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