Alyssa Carter: Pruritus
NAME: ALYSSA CARTER
OCCUPATION: Animal hospital volunteer
HEALTH ISSUE: Pruritus
SYMPTOMS: Despite moisturizing my skin daily, the texture of my skin has changed dramatically and has become very dry. Depending on the level of dryness, my arms will become very itchy throughout the day which leaves my skin cracked, red, and irritated.
HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS: I’ve been using fresh basil leaves to treat itchiness; they contain anti-itch compounds that quickly sooth the skin. Applying aloe vera gel to my problem areas has also helped to hydrate the dryer areas.
THE RESULTS: Although I do suffer from itchiness, these natural treatments help me to resist the urge to scratch my skin which reduces my risk of infection and skin damage