Itching is a very annoying and unpleasant problem. It can occur due to various reasons like allergic reaction, skin infection, insect bites, sunburn, poison ivy and extremely dry skin, a reaction to chemical laden soaps, detergents and sometime reaction to some medication. Itchy skin problems can range from mild irritation to most damaging and sleep depriving mess. An itch is actually the body’s built-in defense mechanism that alerts our body against irritants. But an itch is something hard to resist. We respond to it by scratching the affected part. But the more we scratch, the more it gets irritated. While scratching can give momentary relief, it can lead to skin infections and injuries and it can rapidly spread to the other parts of the body and cause a lot of discomfort. Scratching is not the solution. There are excellent remedies available right in your kitchen cupboards, which you can use to get instant relief from the most agonizing problem of itching.