One of the most common and bothersome sensations
is an itch on any part of our body.
Itch gives us the desire to scratch that body part
to relieve us of that unwished-for sensation.
Every time we feel an itchy part of our bodies,
we right away scratch it to feel some relief.
We don't want to be annoyed every time.
Scratching is automatically done without thinking it through,
and it causes the itchy part to be relieved.
Insect bites like from mosquitoes cause itchiness,
while at times it is being caused
by vanity like when we apply lotion
and other products that bring some irritation and thus the itch.
But every time we scratch our skin,
we notice that we opened the pores
because of the friction involved while scratching,
and making it inviting to a lot of germs to enter the open pores.
But we can't help scratching it,
and there's no way to avoid.
If we have to scratch that itch because it will bring some relief,
and there's no way to avoid doing it, is there a right way to scratch?
I say yes there is.
Years and years back I tried this very simple
yet effective way of doing the scratching.
I don't know how or where I learned it.
It just came to my mind.
And I don't remember reading it somewhere
or had somebody told it to me.
The way I did it was to simply put some antifungal/antibacterial
or germicidal ointment in the fingers
right before scratching that itchy part of the body.
The moment I scratched it,
the ointment made the instant contact with the skin
and protected the pore from the entry of germs.
And it worked!
Most of us just scratch the itchy part right away
before rubbing some ointment.
But that should not be the case if we want real relief.
The moment we feel the itchy sensation,
we have to grab the ointment
and put a generous amount in our fingers then scratch right away.
Believe me, it's effective that way.
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