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What's the alternative? Dee Atkinson of Napiers Herbalists gives the alternative solution.

Byline: Dee Atkinson

THIS is difficult to diagnose without more information, but possible causes include circulation problems or allergy.

Things that can trigger off allergy and itches can be sensitivity to soap, shower gels, washing powder and even certain materials such as nylon. Usually there would be some sort of rash involved.

Circulation problems, especially if there is slight fluid retention in the legs, can make the whole skin tight and itchy. To reduce the itch try drinking a combination of dandelion leaf, nettle and clivers. These herbs are available loose and can be made into a tea.

Dandelion is mildly diuretic, nettle has antihistamine actions and clivers supports the liver. If you need more help, have a herbal consultation to get to the root cause of this problem.

For more info visit www.napiers.net
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 11, 2006
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