Foot Itching Superstition: Right & Left & in Male & Female Good or Bad Luck?

I am right now having an itch in my right foot. I wonder why? Need to know about Foot itching superstition? Good luck or bad luck for males and females? Let us, deep dive.

Then you are at the right place!
Let’s dive into it and see why is your and my right or left foot itching?

foot itching superstition right and left and in male and female

Do you have an itch in your right foot or left? Or maybe an itch for knowledge?

My Experience About Foot Itching Superstition

foot itching experience

Sitting in a hospital chair I was constantly trying to avoid itching in my left leg. But to no avail.

A woman sitting beside me was giving a sympathetic look in my direction. I wondered why but then thought that maybe she was able to relate to my itching sensation.

But when I got up to get myself a cup of coffee, she followed me and took a cup of coffee for herself. And again started giving me a sympathetic look.

I smiled, still not being sure about her sympathy. She then came near me, took hold of my hand, and advised me to be strong no matter what. And she was there if I needed anything she was there right beside me. I started looking at her weirdly. On understanding my confusion, she explained that itching in my left foot meant that something bad was supposed to happen.

 She placed her hand on my shoulder and said softly that my left foot was itching, that too in a hospital. A bad thing, a bad report, or bad news would come my way.

Me being me, again got curious and decided to research it.

Right Foot Itching

The right part of our body is always given more importance and associated with positivity than the left side of our body. It is also believed that itching in the right foot signifies a journey where you will be welcomed with happiness. Also, you will achieve something good from this journey.

In many cultures, it is believed that you should always put your right foot forward as an attribute of happiness and success. Even new brides in many countries always put their right foot forward for good and happy beginnings.

Biblical Meaning

Christians and Jews believe that itching in the right foot means a desire to move from your former place to a new place.

 It might also signify you being upset or unhappy with your present place. It may even signify a journey without a particular destination in mind.

In India And Other Asian Countries

Indians, generally regard itching in the right part of our body as auspicious. Therefore itching in the right foot is also seen as positive. Itching in the right foot means the commencement of a new journey that will bear a fruitful outcome.

Turkish Meaning

The people of Turkey believe that itching in the right foot before the start of any journey is thought to bring good luck. It is also believed that an itchy right foot before any business venture or an exam is a sign of success in it.

Psychological Meaning

Itching on the right side of the body means the flow of positive energy in our body. Therefore itching in the right side of our body means something positive, or the flow of positive thoughts in our body.

Right Foot Itching In Males Superstition

right foot itching in males superstition

Right foot itching in males signifies something positive. So cheers to all the males who are right now having a right foot itching.

Right Foot Itching In Females Superstition

Right foot itching in females is seen as something negative. So beware ladies!

Left Foot Itching In Males Superstition

Itching in the left foot for men is considered to be a sign of bad luck for them. So beware gentlemen!

Left Foot Itching In Females Superstition

Itching in the left foot is taken as a good luck sign for females. So cheers ladies.

Let’s discuss left foot itching in detail below.

Left Foot Itching

Itching in the left foot means an ill omen in some cultures. Some cultures also believe that you will start a journey where you will be welcomed with sorrow and pain.

In India and Other Asian Countries

The left side of our body is considered to be less auspicious than our right, therefore itching in the left foot is taken as a sign of bad luck in any upcoming journey. It also means that your upcoming trip may be cancelled.

Turkish Meaning

Many people in Turkey see itching in the left foot as a sign of an ill omen. Or a journey going the wrong way.

Psychological Meaning

People generally associate the right side of the body as more positive. Therefore the left side of our body is thought to be a little bit on the bad side.

 In earlier times, left-handed people were thought to have the devil’s hand. Even now the left side of our body is thought to be the devil’s side since the bad angel or devil sits on our left shoulder. 

Therefore people generally associate itching in the left foot as a sign of bad luck and ill omen in many cultures and countries around the world.

What is Pruritus?

Pruritus is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation that creates an urge to scratch that can involve any part of the body.

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Medical Conditions

medical conditions

Is your itching not going away? Trust me prolonged foot itching doesn’t mean prolonged good luck but maybe a medical condition. Let’s dive into it together.

According to Healthline, itchy feet can be caused due to moisture, dry environment, or irritants.

If the itching in your foot continues then you can very well have an infection or an allergy.

Home Remedies

You can try these below mentioned home remedies for your itching foot:

  1. Apply a wet cloth or ice pack.
  2. Using a moisturizer.
  3. Avoid skin products that might be irritating your skin.
  4. Avoid soles of fabrics that can irritate your skin further.

If the itching continues then please visit a doctor.

Should We Believe In Them?

The answer to this question is for you to decide. Like always look at the scientific or logical perspective behind superstitions. If you are convinced by the explanation then follow it if not then don’t.

FAQ’s: Itching In Foot Myths

Can I go on a journey because my right foot is itching?

You can go on a journey whenever you want and just because your right foot is itching.

Conclusion: Superstion Related To Foot Itching

So with this, I will close my article. 

And last but not the least, nothing bad happened with me at the hospital after my left foot was itching. And also I had gone to the hospital to interview a doctor so no chance of any bad news or a bad report!

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