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A 31-year-old member asked:

what is used to treat itchy skin?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Lubrication/see MD: It may be due to dry skin and moisturisation will work.But there are other causes of dry skin and you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the cause and treatment.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Itchy skin: Hypoallergenic moisturizers. Topical Hydrocortisone creams, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams, oral antihistamines.

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