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Anti Itch Cream (Overview)

There are a variety of anti-itch creams and lotions available over-the-counter. Some include hydrocortisone as an active ingredient. Some others are simple shake lotions, such as Calamine.


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What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eruptions and make you worse. ...Read more

Anti Itch Cream (Overview)

There are a variety of anti-itch creams and lotions available over-the-counter. Some include hydrocortisone as an active ingredient. Some others are simple shake lotions, such as Calamine.


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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a Dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Is it safe to use anti-itch cream on my child?

Is it safe to use anti-itch cream on my child?

Yes: Most anti-itch creams are safe in children; always read the package warning for age appropriate use. Some anti-itch preparations contain "caine" anesthetics, which may be unsafe - so again always read the package warnings. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my groin area it don't itch or burn do I have anything i used anti itch cream

I have a rash on my groin area it don't itch or burn do I have anything i used anti itch cream

Tinea cruris: Fungus which started on 1 or both feet. Often coming down inner thigh more on 1 side. Usually there is little or no itch. Try otc Miconazole or clotrimazole. . This is safe , cheap, & very effective. Use around genital area and feet 2x a day for 2 weeks. Be prepared to use again. Apply between toes + entire sole of foot. See derm. If this fails. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

Yeast Infection: You must be reacting to the anti-itch cream. The vagina as you know is very sensitive to things. In the future use antihistamine pills for itching and leave the anti-itch creams for your skin or the garbage can. ...Read more

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Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc i used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc i used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. > ...Read more

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Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

You can, but...: ...Whether it works will depend on the cause. If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more