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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Anti Itch Cream (Definition)

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 ...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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I have had extreme itching all over my body with no rash at all just scratch marks. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream and doesn't help ?

I have had extreme itching all over my body with no rash at all just scratch marks. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream and doesn't help ?

Pruritis: See your primary care physician for labwork and exam. There are conditions such as liver problems that can cause itching without a rash. Try claritin and zantac (ranitidine) together, if not allergic and no contraindications. See your doctor soon. It must be miserable. Try and stop the itch-scatch cycle by trimming fingernails and wearing socks or gloves at night. ...Read more

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How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

Try moisturizer: The itching may be from dry skin and i would suggest that you apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing on a regular basis. If they get worse or not responding to moisturizer, see doctor . Gold Bond anti-itch may be helpful in controlling the itching. ...Read more

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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: Small children have thinner skin, and are more sensitive to the effects of topical preparations. ...Read more

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How can I make an anti-itch cream at home?

Crisco: Get cortisone powder and mix with crisco shortening this study was done in gainsville fl. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make anti-itch cream at home?

Unaware of any: There may be some homeopathic remedies. I use over the counter cream and it works! ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

Prescription: Scabies is not treatable with over the counter products as opposed to head lice. Elimite (permethrin) is the most often used scabicide .It is effective and safe. Even after adequate treatment itching can persist for several days and may need a topical or internal sterojd to resolve the post scabies itching. ...Read more

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Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more