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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream make you drowsy?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream make you drowsy?

No it does not: No there is not enough absorption to make you drowsy unless used in very large body surface area. ...Read more

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Why does it burn when I add anti-itch cream to my vagina?

Why does it burn when I add anti-itch cream to my vagina?

Time for an exam: If you are itching and burning, then there is something wrong with the vagina. If the vaginal mucosa has become inflamed, then using over the counter anti itching medicine will probably not help and may cause burning. Call your doctor! ...Read more

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I have rashes on both side of my grion area it don't itch or burn do I have something I use anti itch cream

I have rashes on both side of my grion area it don't itch or burn do I have something I use anti itch cream

Maybe: Tough to say. Since you have tried over the counter meds to no avail, I would see a dr. For a clinical exam to get a proper diagnosis and see if you need a rx medication to treat the area. Good luck. ...Read more

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My penis is chapped and irritated from extensive sex, what can I use to relieve the irritation I've tried anti itch cream

My penis is chapped and irritated from extensive sex, what can I use to relieve the irritation I've tried anti itch cream

The: The first thing you can do is stop having sex for a week or so and give your penis a chance to heal! I would definitely say no to the anti-itch cream. Vaseline is wonderful at relieving the irritation and chaffing from this type of injury. Also a&d ointment (found in the baby aisle) will provide great relief and healing.
Lastly, I suggest you use a lubricant and/or lubricated condoms while having sex. A dry vagina, anus or condom can cause extensive chapping and irritation, and anything you can do to prevent that would be helpful.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a razor cut it's itchy and painful. How can I get rid of pain without pills and itchiness without anti-itch cream?

I have a razor cut it's itchy and painful. How can I get rid of pain without pills and itchiness without anti-itch cream?

OTC cream: Try an antibiotic cream (ie neosporin) that has Lidocaine added. The Lidocaine will help the itching and pain and it will prevent infection as well. Covering with a bandage will help you from scratching. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a good anti-itch cream for mosquito bites? What other methods should I use to treat mosquito bites that itch badly?

Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good anti itch cream. Other choice for mosquito bites which badly itch are anti-histamine oral tablets as well as hydrocotisone cream or in severe cases prednisone tablets. ...Read more

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Can you use calmine & pramoxine hci anti-itch cream for eczema in the vaginal?

No: Do not use any medication (whether prescribed or over the counter) in the vagina unless it is specifically stated that it is for that purpose. Please check with your health care provider for the right treatment. ...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 am a 25 yo male. My right nipple is itchy. I tried to apply anti itch cream. It doesn't help. I hate it when im at work all day and its itchy.

I am a 25 yo male. My right nipple is itchy. I tried to apply anti itch cream. It doesn't help. I hate it when im at work all day and its itchy.

Itchy nipple: Hard to say what it's from, but itchy and irritated nipples in guys can happen from the rubbing of fabric, especially if you work out a lot and get sweaty. If it doesn't look infected then I tell my patients to try a Hydrocortisone cream and use for a few days. If it's not improving with otc meds then I usually like my patients to come in and get seen to make sure we're not missing anything. ...Read more

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I have has a terrible itch around my vagina for several days now. An anti itch cream has not really helped. Would an antibiotic ointment be better?

I have has a terrible itch around my vagina for several days now. An anti itch cream has not really helped. Would an antibiotic ointment be better?

Yeast?: The main cause of vaginal area itching is yeast infection. Antibiotic ointment wouldn't help, might make it worse. Best get care to confirm diagnosis. But if not at risk for STDs and no open sores in the irritated area, maybe try an OTC vaginal yeast treatment. Choose any with "azole" active ingredient (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc); pharmacist can help. For sure see doc if no help after 2-3 days ...Read more

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I have itchy red hives on my hands, what is the best anti-itch cream to use?

I have itchy red hives on my hands, what is the best anti-itch cream to use?

Hives: I am not in favor of applying antihistamine creams directly on the skin but prefer that benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) be taken by mouth. What is causing the hives? If they continue to occur and you're unable to pinpoint the cause, see your physician or an allergist. ...Read more

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I have had extremely itch skin for 2 days with no rash just scratch marks. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream not helping?

I have had extremely itch skin for 2 days with no rash just scratch marks. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream not helping?

There are many cause: Of pruritus or itchy skin. Antihistamines need to be taken around the clock so try adding claritin D or allegra in am in addition to your benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical steroid. If not improving see doctor for work up. Only 50% of time do we find the actual cause of pruritus. Keep a diary of food and topical skin care (including any new detergents or cleansers). most common cause of itchy skin is dry skin ...Read more

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I have several mosquito bites. They itch non stop. They are hard red bumps with painful bruising. Anti itch cream doesn't help. What should I do?

I have several mosquito bites. They itch non stop. They are hard red bumps with painful bruising. Anti itch cream doesn't help. What should I do?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): There are over the counter medications that can help provide relief for insect bites. Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can certainly help, but can also cause drowsiness. Loratadine and cetirizine work similarly, but without the drowsiness. NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen can also help reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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What is better for a 1 year old calamine lotion or aveeno (oatmeal) anti itch cream. She has a rash/ hives that peak from time to time. How often is it ok to ap?

Avoid calamine: I find this too drying and often aggravates the process. Nothing you put on hives will affect their outcome, it is deep in the skin and triggered by some immune/allergic process. Aveeno (oatmeal) baths help with the itching and a long term antihistamine like zyrtec may help. ...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