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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my skin itching until I can see a doctor?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Creams

Including Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams and steroid creams can help.
I would avoid using steroid creams on the face for more than a week or two.

In brief: Creams

Including Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams and steroid creams can help.
I would avoid using steroid creams on the face for more than a week or two.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: OTC antihistamines

Over-the-counter antihistamines are often effective at treating skin pruritus.
Cetirizine is probably the most effective of the otc antihistamines, although Loratadine and fexofenadine are also available. Gentle soaps and moisturizers might also help.

In brief: OTC antihistamines

Over-the-counter antihistamines are often effective at treating skin pruritus.
Cetirizine is probably the most effective of the otc antihistamines, although Loratadine and fexofenadine are also available. Gentle soaps and moisturizers might also help.
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Several options

Treatment depends to some extent on the cause of the itch.
Itching without a rash will usually respond to antihistamine medications that are used to treat allergies. If there is a rash, a mild Hydrocortisone cream may be helpful.

In brief: Several options

Treatment depends to some extent on the cause of the itch.
Itching without a rash will usually respond to antihistamine medications that are used to treat allergies. If there is a rash, a mild Hydrocortisone cream may be helpful.
Dr. Paul Williams
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