Top Tips for Relieving Itchy Skin

Usually itchy skin only lasts a short amount of time and is caused by an irritating fabric or a bug bite. However, some people suffer from itchy skin that is caused by a skin condition like eczema, shingles, hives or psoriasis. In some cases, itchy skin could also be a sign of ringworm or scabies.

If your itch doesn’t go away with home remedies see a SMD dermatologist to find the cause and help find relief.

 

Here are our top tips which may help soothe an itch:

  1. Take an oatmeal bath.
  2. Moisturize the skin with a moisturizer free of fragrances, perfumes or additives
  3. Apply a wet, cold cloth or ice pack to the area with the itch for about five to ten minutes.
  4. Apply menthol or calamine to the area with the itch.

Avoid scratching, try and reduce stress (which can make your itch worse) and always bathe in lukewarm not hot water.

 

 

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