Itch Scratch then itch again

@raydene (9875)
United States
February 21, 2010 10:20am CST
Hi All Have you noticed that when you are itchy all you can think about od scratching that itch... But the relief doen't last does it? What do you do for itchiness? xoxoxoxoxo
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7 responses
@cloud31 (5811)
21 Feb 10
You made me non stop laughing in your words with this!Lol.Well try to used antibacterial soap to wash that itch and pat dry the part you feel itchy put a PRUDERM cream it can help you sooth and even stop itchiness,wewwww! Repeat application at least twice a day and remember not to scratch as your nail may the cause of itchiness,remember to wash your hand before putting cream. Hope it can sooth a bit of your itch.Lol..Happy Lotting!
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I put a cream to it. Nizoral is my brand. I don't like itchiness, it waste my time much more when I am at work and encoding something. And when you scratch the part that is itchy it can bruise and be a wounds. It extract blood. I don't like to have a wounds, that is why I put a lotion or cream urgently to minimize the scratching. I really hate scratching.
@littleowl (7157)
21 Feb 10
Hi Raydene, I do suffer with very sensitive skin which does react to water! So the Dr has now given me an oil that I use in the bath which actually washes and stops the itching, also I have a water based cream to put on after a bath it also removes makeup cleans your skin etc etc, that has stopped all my itching. The only time I may start itching again is if having too many baths without the oil the Dr prescribed for me...LoLo
@GardenGerty (96657)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Feb 10
First of all, make sure you are taking warm not hot baths and showers. For just a spot here or there, I will put hand sanitizer on the itch, or I will use a menthol and salicilate cream like some of those muscle rubs. The cold from the menthol helps.It distracts you from the itch. Make sure you are drinking enough water, and eat healthy oils to moisturize from the inside. If you take baths you can make a bath salts that soothes and moisturizes. One cup Epsom Salts plus one Tablespoon of glycerin, stir it up until the glycerin is all the way through the Epsom salts. If you want it scented use a few drops of an essential oil. I like lavender and tea tree oils together. I like unscented moisturizer products that soak in quickly and do not feel greasy. I hope you get that itch soothed soon. Scratching just seems to make it itch more.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
21 Feb 10
I use Aloe Vera Gel when my skin gets itchy. Due to hormon problems my skin gets extremely dry and starts to itch at certain days of the months. The gel doesn´t smell very nice as there´s no perfum added and the product is supposed to be 99% pure Aloe Vera Barbadensis. I believe that this is true because the stuff really smells like the plant itself (not very nice in my opinion, lol). The relief of the itching due to skin irritation is almost immediate, but has to applied 2 o 3 times a day. XXX Dana
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Lotion up. I've read that putting salt in your bathwater ( I don't remember right off hand but I think 2 cups?) can help with itchiness.
@jugsjugs (13045)
21 Feb 10
Well i have a skin condition called psoriasis that can irritate alot of the time and there has been times where i have scratched myself to bleeding point and then the irritation stops and instead you get a sore place.I do not know which is worse the itch or the stinging when you can not scratch anymore.