Home remedies may relieve itching.
If any of these home remedies make the itching worse, stop
You may be able
to prevent itching from getting worse.
Don't scratch. Scratching leads to more
itching and may cause a skin infection to develop. Cut nails short or wear cotton gloves at night
to prevent scratching. Put mittens or cotton socks on the hands of babies and
young children to prevent scratching.
treatment doesn't relieve the itching, you may want to try taking an
December 20, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
© 2010 Hill Physicians
Medical Group, Inc.; PO Box
5080; San Ramon, CA