Home Care for Itching
Avoid long, hot showers and be sure to always moisturize with a thick moisturizer immediately after bathing. Avoid scratching to relieve the itch. Wear soft, breathable clothing. Use fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, mild products on your skin, including shampoos, soaps, laundry detergent, moisturizers, beauty products, etc. Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery has dermatologist-recommended products suitable for sensitive skin.
Different skin-soothing products are available over the counter which contain menthol, camphor and capsaicin. These may also help control itching when combined with other home-care remedies.
If home-care measures don’t help your itching, or if itching interferes with your daily routine, prevents you from sleeping or is accompanied by other symptoms, make an appointment to see your Advanced Dermatology dermatologist.