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
If the itching is severe and it interferes with sleep or other activities for more than 2 days, call your doctor to discuss your symptoms.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerEllen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofApril 13, 2017
Current as of:
April 13, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ellen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology
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