Itchiness

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  1. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I don't think I've seen a thread on this topic before, so I thought I'd pose the question (perhaps I'll add a poll to it later?). I've recently been afflicted by bug bites on my legs, probably due to my continuing choice to eschew pants, and they are quite itchy. I am treating them with hydrocortisone or zinc oxide, and I'm finding the hydrocortisone to be more effective.

    What do you use for itchy or irritated skin?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    The hydrocortizone should be best. Just don't scratch!
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    You sure they're bug bites and not just eczema?
     
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  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed.
     
  6. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Benedryl cream is good too, until they stop itching and start healing, then some kind of antibiotic ointment.

    BTW, I give my son a garlic pill everyday. Bugs hate it! After about 6 weeks of taking it daily, mosquitoes and whatever else was biting him stopped.
     
  7. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Well i was prescribed/given Eurax which I found just irritated me more.

    I have eczema, but have learnt to just stop itching it really. Its the best thing you can do!

    But maybe if you are finding them a problem see a doctor and see if there is anything stronger that will help!
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Can I just eat egregious amounts of garlic? :D
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Another agree with this one. It's always done me wonders during the summer months.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    See! Garlic does chase away vampires! :D
     
  11. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Even better!

    See, that’s why I don't take it.;)
     

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