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How to Treat Itchy Skin?

Medical Treatment:
Do the following things to treat itchy skin yourself:
  • Pat or tap the skin instead of scratching it
  • Hold something cool on the skin
  • Have cool or lukewarm baths or showers
  • Regularly use an unperfumed moisturizer
  • Maintain your nails clean, short and smooth
  • Wear loose-fitting cotton clothes
  • Do not wear tight wool clothes or synthetic fabrics
  • Have no long baths or showers (keep them for less than 20 minutes)
  • Do not use perfumed soaps, deodorants or moisturizers
  • Do not eat spicy foods or drink alcohol and caffeine
To visit a GP if your itchy skin:
  • is affecting your day-to-day life and lasts for longer than 2 weeks or keeps coming back
  • Is caused by a new rash, lump or swelling, and the itch is all over your body