She later tried it on her baby's diaper rash, and it worked great! And it's much cheaper, faster, and more effective than ointments. She told her pediatrician about it and he said that he did that with his kids too. He said that if they have really bad irritations to dab on the Maalox and let them air dry.
By Jackie from GA
By Pam from Los Angeles, CA
I have one ankle that is very dry and itchy all the time. I have tried Sorbelene cream and it make my ankles itch and burn. I also tried quartozone creams and it keeps coming back. I have tried paw paw ointment and that makes it burn and itch, and a number of other types of creams that I have at home. If someone has a suggestion I would love to hear it as it wakes me up at night when it seems to be worse. thanks
By Helen from Thirlmere, NSW
Thanks to all I am going to try these.
I just moved to a house that has well water and I have become extremely itchy. I have not changed laundry detergents or body wash or shampoo. I have always had city water and have never had this problem before. I thought it might be fleas, but I sprayed. I have used benadryl and a medicated ointment for itchiness and nothing helps. I am about to go insane. I have no clue what could be making me itch. I am starting to think I might be allergic to well water, lol. That sounds pathetic I know. Please help.
I am wondering if the water you have is very hard, and that it is dry skin that is making you itch, rather than an allergic reaction. If medications such as benadryl do not help, I suspect it is not an allergic reaction. You should have your water tested; I believe this is done by public health.
On the other hand, it might not have anything at all to do with the water. It might be something like scabies. This is a very common thing, and you might have no idea where you came in contact with it. I had this experience myself. Perhaps your next move is to see a doctor.
My husband suffers from severely itchy skin. I've tried expensive soaps and sprays, but they haven't worked. Any other ideas? Thank you!
Kris from Randolph, MA
If you itch like I did you will understand that "Desperate times calls for desperate measures!" OK now don't jump all over me on this but I had an incredibly itchy spot on my right bicep maybe the size of the palm of your hand. I've had this for 20 years, tried everything with no luck.
One sleepless night I dipped a paper towel in Muriatic acid, dabbed it on the spot then flushed with fresh water.
The itch stopped very soon after and I slept well that night. 3-4 days later it was itching slightly below my trouble spot and I did it again. Haven't thought about my itch in a number of days now.
Be careful! When you read the label on Muriatic acid you will find there is no reason on earth to put it on your skin, just passing on what worked for me. By the way, the fumes are terrible, do it outside with the garden hose on, ready to flush the spot. I'm no Dr. and it's just a guess that I had a fungal environment that just can't handle muriatic acid.
*Editor's note: Muriatic acid is a corrosive liquid used for cleaning and etching stone, brick, concrete and not designed for use on flesh. Please consult your doctor.
The editor is right don't ever let me catch you putting this on your skin! - BTW Muriatic is also used in pools, that is why we have some on hand.
So now that I'm all cocky with my latest win over the "never ending itch" ... what else is there?
I've had something like athletes' foot between 2-3 toes for more than 30 years. It's never been a totally rampant condition but maintains a hold on these toes and won't quite go away.
This Muriatic business got me thinking and being the risk taking type - yup you guessed it, a couple doses of M.A. and the pinky redness that has lived between these toes have disappeared. No more flaky skin, no more slight itch (was never that bad). The space between toes is now normal almost one week after applying.
What is good for itchy skin, especially on back and feet?
By Rosie from Canada
I use St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Wash often. It really helps me. St. Ives also has the body lotion to go along with the body wash. Some other products that can help and depending on the severity are posted in the picture below. Now, if it is really serious and over the counter products don't work then I would suggest seeing a dermatologist.