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Avoid scratching

Avoid scratching itchy skin too much, no matter how tempting it may be. If you feel that skin is infected, avoid diagnosing yourself. Rather be safe and see your doctor. If your skin is infected, you could cause the infection to spread. Your doctor will also prescribe appropriate treatment.

Over the counter medicine

Sometimes over the counter medicines can help to offer some relief for itchy skin. Your pharmacist may offer a gel, lotion or cream to help cool and soothe itchy skin.