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Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream, 1% Hydrocortisone, Maximum Strength, 1 Ounce (Pack of 2)
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2012
Size Name: Pack of 1
If you're itchin' real bad, this is what you want. I came home from working in an Asian orpnanage unknowingly bringing scabies back with me as a reminder. This is the best at stopping you from tearing your skin apart. Slight tingling and cooling brings sweet relief.

The only problem is that it has this really terrible mentholy smell that makes you want to throw up. Trust me though- it's worth it. I now keep it in the medicine cabinet at all times.

As someone who has dealt with the worst itches out there, here's some more tips:
Try taking a warm- not hot- bath. Even better, make an anti itch bath by putting 3 black tea bags and a quarter cup oatmeal in cheese cloth and tie it hanging below the faucet as the water runs.
To moisturize itchy skin and help with the healing process as well as helping to prevent scarring, use coconut oil as an allover moisturizer and the anti-itch lotion only where you're itching
If your itching is worst at night and falling asleep is impossible, sometimes taking a Tylenol PM is the best solution around. Don't forget to wear gloves to bed to keep you from clawing during sleep.

Best of luck with the scratching!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2007
my son suffers from eczema and unfortunately has this irrestible urge to itch...his skin had become as rough as leather and we didnt know what to do- our doctor had recommended using hydrocortisone to help the itching, but we were avoiding it because of steroids and my baby was only 2 months old then! so eventually with his skin condition worsening- him not sleeping and crying all the time, we decided to give it a shot-i bought the aveeno version of it and his skin transformed overnight to babies skin...i ran out of it and used plain hydrocortisone cream- his skin went back to being rough again- i then ordered more of the aveeno version and his skin is back to being like how it was when he was born! it is just fabulous! it is so worth the extra dollars.....its a life saver! my son is happier now and his skin is just gorgeous!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2008
I have used this product for approximately 3 days, and it has reversed about 6 months of eczema flare-up. I have used other cortisone creams of the same strength, but something in them will eventually be as irritating as no cream at all.

For me this product is worth it, at twice the price.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2012
Size Name: Pack of 2
This cream is great, I had a type of heat rash on the inside of my thighs for months that would not go away even though I was using Cortizone 10 Maximum Strength on it daily, which actually made it worse! I was losing sleep and was completely miserable because it was very uncomfortable to walk for extended periods of time.

After a couple of weeks I decided to try a different cream and Aveeno was much, much better on it. The relief was almost instant and it lasts for hours, the cream is odorless, non greasy and absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn't rub on to parts of the body you don't want it to.

Following this up with Lubriderm Advanced Therapy lotion the rash which I'd had for months was cleared up in days, it was such a relief to finally find something that worked as advertised. Highly recommend it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2011
Size Name: Pack of 1
My Fiance has had Skeeters Syndrome since she was a child. Aveeno's anti itch creams is the only thing that works for her itch(IE mosquito's, fleas, chiggers,etc.) Even over "Experts" prescriptions. These prices are a STEAL!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2008
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This cream was good. I applied this cream for twice a day and it works well. This cream was highly recommand for everyone. I was satisfied.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2014
Size Name: Pack of 2
Hydrocortisone, a topical steroid, does absolutely nothing to cure eczema. It only masks the symptoms while messing with the body’s system that makes cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that helps regulate metabolism, blood sugar, and the immune system. Not for all, but for many topical steroid users, the “cure” eventually becomes the cause, and the “steroid induced eczema” can get out of control. At that point the only solution is to quit steroids completely. The resulting topical steroid withdrawal is a living nightmare, as I know firsthand. Visit ITSAN dot org or search topical steroid withdrawal or Red Skin Syndrome and read some of the testimonies of those going through the living nightmare of TSW, including parents of very young children. It all starts with products like this.

The National Eczema Association states "Topical hydrocortisone products should not be used on anyone under the age of 2."

"Addiction to (Topical) Steroids is a serious problem which reaches tragic proportions in some cases. It is more common than realized, sly and seductive and will be prevented only when the physician becomes as impressed with the capacity of the steroids to do harm as they are with their power to suppress, not cure, virtually any inflammatory disorder." - Dr. Albert M. Kligman M.D. Ph.D. and Dr. Peter J. Frosch M.D., International Society of Topical Dermatology Journal, 1979
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2013
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I have bouts with eczema, and the over-the-counter product I'd had success with in the past was discontinued. After researching the ingredients, the Aveeno Anti-itch concentrate was the closest thing I could find. It helps to calm the itch and soothe the skin...which aids in healing. Not all Aveeno products have the same ingredients, and the main ingredient I looked for was Pramoxine HCI, and that's in this particular lotion. I use this along with a mixture of glycerine and aloe, and it works great for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2000
Size Name: Pack of 1
This product worked well for me. It moisturized as well as controlled my itches. The one thing I didn't like about the lotion was the odor. It's too strong and smell too medicinal.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2000
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This product wasn't my favorite for controlling itches. While it stopped the itching, the consistency of the product left a chalky appearance on my skin and didn't rub in very well. I probably wouldn't recommend this to friends or family, and probably wouldn't purchase again unless its consistency was changed. It's too much like calamine lotion.
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