Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WFMW: Best Anti-Itch Cream

This time of year, no matter how careful I am, I have scores of bug bites on my ankles & calves. Last year they were from biting gnats, and this year they're more on the mosquito side. Whatever they are, they always itch like crazy, and lead me to scratching so much that it leaves scars.

I've tried various creams & ointments - Cort-Aid, Benadryl cream, Calamine lotion, and anything else that has claims to help with itching. Then I found this:
I have used Aveeno lotions for several years for my severe dry skin, especially in winter. When I found this at the grocery store, I just had to give it a try.

It works. Really well. And last longer than any of the other products I've tried.

I think it's the additional ingredients - aloe vera and oat kernel flour. Aloe and oats are known for their moisturizing and itch-relieving properties, so adding them on top of the hydrocortisone just makes for a better treatment for bug bites.

I have a tube of this in my nightstand, and the next time I go to the store I'm going to pick up another one for my purse. If bug bites are a problem at your house, you've got to give the Aveeno Hydrocortisone cream a try!

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Andie said...

I'm still recovering from a bout with poison ivy, and looking at a trip to North Dakota in a few weeks where the misquitoes are big enough to carry off a small child! I'll be looking for a tube of this stuff as soon as possible! Thanks for the great tip!


Bahama Shores Mama said...

I'm gonna have to pick some of this up next shopping trip. Thanks!

Jill said...

Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try

Bryce said...

I got bitten so many times last night I cant even count them so this was an amazingly timely post! thankyou!