Posted 2/6/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -6)
Until you can get something stronger, try OTC cortisone ointment. And lots of moisturizing cream. The ointment should help the immediate itching and the cream will help keep it from drying out and cracking. Try not to scratch, try just putting pressure with your hand or fingers on the place that itches. Sometimes that will relieve the itching. Scratching really just makes it worse until you damage the skin, then you have the risk of infection.