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   Posted 11/3/2012 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I've suffered from itchy skin condition (on and off) for over two years now, following an insect bite. The only med that has helped is Prednisolone, which is not a drug that I wish to take at all, let alone for long periods of time. I have discovered over the past few days, Ice Gel, which is used for sports sprains etc, BUT, the menthol in this product, together with the cooling agent, has been miraculous. The itch has gone completely and after 3 days, I am no longer needing to apply the gel. Also coming off of the Prednisolone without rash rec-occurring. I have recommended this product to two people with itch problems and they have also had great results.  A point of interest, I emailed the manufacturing company and asked if they had researched this use for the gel, and they have also found very good results during their research. Hope this helps s/o with itchy skin! Cheers, Wendy from Oz.
PS: Keep the gel in fridge for even better results and relief.

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   Posted 11/4/2012 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Wendy V.
Thanks for the tip.  :-)   A couple things that have worked for me - Aloe Vera gel also kept in the frig so it feels cool on the skin when applied and the one that saved me from scratching my skin off was tea tree oil.  Of course both of these product are topical.  I had a severe reaction to a drug and had broken out into a horrible rash all over my arms and legs - the tea tree oil is a bit stinky but it helped and that was my priority.
I am going to post a link to a site that sells the brand of tea tree oil I used - I am not promoting this product just posting for FYI.
Also remember I am not a Dr. so always check with your Dr. before using any product.
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   Posted 11/4/2012 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you know that bug bites and bee stings feel better after being rubbed with solid antiperspirant?
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   Posted 11/4/2012 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
And thanks for your tips also, but aloe and nil else worked on my very persistent itch! I believe that menthol is one of the most cooling/soothing antidotes for itches, but whatever works for you! Good to share the info isn't it.

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   Posted 9/6/2013 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah itchy rashes, Rapaid skin relief cream contains Aloe Vera, TTO and Vit e, and CAN be quite soothing for itchy skin. Unsure if it's available outside of Oz though.  My original rash has gone, but I now have a nasty rash on chest/neck...caused by me being stupid and scratching. Rapaid helped for awhile, but now irritates it!  Oh these rashes!  So annoying. If anyone has a miracle cure/treatment pls let me know!  Cheers, Wendy from Oz. 
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