To soothe itchy, painful skin rash, you may want to try:
- Cold compresses—can be applied to the rash for five minutes at a time, several times a day
- Compresses soaked in Burrow’s solution—can be applied to the rash for five minutes at a time, several times a day
- Oatmeal baths—can improve itching
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Last reviewed September 2012 by Peter Lucas, MD
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