Itch relief

What causes itchy skin?

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Your skin can itch for a number of reasons. The most common causes, however, are insect bites and stings, sun exposure, allergic reactions, dry skin, skin conditions and skin irritations. But even if the irritation is minor, itchy skin can be a major pain—especially since scratching is the natural response to an itch, and excessive scratching can make things worse.

Travel kit and first aid supplies

Be prepared for your summer adventures! Whether you’re off camping, hiking or on a one-day trip, a travel health kit is important.

Your travel kit should always include sunscreen, insect repellant and hand sanitizer.

For your first-aid supplies, make sure to carry basic first-aid items such as bandage, antiseptic and itch-relief cream or lotion. Known as the quick fix for almost every itch, Gold Bond Medicated Anti-Itch Cream is an essential part of every first aid-kit and your summer packing list! It’s the ideal product to relieve targeted itching due to minor skin irritations, insect bites and minor cuts allowing you to continue with your summer fun!

Useful tips*

Prevent and treat bug bites

Using insect repellent is important to protect against bug bites. If you’re going to be out at night or spending time in a wooded area, cover exposed skin as much as possible.

Sometimes, despite prevention, bug bites still happen.

First, check the sting area for a small, dark object like a splinter. Remove the stinger as quickly as you can to help reduce the severity of the sting. Wash the sting area with soap and water or use alcohol wipes and apply an Anti-Itch Relief Lotion.

Remember, don’t scratch! It only prolongs the reaction and the itch.

Sun Protection

Sunscreen can protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen whenever you are outdoors, and reapply it frequently during the day.   

Itchy Skin Prevention

Stop an itch before you scratch! Use these tips to find itch relief instead of using your fingernails.

Keep your scratches clean to lower irritation and infection risk. Apply cold compresses to the affected area to help soothe your itchy skin and prevent scratching. Do this between five to ten minutes or until the itch subsides.

Loose-fitting cotton clothing is the best option when your skin is feeling itchy or irritated. Rough fabrics may further irrate your skin. 

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Anti-Itch Lotion

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Fast acting pain and itch relief. 

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Anti-Itch Cream

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Fast acting targeted pain and itch relief.

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*Consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your skin concerns or treatment.