Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Home treatment might include:

  • Compresses. Wet, cool compresses may help reduce itching.
  • Antihistamines. Over-the-counter antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or loratadine (Claritin, Alavert, others) can help relieve itching.
  • Witch hazel. Soaking the affected areas in witch hazel may speed healing.
May 03, 2013