Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

As much as you're tempted, don't scratch. In addition to a cream or medication to soothe swimmer's itch, it might help to:

  • Cover affected areas with a clean, wet washcloth
  • Soak in a bath sprinkled with Epsom salts, baking soda or oatmeal
  • Make a paste of baking soda and water, and then apply it to the affected areas
Feb. 18, 2014