September/October 2009 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 22 Number 5
Anti-Itch Creams and Their Uses
By Frank Hubbell, DO
There seems to be an infinite variety of over-the-counter (OTC) ointments, lotions, lubricants, and creams for the skin. Most of these are for cosmetic purposes or to make dry skin moist or wet skin dry. However, there are a few that do have value and application in wilderness medicine.
In the last issue of the WMN we discussed Antibiotic Ointments, Iodine, and Bactroban Cream – July/August 2009, in this issue we will look at anti-itch creams.
All of the medications reviewed in this article are commonly available OTC medications.