People Horrified by an Ingredient in Itch Relief Medicine


Itchy skin from outdoor allergies, mosquito bites, bee stings, poison ivy and poison oak can be nearly constant in the warmer months.

If you’re like most itch-prone people, you prepare for “itchy skin season” by purchasing whatever is on sale, probably store-brand hydrocortisone. This anti-itch treatment is dirt cheap, readily available, and it can provide some relief, depending on the cause of the itch.

But hydrocortisone has a dirty little secret – well, several shocking secrets – that should make you think twice before using it on your family’s itchy skin.

Many people don’t realize that hydrocortisone is a topical steroid, which we now know can have many drawbacks.

According to the Mayo Clinic, side-effects of topical hydrocortisone range from minor to potentially severe, including:

  • Thinning skin,
  • Blistering,
  • And, surprisingly, more itchy skin.

That kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? It should also make you think twice before using it on your family.

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Fortunately, there are many other non-prescription itch relief products available now, including some very effective steroid-free products. One brand combines a safe, trusted antihistamine medicine with natural, soothing ingredients. It was also developed specifically for itch relief, hence its rather straightforward name: The Itch Eraser.

The Itch Eraser Gel contains a maximum strength antihistamine that provides effective, fast-acting itch relief without the side-effects you may experience with topical steroids/hydrocortisone-based products. It relieves itch quickly, and includes skin-healing ingredients like tea tree oil, vitamin E and soothing aloe vera.

Before you purchase your next anti-itch product, turn the label over and look at the active ingredients. If it says hydrocortisone, put it down and pick up a steroid-free alternative with skincare boosters, like The Itch Eraser Gel.

You can find The Itch Eraser products near the medicines wherever you buy your groceries. You can also learn more at

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Last modified: June 13, 2019

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