To treat the itch you'd first have to establish the cause, e.g. skin dryness - a common symptom of menopause, sun exposure or allergy. Keeping a diary to record your meals, activities and when the itching occurs may help you to make the connection.
Something else to take into consideration is any medication you're taking at the same time the itching occurs, as this may also be linked to your symptoms.
In the meantime there are things you can do to help manage the itching and/or soreness you’re experiencing.
If symptoms fail to improve after a week or two of following the above suggestions, I suggest you speak to your GP. They’ll be able to help to identify the cause of the itching and manage your symptoms going forward.
Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
Itching – AXA PPP healthcare
Antihistamines – NHS factsheet
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