Apply HOT (as hot as you can stand without scalding.) wet wash cloths to affected area twice a day and then apply calamine lotion.
You will get a very intense sensation from the application of heat, but will have no itching for the next 8 to 12 hours.
The easiest way to heat the wash cloths is in your good old fashioned microwave oven.
Ken T., WI, entered 2004-12-06