This is often referred to as an 'itch-scratch-itch' cycle.
It leads to thickening and weeping of the skin and generally makes the eczema worse and more likely to become infected because scratching breaks the skin.
Antihistamines are medicines that can be used to relieve severe itching and help break this cycle.
Often you will find that the itchiness of your skin is reduced when you use regular moisturisers to keep the skin soothed and hydrated, and control the inflammation with topical corticosteroids or other newer medicines.
The Effect of a Herbal Water-Extract on Histamine Release from Mast Cells and on Allergic Asthma. The effect of the herb extract was compared to that of the flavonoid quercetin.
It causes symptoms such as itching, swelling, or reddening.Please see package insert for additional information and possible updates.The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgment. nor any other party involved in the preparation of this program shall be liable for any special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting in whole or part from any user's use of or reliance upon this material.For example, antihistamines may be used to treat: Many antihistamines are available over the counter at a pharmacy, although some require a prescription.How antihistamines work Antihistamines work by altering the way cells are affected by a substance called histamine.