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What types of anti-itch products are available over-the-counter?

Anti-itch treatments available over-the-counter include antihistamines, corticosteroids, and anesthetics. Antihistamines help control substances called histamines that can cause itchiness (and also congestion). Corticosteroids help reduce inflammation and itchiness, while anesthetics help to numb nerve endings, lessening the urge to itch.

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