How to Stop Covid Arm Itching
Covid arm itching is a common side effect of the Covid-19 vaccine. The itching can be uncomfortable and even painful, but there are some steps you can take to help reduce the itchiness.
1. Take an antihistamine
Taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl or Claritin can help reduce the itching associated with the Covid-19 vaccine. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package for proper dosage.
2. Apply a cold compress
Applying a cold compress to the affected area can help reduce inflammation and provide relief from itching. You can use a cold pack, ice cubes wrapped in a cloth, or even a bag of frozen vegetables.
3. Use moisturizing lotion
Using a moisturizing lotion or cream can help soothe dry skin and reduce itching. Look for products that contain ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, or cocoa butter.
4. Avoid scratching
It may be tempting to scratch your arm when it itches, but this can make the problem worse by irritating your skin further. Instead, try using gentle pressure or rubbing the area with your fingertips.