Milk Compress as Antipruritic

December 31, 2006

Until they can see a physician,patients can try using cold milk compresses(whole milk, low-fat, or skim)for temporary relief from the itchingof poison ivy or simple eczema.

Until they can see a physician,patients can try using cold milk compresses(whole milk, low-fat, or skim)for temporary relief from the itchingof poison ivy or simple eczema. Thisancient, safe therapy is especiallyeffective for severely pruritic eczematouseruptions and intractable vulvaritching and soreness. Moreover, iteliminates the possibility of secondarycomplications from over-thecountermedications.
-- Robert R. Tompkins, MD
   Lemoyne, Pa