When it comes to itchiness from mosquito bites, I need instant relief. I can't stand having that burning itch that let's me do nothing but scratch. It is annoying and I always try to find the best thing that can help me and fix my problem. I bought walmarts' equate hydrocortisone 1% cream which is compared to cortaid just because I couldn't afford to buy the brand name one. Sometimes when I buy products that are not brand name I get good results but that is not always the case when I do this. I bought this cream thinking it was going to work as effective as the name brand but unfortunately it was efective as I thought it would be. I know I can't get instant itch relief from a product because I've tried everything and that itch never goes away unless I forget about it. I want to believe in this product so I tell myself it's going to work and the itch is going to go away so I sike myself a little and just forget the itch is not there. I guess it will work for some people and not for others but for me, it does feel good on the skin, it's soft and creamy but the itch relief part doesn't work for me.