Any time someone in my family comes running with a case of poison ivy, bug bites, or any other itch, I reach for the Ivarest. I've yet to find any kind of rash or bite that Ivarest won't help soothe.
Ivarest comes in a 2-ounce tube and is an easy-to-apply thin cream that is slightly pink in color and doesn't feel greasy to the skin at all. It's active ingredients are a combination of Calamine and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) which both work wonders for soothing insect bites, plant related dermatitis (rashes) or even the itch associated with sunburns! Usually one tube of Ivarest will last a whole season (even one where my rambunctious boys who spend most evenings outside receive many mosquito and ant bites)
If taking Benadryl by mouth tends to make you sleepy, Ivarest may have the same effect on you (it does on me).
When I suffer from dry, itchy skin (which is often), I reach for the Ivarest. When our family is spending time outdoors and suffers from tick and mosquito bites (very often here in the South during the summertime), I reach for the Ivarest!