|Gosh, I wish I had thought of this sooner...I'm on Day 6 of PI and still itchy as all-get-out. Can't sleep, trying soooo hard not to scratch, and bravely attempting to have positive thoughts about this nightmare ending. Well, anyway, at 2a.m. (when my Benadryl wore off) I had an inspiration that is really, really helping me. Answer: Ice gel pack! It's probably the only reason I can sit here and type - my forearms are in rough shape. The cool is very, very soothing and takes my mind off this desire to attack with a scouring pad. LOL :)
Anyway, if a freezer gel pack is not available, a bag of frozen peas/corn, whatever, can make a nice substitute.
Here's to speedy recovery for all of us. This site is awesome and I'm very thankful to have found it.
A trying not to scratch Miserable Texan!