Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Anaesthetics & antipruritics


Anthisan Cream provides relief from insect bites, stings and nettle rash. Contains Mepyramine Maleate 2% w/w.

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief cream contains crotamiton for effective relief of itching and works for 10 hours

Care Virasoothe

Care Virasoothe

ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel and Spray help relieve the irritating symptoms of chickenpox. Effectively cooling the skin, the treatment stops the itch-scratch cycle. Its formula protects the skin’s natural environment to allow the skin to heal naturally which can help reduce long-term scarring.

Eurax Cooling Gel

Clinically proven to soothe, hydrate and instantly cool dry, itchy and irritated skin.

Eurax Cream

Eurax Cream

For fast and long-lasting relief of itching and skin irritation


Lubricant that restores moisture and prevents friction or abrasion

Xepin Cream

Cream containing the active ingredient doxepin hydrochloride 5% w/w. When applied topically to the skin, Doxepin can relieve itching/pruritis. Clinically proven to reduce itch after 15 minutes in 75% of patients. Doxepin is thought to work by blocking histamine receptors in the skin, therefore reducing some of the reactions that cause itching associated with eczema. The medicine is also absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and may cause some drowsiness. This may help to relieve the itch of eczema at bedtime, allowing the patient to sleep more easily.