I use benedryl for any skin type allergies. Have for many years. Chlortrimiton for nasal allergies. I also make my own oatmeal shampoo to soothe itchy skin. When I had chicken pox as a child, about 150 yrs. ago, my mother gave me warm oatmeal baths for the itching. I used it on kids and dogs years before you could just go buy it in a bottle. I did try oatmeal dog shampoo once and took it back. The oatmeal part was nowhere enough to do any good. That was forever ago and I've made it myself ever since.