I'm prone to rashes, especially from poison ivy. along with calamine lotion, aloe vera and more, this works best to stop the itching. Unfortunately, the relief isn't really for long. There's no itching while I'm in the bath with this and a short while afterwards. I usually have to take 2 to 3 baths a day. Overall, I highly recommend it for itchiness due to rashes and/or dry irritated skin. I also use the Equate brand that is much cheaper and have found no difference in relief. Just follow directions on the box: empty one packet into the stream of warm water, not hot. Let the bath do the rest.