Originally Posted by Rambo
its the cortizone. that's anti-itch cream basically.
actually, the baby oil was the part that really brought everything together. I think that the skin was very dry and when it was damp it was rotting, so it was itching because the skin was cracked. the talc keeping the rot down, and the oil keeping the skin moist cut down on the damage to the skin, so it was attacking the cause and not just the symptom.