How to Ease Itchiness Without Scratching

Just press the nails on to the itchy spot making a cross. ย Some how it feels less itchy. ^^

I was not alone! My senior did the cross too!!!

So with this, I conclude that..



LOL! It’s amazing that we learned to do the same thing on our own without anyone teaching. ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyone else here did the cross thing on mosquito marks, bug bites, chicken pox.. any itchy bump before?




  • August 26, 2011 - 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Not only cross… some other shapes also can… muahahahaha!

    Monalisa drawing XD

  • August 26, 2011 - 11:46 pm | Permalink

    I did the cross before I know how to talk.. @@” I even use the straw to make “circle” mark before The Cross is boring. hahahahaha.

    I thought this is very common? ๐Ÿ˜€

    hahaha the thing is everyone will use the same exact method to ease the itch and not do other stuffs.. XD

  • felicific
    August 26, 2011 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    i also did that when i have itchy bumps..

    you too eh? O.o

  • August 26, 2011 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    I do that too! It was my piano teacher who taught me that…maybe when I was 8 or 9? I think she taught me to make just a line through the bump, and I added more and more lines to it in all directions (when it’s really itchy). Before that I think I slapped sharply on the itchy area…when it stings it feels less itchy ๐Ÿ˜›

    hahaha diverting the itch with pain eh?

  • August 27, 2011 - 12:17 am | Permalink

    OMG! I do that too ๐Ÿ˜› hahahah somehow it feels better when i do that!

    it works right hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€

  • sam
    August 27, 2011 - 12:17 am | Permalink

    normally is cross shape…if the bump is wide enuf, will do till like chocolate bar (2×4) XD

    should be meat bar XD or skin bar

  • August 27, 2011 - 12:56 am | Permalink

    me! me! me!
    i do that too~~~

    high five!!!

  • August 27, 2011 - 12:58 am | Permalink

    i LOL-ed at sam ^

    i did that too!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    what you made chocolate bar too?

  • :)
    August 27, 2011 - 1:04 am | Permalink

    Nah, the crossing method has been around for a long time, so I think it’s rather common for our elders to teach us that. Recently someone taught me another method. Try putting counterpain on it! Lol. I think any other cooling cream / gel will work too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    hahaha pain vs pain XD like poison vs poison eh

  • August 27, 2011 - 1:06 am | Permalink

    i do that tooXD…accidentally ter-press it…since then i learned=D now teaching BF doing it…ngek ngek ngek~

    i think its in our gene eh XD

  • August 27, 2011 - 1:30 am | Permalink

    My mom taught me that method and many of my friends do that too.. But I find it becomes itchier when I do that.. I still prefer scratching it~ XD

    but scratching will leaves scar..

  • August 27, 2011 - 2:18 am | Permalink

    im young. and i do that. withiut anyone teaching. we all have the same mind ><

    all humans think alike!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    oh wait im a cat..

  • August 27, 2011 - 5:59 am | Permalink

    owh..miao ada rambut tocang…:D

    kekekek ๐Ÿ˜›

  • her
    August 27, 2011 - 7:08 am | Permalink

    heyyy i did that too! and no, i didn’t stalk u meow. -_-

    faster tell the truth, when you stalked ? XD

  • Draexe
    August 27, 2011 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    woo~i oso did tat but not using finger to cross shape…using blue pen draw circle on it when i was kiddy then no more itchy…hehe…meow~ :3

    lol then your bump will be blue XD

  • hawarim
    August 27, 2011 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    I do that too!! my mom taught me so. Waa..never taught there’s people out there do the same XD

    surprisingly right.. somemore we all are so far apart

  • August 27, 2011 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    omg are you serious?!!! i do that too!!!! and nobody taught me!

    Ernest you stalked me!!right? XD

  • August 27, 2011 - 10:18 am | Permalink

    Oh.. YES YES YES!!! I did that do. Not only did the cross. When beh song, still will further make it into asterisk mark. * hahaha… but I only do on mosquitoes bites.

    hahah the upgraded version of cross, the asterisk XD

  • August 27, 2011 - 11:35 am | Permalink

    I did that too. Putting a cross on it is cool.
    Remember when luffy leave princess vivi, luffy and his crew show X sign to vivi.

    ehhh don’t remember.. who is princess vivi again?

  • August 27, 2011 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    i use my nails to press the ‘bump’ but is not in cross shape. I press it as many as i could to stop the itch as long as possible =) this way could prevent scars~~

    until it spits blood? XD

  • August 27, 2011 - 12:40 pm | Permalink

    HEHE i do that too! but not in a cross shape ๐Ÿ˜›

    In a honeycomb shape?

  • anor
    August 27, 2011 - 2:34 pm | Permalink

    i did that too!!! ^^

    High paw!

  • JoJo
    August 27, 2011 - 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I did it too!

    fuuwahh a lot of people doing the same thing XD

  • August 27, 2011 - 4:36 pm | Permalink

    yeah we all do crosses lols

    hahaha i think its in our gene XD

  • August 27, 2011 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    me too!

    high five ๐Ÿ˜€

  • August 27, 2011 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    OMG this is hilarious!HAHA i guess everyone is doing the same thing,spontaneously.As for me, most of the time I made few lines, at the end a star with 8 corners was formed.HAHAHA.

    LOL XD 8 corners star XD something different from the others

  • August 27, 2011 - 9:04 pm | Permalink

    wow!! u stalk me didn’t you..
    i thought that i’m the one who made it first.. haha!! XD

    lol XD no way, is you who stalked hahaha

  • noname
    August 27, 2011 - 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Eh, I also did that. But sometimes work, sometimes doesn’t for me. Haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

    when not working, need to upgrade into cross+

  • Hikki Chan
    August 27, 2011 - 11:09 pm | Permalink

    it dosent work for me every time… hehehe some even tell me to put your saliva on it =P and guess what… IT WORKS lol but disgusting! hahaha XD

    Saliva??!! O.o seriously?

  • Absolutelybd4
    August 27, 2011 - 11:21 pm | Permalink

    I taught all my children doing this technique with Slav cover it up.It’s really help.At least,this bring us back a memorable childhood.

    you use saliva too? wahh i didn’t know that

  • Aimi Mi-Chan
    August 27, 2011 - 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Well… I did crossing it at first too but I find scratching them seem to ease the itch much more better. The common problem of scratching is leaving scars. But my uncle tought me a long time ago of a scratching method without leaving scars. It’s by scratching the bump with the top side of ur nails instead of the usual bottom nail side. So it’ll be like scratching outwards from yourself instead of inwards just like strumming a guitar. Sounds a bit funny but you don’t need to move your arms anyway. just the fingers XD Just make sure ur nails are clean, evenly trimmed and filed neatly ๐Ÿ˜›

    This is something new ๐Ÿ˜€
    can try it next time hehehe

  • August 28, 2011 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    jeng jeng jeng! we have been stalking u since u r small…

    aiks! then you must hv seen me ….. arghh *cover face*

  • Jim
    August 28, 2011 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    I did that too! lolx~

    hahah high five! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • August 28, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Me! Me! I did that too when I was small. Heh. How time flies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    yealo.. time really fliess

  • August 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm | Permalink

    whoah! I did that too but just find out today that it can ease the itchiness. ๐Ÿ˜€

    huh? why did you do that in the first place?

  • MLK
    August 28, 2011 - 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I do that too (: Not just cross , but many other patterns XD

    and into a map XD

  • Ammiey
    August 28, 2011 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    hahaha..yea im doing the same thing before~!!

    hahaha strange that everyone doing the same thing XD

  • August 29, 2011 - 12:35 am | Permalink

    better buy anti-itch cream at the pharmacy. ^^

    this one save money XD

  • ChaosColby
    August 29, 2011 - 4:24 am | Permalink

    i did the cross shape too !!! even now LOL !! xD

    hahahaha XD it works even at older age

  • ~~
    August 29, 2011 - 8:41 am | Permalink

    Didn’t make a cross though, made a star~*

    make a 6 corner stars and summon a dragon (play too much game)

  • August 29, 2011 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I did the cross thing too!!!! the trick is the line have to intersect where the bugs bite! XD

    hahahaha XD ngam ngam

  • August 29, 2011 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    y u stalk me!!

    where got XD

  • Jane
    August 31, 2011 - 7:32 pm | Permalink

    OMG I also use tat methond too :@ but i also use pen to poke holes ^^ I tot this methond ish very common

    hahaha very common but everyone learn themselves XD

  • August 31, 2011 - 11:31 pm | Permalink

    haha i used to do that when i was young too xD Was taught by an older sister to do that to ease the itch and I kept doing it even though it didn’t ease the itch at all. I’m stupid, I know =(.

    But after I grew up I realise its a very bad thing to do because it will cause scarring oTL

    hahaha XD
    i think your hand more itchy lor

  • Eva
    September 2, 2011 - 1:32 am | Permalink

    omg! i did that too! and i used to box the cross up when it is still itchy…and i teached my bf that! and since then…he kept asking me to cross his mosquito bites!! hmmppphh!!!

    fuwahhh you stalked me! XD

  • Tracie
    September 6, 2011 - 10:17 am | Permalink

    Me too, with many pattens too! My sister even enjoys it very much that she always asks me to do it for her LOL.

    Apparently everyone stalked everybody. HOHOHOHO! XD

    AHhahaha everyone are stalkers XD

  • san_san
    September 6, 2011 - 1:37 pm | Permalink

    me too ! but sometimes it leaves scar too (cross mark! I’m so religious hehehe). so i prefer to apply some anti-itchy gel

    hahahha XD but this faster

  • September 6, 2011 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    i’ll do a star with it ๐Ÿ˜›

    make a shooting stars XD

  • September 9, 2011 - 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Omg, i did the same too! Well, i think it’s a natural instinct of a human ๐Ÿ˜€

    hahaha i think its in our blood

  • Ruka
    September 28, 2011 - 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I did the same! But I did mine just lk the bicycle’s wheel spokes. All direction =D Works wonder xP

    LOL XD

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