Bill Gottlieb, America’s #1 natural health coach and author of Bottom Line’s Speed Healing, offers up a simple tip about easing itchy skin with a hair dryer. All you need to do is put the hair dryer on warm and hold it a few inches away from the itchy spot. Move the air back and forth over this spot to release histamines. This may make the spot a little itchier at first but should ultimately relieve the discomfort for up to an hour afterward. This is particularly useful for poison ivy and poison oak.