Hi, your poor hubby is not alone. GD is depressing and can really get you down. I find that a wet face cloth gently rubbed over the painful itchy areas does reduce the itch and cools the skin. Fresh aloe vera gel is also good for healing. Scrape the gel into a blender and then strain through a fine wire strainer into a small jar and keep in the fridge. I added a teaspoon of lemon juice to keep it green.