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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Salt: The weeping chickenpox lesions will eventually acquire sweat from the nearby skin and the combination of an open wound and salt from the sweat makes y ... Read More

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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy Chicken pox: You can use calamine lotion and use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to make the baby comfortable and reduce the itching.
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Dr. Ted King
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Chicken pox: Soaking in an aveeno (oatmeal) bath can help too.
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Benedryl/Calamine: Itchiness can be relieved by benedryl by mouth and calamine lotion and oatmeal baths.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
First...: ...Trim his or her fingernails (because children will scratch, no matter what you say or do). Oatmeal baths (aveeno is one popular brand) will soothe ... Read More
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Several ways: You can't make it go away but sometimes the little things help. Oatmeal baths help, calamine lotion helps. Sometimes bendryl by mouth helps but will m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
2 weeks: Two weeks would be typical. Watch out late in the course of this illness for a pox with an overlying area of redness that is expanding, hot and tend ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
THE DISEASE CHARACTE: This is the charavter of the disease.The rash is vecicular filled with fluid and it laters dries up and is usually itchy.One can take some medicine to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dry up: As the skin tightens when the lesions dry up and become crusty they become itchy.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noel Alonso
22 years experience Pediatrics
Anti-histamines: ... Such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others may alleviate symptoms. Topical antihistamines also work great. I personally would be leery of corti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Clean & moisturize: The main cause of the itchiness appears to be the salt in your own sweat. Keeping areas clean (clear lukewarm baths/shower) & using a moisturizer ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: See a physician to view the lesions and get a more thorough history.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bornstein
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: People can get chickenpox more than once if the first case didn't get them fully immune. It is unlikely but possible.
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