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what is a good topical anesthetic for itching of mosquito bites?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. I like to use it cold, so i store it in the fridge. Works really well to stop itch before bed and get a good nights sleep. You can also take oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but they can make you sleepy. Non sedating, like Claritin don't work as well for itch imo.

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My baby's rash is bothering him and he keeps scratching it. What can I use to reduce his itchiness and clear the rash?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably eczema: The most likely cause of your child's itchy rash is eczema, an excessive dryness of the skin. It is also called atopic dermatitis and is occasionally associated with food allergy. The mainstay of treatment is moisturization of the skin. If the skin is severely inflammed a low dose cortisone cream may be helpful short term. In older infants an oral antihistamine may decrease the itch.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Why do the inside of my hands and bottom of my feet itch and have a reddish hue?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Hormonal changes: Hormonal & circulatory changes associated with pregnancy cause these symptoms.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Could my itchy red rash be psoriasis?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Maybe: To properly diagnose psoriasis form such a limited desciptin you need to see a dermatologist ot confirm diagnosis and discuss treatment options.
A member asked:

I was playing frisbee barefoot and it was raining. During the game, the tops of my feet started to itch and little red bumps developed. What should I do?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Dermatitis: You probably developed a dermatitis, which is a skin rash from excessive moisture to the top of the foot. You may want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If this does not eradicate the problem, see your podiatrist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I stop the itching from heat rashes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Avoid: Avoid heat and take antihistamine. You should see your dermatologist to maker sure nothing else is wrong.

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