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A 15-year-old female asked:

i have flea bites on my feet. is benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch stick okay for the itching?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hydrocortisone: An otc cream like cortisone 10 would be better, as topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often causes allergic reactions in some patients. I personally never recommend Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or those sticks because of it.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: There are multiple over the coutner anti-itching creams and gels. Any of them should work. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills but they may make you sleepy.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Ok: But steroid cream works better.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Sure: Try it.

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Last updated Aug 9, 2014

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