A 38-year-old member asked:
My 7 year old son has itchy bumps on legs and arms...nothing on tummy or back. his eyes are itchy too. i gave him benadryl (diphenhydramine) to ease the itch.?
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Allergy itch: You did right to give him an antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should work well for the type of itching he has. Itchy eyes suggest an allergy to something in the air, but occasionally other causes may trigger eye itching as well. If he played outdoors today, there was probably a lot of pollen around. He's about the age that kids start having seasonal allergies; it takes a few years to get going on those.
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