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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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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Itchy rash: The rash could be many things. Has your child had or been vaccinated for chicken pox? I would recommend seeing a pediatrician for further evaluation if the rash does not resolve or worsens. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help with the itching in the meantime.

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