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What is better for a 1 year old calamine lotion or aveeno (oatmeal) anti itch cream. she has a rash/ hives that peak from time to time. how often is it ok to ap?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Avoid calamine: I find this too drying and often aggravates the process. Nothing you put on hives will affect their outcome, it is deep in the skin and triggered by some immune/allergic process. Aveeno (oatmeal) baths help with the itching and a long term antihistamine like zyrtec may help.
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