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A 38-year-old male asked:

2de child has chickenpox. looks severe and he is iching alot. please advise o best treatment. his sister was fine but his rash is getting worse daily?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May need an exam: Depending on age of the patient, his or her underlying health, and the severity of the chicken pox, various treatments may be tried. Not sure what a "2de" child is. For children older than age 1-2 years, parents usually give them over-the-counter oral Benadryl (diphenydramine) to lessen itching. Some creams are soothing, and contain ingredients to lessen itching (cortisone creams not recommended).

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