A 38-year-old male asked:
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my kids aged 10, 5 and 1 all have chicken pox. the 5 yr and 1yr old are not vaccinated. what can i do to lesson the itching and soothe the rashes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
May need Dr.'s exam: Depending on age of the patient, his or her underlying health, and the severity of the chicken pox, various treatments may be tried. For children older than age 1-2 years, parents usually give them over-the-counter oral diphenydramine to lessen itching. Some creams are soothing and have ingredients to lessen itching (such as calamine, pramoxine). Hydrocortisone cream usually not recommended.
Answered on Oct 25, 2019

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