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itchy skin to kids?

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Dr. Chethan Sarabu
9 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds.Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot.
Answered on May 16, 2016
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Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Or a soap free cleanser like Cetaphil for bath. Good moisturizers include eucerin calming cream, lubriderm, cetaphil, and vanicream.
Jan 30, 2012
Dr. Helena Bentley
38 years experience Pediatrics
Consider using a mild hypoallergenic soap during bath, and a skin moisturizer 2-3 times a day.
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Many causes: If your child has itchy skin and no rashes, it may just be dry skin, a common occurrence during the winter months. Try applying thick moisturizer twice a day such as eucerin calming cream, lubriderm, cetaphil, or vanicream. If you child still complains of itching or has a rash consult your child's doctor.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. Naomi Zilkha
27 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy skin: This isn't a complete question, but there are very many causes of itchy skin in children, with the most common reason being dry skin. If dry skin is the cause, try a hypoallergenic adult moisturizer such as neutrogena, eucerin, lubriderm, cetaphil or aquaphor
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

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