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Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to give my 11 month old baby for allergy itchy skin he's 9.5 and how much can I give him plz?

Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to give my 11 month old baby for allergy itchy skin he's 9.5 and how much can I give him plz?

Babies and Meds: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine should not be used in children younger than 2 years because it may cause serious (possibly fatal) slow/shallow breathing. When using this medication in older, kids the lowest effective dosage should be used, and other drugs that affect breathing should be avoided. Get medical help right away if slow/shallow breathing occurs. For allergy, Benadryl or Claritin 1 tsf is safe ...Read more

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more


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Anything I can give baby or do to relieve his itchy skin for now?

Anything I can give baby or do to relieve his itchy skin for now?

Aquaphor: Emollient such as aquaphor can help . For visible rash 1 per cent Hydrocortisone for limited time. If persists see pediatrician. ...Read more

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During my pregnancy i had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

During my pregnancy i had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

Why think of that?: Pancreatic cancer is not something you should be thinking. It is rare under 50 years of age and would cause lot many other symptoms than dark urine(which can happen from jaundice or bile obstruction). You are well, so quit worrying! ...Read more

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Itchy skin to kids?

Itchy skin to kids?

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. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more

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I need help on itchy skin.

I need help on itchy skin.

Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free ( like Cetaphil or Vanicream ). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more

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What could cause horribly itchy skin?

What could cause horribly itchy skin?

Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the skin. Less common could be thyroid disease or blood disorder so see your doctor if the condition continues. ...Read more