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Benadryl For Heat Rash Rct
My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?
According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counter at the drugstore or grocery.
Pediatricians do use the medication based on weight dosing guidelines.
For safety check with your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water. ?
Sounds fine: Benadryl cream for a few minutes or more, on a 10-month old, should not have any noticeable effect. If such a baby has ill symptoms such as fussiness, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or pain, she may have some other illness instead of just a heat rash. If worried, parents may contact their pediatrician for advice or an in-person exam. ...Read more
I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?
Unknown rash on hand: Not sure what you mean by a heat rash. Other than hives and urticaria i don't know of a rash that will benefit much from antihistamines. You may need to get someone to take a look and make a diagnosis to choose an effective therapy. Make an appointment with a physician if it is chronic or recurrent. If it is mild consider a topical Hydrocortisone cream otc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.
Hi Dr, I get repeated rashes the underside of my breast for which I am currently using Dermikelp as I do not want to use cortisone. Is this caused due to heat rash as I do suffer from the heat. What else can I do to ease the situation?
My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?
Heat rashes occur: Heat rashes occur, and are not uncommon. Sometimes it's related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are difficult to describe in words, so it is best to have a doctor look at a rash. ...Read more
Likely something els: You are more likely to get heat-rash and/or jock-itch in the groin, scrotum areas but not likely on the penis itself. So, if you are having the rashes on the shaft, get it checked out as it is possible to have std such as early herpes, warts etc... It is unusual to get heat rash on the shaft and sparing the groin/skin folds areas. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Not likely heat rash:
If your rash is occurring in cold weather, that is not likely heat rash. The term heat-rash refers to a rash occurring due to excessive heat. Eczema is often worse in cold and dry weather and so you may want to have it checked out. Without knowing what the rash looks like and its distribution on the body, it is difficult to make a diagnosis.
So, consult doc.
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