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Crotamiton Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
No studies done...: While not specifically studied in babies, Eurax (crotamiton) states on its website this medicine is not an acceptable treatment for pregnant women. The best resource regarding the treatment of your baby is to contact your local pediatrician or dermatologist. Eurax (crotamiton) has furthermore been labeled as contraindicated in damaged or excoriated skin, so reasonable caution must be exercised. ...Read more
Better not!: First of all, no indications in infants! secondly, there are less toxic medications you can use for babies! but snag a md diagnosis first before using it! would you use cheap oil product on your priceless bentley car? You save a little but it might it might damage the product! regards! ...Read more
See below: There should be no side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eurax (crotamiton) lotion was applied 2x a day for 3 days to my son 1 yr and 2 months old. Was the application toxic for him?
Eurax (crotamiton) is safe: Eurax (crotamiton) is safe for the toddler, safe even for pregnant women. ...Read more
Still feel crawling and itch been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working washed everything in hot water and bleached whole house son still gets welts?
Is it yourself?: or your son? please clarify, if is yourself, please check with your pcp, it might be your gall bladder, or any of the drugs/combination of drugs you are taking, if it is your son, recurrent/chronic (hives) or welts, needs to be seen by an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
With in 24 hours: Cleanse all of the above with in 24 hours after you first apply the medication. ...Read more
I've scabies. Lately, I've been using Crotamiton cream. If I don't feel any itchy, does that mean I've been cured completely? Thanks, for the feedback
Been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working scabies outbreak at kids school washed everything in hot water,clorax the whole house now what?
Scabies: I am guessing that you mean you still have itching? This is normal. The medication kills the bug but does not remove it from your skin. The itching persists for several days after the infection is cured. ...Read more
See below: Eurax is primarily used for persons with scabies. It has scabicidal and antipruritic/itch actions. The mechanisms of these actions are not known. For chickenpox-i recommend antihistamines that are sedating like benadryl (diphenhydramine). Topical lotions/creams like calamine or aveeno tub soaks can help. I would save the Eurax for scabies infestation-aka body lice. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!
Scabies.: Eurex application would be appropriate for scabies, which is typically intensely itchy. With pus, though, it sounds like you may have a bacterial superinfection. I'd have to see it to be sure, but that sounds a little more involved than just scabies. Not worrisome, just curious. ...Read more
I am taking ivermectin and applying crotamiton cream on my whole body to cure scabies. When can I drink alcohol after taking the ivermectin?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml ( 4 teaspoons) per dose. ...Read more