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My 18 month old has hand foot and mouth disease.Body is covered in itchy blisters. Can we use calamine or anything anti itch.Something besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hand/foot/mouth
Calamine lotion should be ok; oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however, is not for under 2 y/o.
Aveeno coloidal oatmeal baths can also sooth the itching. It's otc; ask pharmacist to help you find it.

In brief: Hand/foot/mouth
Calamine lotion should be ok; oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however, is not for under 2 y/o.
Aveeno coloidal oatmeal baths can also sooth the itching. It's otc; ask pharmacist to help you find it.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Aveeno (oatmeal) cream ok
Aveeno =combo of pramoxine/calamine, indicated for the relief of itching associated with poison ivy/oak/summac etc.
.It is for age 2 and above, but your 18 months is close-enough and so you may use sparingly 2-3x/day on the affected areas. Tylenol (acetaminophen) only helps with fever/sore/pain..So the aveeno may help with itching. Baby is contagious so keep way from other kids for now. Consult your doc. Good luck.

In brief: Aveeno (oatmeal) cream ok
Aveeno =combo of pramoxine/calamine, indicated for the relief of itching associated with poison ivy/oak/summac etc.
.It is for age 2 and above, but your 18 months is close-enough and so you may use sparingly 2-3x/day on the affected areas. Tylenol (acetaminophen) only helps with fever/sore/pain..So the aveeno may help with itching. Baby is contagious so keep way from other kids for now. Consult your doc. Good luck.
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