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What to do to keep a child comfortable when he has the chicken pox?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stay cool

Staying cool, like soaking in cool water or applying cool compresses can help.
Products added to the bath, like aveeno (oatmeal) may help too. Oral anti-histamines, like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, and generics can help with itching too. Calamine lotion is helpful sometimes.

In brief: Stay cool

Staying cool, like soaking in cool water or applying cool compresses can help.
Products added to the bath, like aveeno (oatmeal) may help too. Oral anti-histamines, like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, and generics can help with itching too. Calamine lotion is helpful sometimes.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: Calamine and benedry

The best ways to keep your child comfortable with c-pox is with calamine lotion and oatmeal baths and benedryl by mouth.
Clip their nails so they do less itching.

In brief: Calamine and benedry

The best ways to keep your child comfortable with c-pox is with calamine lotion and oatmeal baths and benedryl by mouth.
Clip their nails so they do less itching.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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