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My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

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Dr. Beth Brown
Pediatrics

In brief: Not necessary

The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course.
It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen.

In brief: Not necessary

The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course.
It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen.
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