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What can be done to relieve the itchy symptoms of chicken pox in a baby?
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Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Anti-histamines
... Such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others may alleviate symptoms.
Topical antihistamines also work great. I personally would be leery of corticosteroids as this may make the overall illness worse; also, a paste with corn-starch may also be beneficial.

In brief: Anti-histamines
... Such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others may alleviate symptoms.
Topical antihistamines also work great. I personally would be leery of corticosteroids as this may make the overall illness worse; also, a paste with corn-starch may also be beneficial.
Dr. Noel Alonso
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on age
Most infants don't have as much problems with the itchiness.
But i would clip their finger nails and you can put calamine lotion on the spots and give oatmeal baths. I would not use benedryl on very youn infants and babies.

In brief: Depends on age
Most infants don't have as much problems with the itchiness.
But i would clip their finger nails and you can put calamine lotion on the spots and give oatmeal baths. I would not use benedryl on very youn infants and babies.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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