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My 18 month old has viral exanthem, is there anything I can use for the itch besides cortisone?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Aveeno (oatmeal) bath/caledryl

Aveeno (oatmeal) bath can be very soothing for itching, also dabbing application of caledryl.
Benedryl is harmless and worth trying before using cortisone.

In brief: Aveeno (oatmeal) bath/caledryl

Aveeno (oatmeal) bath can be very soothing for itching, also dabbing application of caledryl.
Benedryl is harmless and worth trying before using cortisone.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Randall Bock
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Not sure i would use cortisone in the first place. Cortisone turns off the anti-inflammatory process and that is the process by which the viral exanthem will ultimately be eliminated.

In brief: Yes

Not sure i would use cortisone in the first place. Cortisone turns off the anti-inflammatory process and that is the process by which the viral exanthem will ultimately be eliminated.
Dr. Randall Bock
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