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4mo old baby have infected rash, already on antibiotics, but keeps scratching so skin takes longer to heal. What can I do to stop him scratching?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Also...
Old calomine lotion may help diminish the itching, in addition to dr mutnick's suggestions.

In brief: Also...
Old calomine lotion may help diminish the itching, in addition to dr mutnick's suggestions.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Itch-Scratch
If not seen by a doctor already, would do so.
In the meantime, try a little otc Claritin or zyrtec syrup, based on his/her weight (i prefer zyrtec) once to twice daily to decrease itch. Also, mixing some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream with a hypoallergenic lotion and applying two to three times per day could help to moisturize the skin and decrease itch.

In brief: Itch-Scratch
If not seen by a doctor already, would do so.
In the meantime, try a little otc Claritin or zyrtec syrup, based on his/her weight (i prefer zyrtec) once to twice daily to decrease itch. Also, mixing some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream with a hypoallergenic lotion and applying two to three times per day could help to moisturize the skin and decrease itch.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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