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What's the best treatment to get rid of abdominal skin itching?
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Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Find the cause first
You can control the itch with daily non-sedating antihistamines tablets.
If the regular dose doesn't help. Fexofenadine, Loratadine and Cetirizine have been studied upto twice a day to control severe hives. Using a topical cream with 1% Hydrocortisone may also help. Use cetaphil lotion as a bathing "soap". Do not use any other soaps, creams or lotions. If this doesn't help see your primary doctor.

In brief: Find the cause first
You can control the itch with daily non-sedating antihistamines tablets.
If the regular dose doesn't help. Fexofenadine, Loratadine and Cetirizine have been studied upto twice a day to control severe hives. Using a topical cream with 1% Hydrocortisone may also help. Use cetaphil lotion as a bathing "soap". Do not use any other soaps, creams or lotions. If this doesn't help see your primary doctor.
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: OTC oral/topical
Skin itch can be treated with topical Cortaid (or any generic Hydrocortisone 1% cream) and/or oral anti-histamines (benedryl, zytrec, allegra, claritin (loratadine).
..). Be careful with chronic use of topical steroids: use for short periods of time to prevent skin atrophy ('thinning of the skin'). Get seen if not improved.

In brief: OTC oral/topical
Skin itch can be treated with topical Cortaid (or any generic Hydrocortisone 1% cream) and/or oral anti-histamines (benedryl, zytrec, allegra, claritin (loratadine).
..). Be careful with chronic use of topical steroids: use for short periods of time to prevent skin atrophy ('thinning of the skin'). Get seen if not improved.
Dr. Allen Seely
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