Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2010-08-27


Re Infected bug bites - severe itchy bum

Dear Doc

Last night was horrible - the little guy had a severe anal itch! I applied Anethaine, then Preparation H, plus more Aterax (got Celestamine that our paed prescribed this morning) and eventually gave him some Stopayne. He was screaming from the discomfort! I am guessing it is part of the impetigo and will respond to the Augmentin? Will also give him some Vermox just in case. Guess the Celestamine will help with the itch? Its not his heart really breaks for him. He is still recovering from the head trauma he had about a month ago.

Expert's Reply



Your son's anal itch may be due to the antibiotic and its effect on the normal good bacteria in his intestines. Give him a probiotic daily which must be continued for at least 10 days once the antibiotic is stopped.

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