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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Marius | 2004/11/02

Q.

Chicken Pocks

What is the best way of treating the itch? Especially at night.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Calamine lotion and a sedative anti-histamine (e.g. Aterax) is usually sufficient for the night.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/04

If Calamine lotion is not allowing your child to sleep and the itch is really severe, ask your doc to prescribe another drug. I will not mention its name as you muist get it on prescription only.

Reply to dr anonymous
Posted by: Muschy | 2004/11/04

Rub the child in with calomine lotion before bed and let them sleep with just a nappy or underpants as clothing can agrivate the itch.

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