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Suggest treatment for itching in joints - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-May-2014
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User:Hello
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My son is 1 year 4 montha old & had been affected with atopic dermatitis when he was 5 months old.
User:recently we have shifted to Bangalore & he is having itchiness in his joints
User:he keeps crying at night
User:kindly suggest a remedy
Doctor:Does he take any antihistamines?
User:no
Doctor:Ok. I would suggest that he take an antihistamine syrup, like cetrizine syrup
User:ok
User:would that make him drowsy
User:he is starting playschool next month
User:is there any way to avoid getting his allergy triggered
Doctor:It has a tendency to make you drowsy yes
User:ok
Doctor:Well, the other thing that can be attempted is desensitization therapy
Doctor:but i am no expert on it you have to approach a Rheumatology
User:ok
User:should i consult a peadiatrician as well
Doctor:Hi, I am Dr. Shanthi.E.
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