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Body itching in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi goodmorning
Doctor :   Good Morning.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   my daughter is 8 years old. and she is suffering from ithcing all over body.
Doctor :   Since when is she having this?
User :   a test showed that she has parasitic infection. we applied some ointment for last 2 weeks and she took allegra too.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was there any improvement?
Doctor :   What ointment did you apply?
User :   it still persisits in the face alone
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i don't have it handy. i am in the office. just wanted to know if we have to provide her some "de-wormizing" tablet?
User :   the ithcing is n thigh, hand only.
Doctor :   De-worming is done if there is any loose stools or worms in stools
User :   ok. how do we treat parasites?
Doctor :   Parasites are usually treated with topical medicines
User :   ok
Doctor :   If there is no improvement
User :   ok
Doctor :   then topical medicines is high
Doctor :   has to be taken
User :   ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that as there is some improvement with the ointment, you can continue it
Doctor :   As these ointments take 2-3 weeks to show effect
Doctor :   Calamine lotion also is effective in reducing the itching
Doctor :   Soaking in cool water or applying a cool, wet washcloth to irritated areas of skin minimizes itching.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Allegra can be continued if the itching is uncontrollable
User :   i will continue with the ointment for a week and will see...
Doctor :   Meanwhile make her wear clothes made of natural fabrics
Doctor :   like cooton
User :   sure. thanks for the suggestion.
Doctor :   cotton
Doctor :   The clothes should be loose fiting
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Make her use an antibiotic soap like dettol or savlon
Doctor :   Always use hot water for the bathing
Doctor :   Clean all her clothes and linen in hot water to kill the mites
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