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Child with rashes over body. Applying vaseline and hydrocortisone, taking benadryl did not help. Suggestions

Hi my name is Stacey my nine month old daughter has a bad rash over her body took her to the pediatrician last week and was told that she may have psoriasis they suggested that i apply vaseline, hydrocortizon 1% cream, and benadryl until she see a dermatologist, however i have been applying the cream for a week and the itch does not go away any suggestions?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Psoriasis is a very uncommon diagnosis in a 9 month old child. I suggest that instead of applying hydrocortisone ointment you just apply a hydrating lotion or oil/vaseline till you see a dermatologist. The hydrating lotion or oil should give some relief to the itching.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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