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Urticaria, rashes, itchiness. Used calamine lotion, taken benadryl. Help?

My 7 month old grandson has urticaria , caused, according to the pediatrician , by something in his environment. Is Calamine lotion, applied to the itcy parts of the rash, safe for use on his skin? He was prescribed benedryl elixir and prednisone, advil and tylenol...all that help, but it s not enough for the areas such as inner thigh, feet. etc. Can we apply Calamine and after it dries, cover those areas with clothing to keep him from scratching and get it on his hands?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and a warm welcome to HCM,

Calamine lotion is used worldwide and is one of the safest lotions available although you should be careful that your baby does not accidentally eat or lick it.

You can apply clothing over the area but the recovery is sooner if kept open

hope he recovers soon

Dr Sriram Nathan

ps: meanwhile try finding out what could have caused the urticaria, it could be anything like mites, insects, some dirty mat etc
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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