Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash Puritic Papular Itching

General home treatment measures for itching due to pruritic papular eruption include:

  • Massage itchy areas with an ice cube or cold compress.
  • Take a cool bath or shower to reduce itching. Consider using colloidal oatmeal (Aveeno).

Medications for itching include:

Oral antihistamines can be sedating. Use with caution and do not mix with alcohol or other sedatives. Follow directions on product packaging.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rash Puritic Papular References
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