Rash Puritic Papular Home Care
Rash Puritic Papular Itching
- 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:
- An oral antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl):
- For children (1 to 6 years) give 6.25-12.5 mg of Benadryl every four to six hours
- For children (6-12 years) give 12.5-25 mg of diphenhydramine every four to six hours
- Adults may take 25 to 50 mg of diphenhydramine every four to six hours as needed
- Anti-itching creams such as:
- Benadryl Itch Stopping Cream
- A steroid cream such as a 0.5 to 1% hydrocortisone cream or ointment such as:
- Domeboro Astringent is used as a wet compress on itching skin.
- Prescribed oral antihistamines or steroids should be taken as directed.
Oral antihistamines can be sedating. Use with caution and do not mix with alcohol or other sedatives. Follow directions on product packaging.
Rash Puritic Papular Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have pruritic papular eruption and any of the following:
Continue to Rash Puritic Papular Underlying Cause
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