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My 17 yr old son has been experiencing itching on

Patient: My 17 yr old son has been experiencing itching on is chest and back and some on his arms while excercising and/or physical activity until he sweats. He is taking Claritin and that does not seem to help. Any suggestions?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.It mostly sounds like a heat rash and he develops it until he sweats as you mentioned.Claritin is the drug that should help, however if its be helping, you can try a combination of Levocetirizine and Monetelukast. That should be able to reduce the itching. It should be taken once at night before sleeping.If possible kindly try to send a picture of the same next time he develops the itching or rash.Feel free to discuss further.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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