My nephew has Scarlett fever He's on antibiotics and taking

Patient

Q: My nephew has Scarlett fever. He's on antibiotics and taking Benadryl, but the itching is still unbearable. IA there anything I can buy to alleviate his itching?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
Benadryl won't really help with the itching especially if it is Scarlett fever.
Rather an antihistaminic like Levocetirizine would have been more helpful.
I will advise you Tab. Loratadine, which is better compared to both Benadryl and levocetirizine, and will reduce the itching.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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