Discussions that mention atarax

Children's Health board


We found out our 4 yr old had eczema at around 7-8 months old. Westcort did work well for her when she was younger. I also wash everything in Dreft (even mine and my husbands clothes, all bedding, bath towels, etc.) She is with a great Dermatologist now. She is on Zyrtec every morning and Atarax once at bedtime...she sleeps through the night almost every night now which is saying alot! She's had a blood allergy test (evertything was negative) but not a skin test yet. She goes to an Allergist next week to schedule for that. My daughter also sleeps in white satin gloves so she can't scratch her skin open. So far she only has 2 very small scars on her side. We also don't use soap on her of course. We use Aquanil cleanser you buy at most stores.
My advice is to go straight to a Dermatologist and/or Allergist. Go ahead and try to get the allergy tests done to rule that out. My husband is military and they have been kind of a pain, and I wish I would've done the testing sooner. Every case seems to be different and what works for some may not work for others. Oatmeal baths did nothing for us, but it brings relief to others. I think it's all about having a good Dr. and alot of patience! Good luck.