Discussions that mention benadryl

Children's Health board

My 5 year old has sevear eczema and has had it since she was one. Her doc told me to use Eucerin which does work very well but it wasnt enough her skin is really bad so when she turned two he gave me a perscription for 1% steriod cream (I looked at the ingrediants and its not an antihistimine) and that stuff works great, I dont use it everyday like I was told to I worry since it it a steriod but there have been no side affects from its use. She also would wake up from the itching so I was also given a perscription for heavy duty benadryl to give her before bedtime it helps her sleep and she no longer scratches at night and wakes up from it anymore.