Which medications in the drug class Antipruritics are used in the treatment of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis?

Updated: Jun 03, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antipruritics

Topical local anesthetics or antihistamines (topical or systemic) may be used to decrease pruritus.

Pramoxine topical (Azo Itch Relief Maximum Strength Analgesic Cream, Eczemin, Itch-X Gel)

Pramoxine elicits anesthetic effect by blocking nerve conduction and impulses by inhibiting depolarization of neurons.

Doxepin cream (Prudoxin, Xepin, Zonalon)

Doxepin topical cream is a potent antihistamine and is indicated for pruritus.

Diphenhydramine (Alka-Seltzer Plus Allergy, Benadryl, Benadryl Allergy Dye-Free LiquiGels)

Diphenhydramine can be used for symptomatic relief of symptoms caused by the release of histamine in allergic reactions.

Hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

Hydroxyzine can be used for symptomatic relief of symptoms caused by the release of histamine in allergic reactions.

Doxepin (Silenor)

Doxepin can be used for symptomatic relief of symptoms caused by the release of histamine in allergic reactions.


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