Antihistamines given by mouth can help with the itching. Always consult your doctor before giving your baby any medications.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) which you can get over the counter, hydroxyzine (Atarax), and cyproheptadine which are prescription medications, are the most effective antihistamines against itching but can make your baby drowsy.
Over-the-counter antihistamines like cetirizine (Zyrtec) and loratadine (Claritin) may also help with itching and they do not cause sleepiness in most babies and children.
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