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Diphenhydramine/Zinc (On the skin)

Treats pain and itching associated with insect bites, minor cuts, burns, or rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

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Brand names include
Anti-Itch, Anti-Itch Cream, Banophen, Benadryl, Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Relief Spray, Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Cream, First Aid Anti-Itch, First Aid Anti-Itch & Skin Protectant, Good Sense Itch Relief, Itch Relief, Leader Itch Relief
Drug classes About this
Antihistamine Combination, Antipruritic

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Evidence reviews

Antisocial Behaviour and Conduct Disorders in Children and Young People: Recognition, Intervention and Management

Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders are the most common reason for referral to child and adolescent mental health services and have a significant impact on the quality of life of children and young people and their parents and carers. Rates of other mental health problems (including antisocial personality disorder) are considerably increased for adults who had a conduct disorder in childhood. This new NICE guideline seeks to address these problems by offering advice on prevention strategies, as well as a range of psychosocial interventions.

Atopic Eczema in Children: Management of Atopic Eczema in Children from Birth up to the Age of 12 Years

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory itchy skin condition that develops in early childhood in the majority of cases. It is typically an episodic disease of exacerbation (flares, which may occur as frequently as two or three per month) and remissions, except for severe cases where it may be continuous. Certain patterns of atopic eczema are recognised. In infants, atopic eczema usually involves the face and extensor surfaces of the limbs and, while it may involve the trunk, the napkin area is usually spared. A few infants may exhibit a discoid pattern (circular patches). In older children flexural involvement predominates, as in adults. Diagnostic criteria are discussed in Chapter 3. As with other atopic conditions, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), atopic eczema often has a genetic component. In atopic eczema, inherited factors affect the development of the skin barrier, which can lead to exacerbation of the disease by a large number of trigger factors, including irritants and allergens. Many cases of atopic eczema clear or improve during childhood while others persist into adulthood, and some children who have atopic eczema `will go on to develop asthma and/or allergic rhinitis; this sequence of events is sometimes referred to as the ‘atopic march’. The epidemiology of atopic eczema is considered in Chapter 5, and the impact of the condition on children and their families/caregivers is considered in Sections 4.2 and 4.3.

Clinical effectiveness and patient perspectives of different treatment strategies for tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome: a systematic review and qualitative analysis

The study found that antipsychotics, noradrenergic agents and habit reversal training/comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics are effective in reducing tics in children and young people with Tourette syndrome. The balance of benefits and harms favours the most commonly used medications: risperidone (Risperdal®, Janssen), clonidine (Dixarit®, Boehringer Ingelheim) and aripiprazole (Abilify®, Otsuka).

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