Skin

(c) Allergy/itch

ADULT AND CHILD

First Choice:
calamine cream or lotion
orcrotamiton cream  
Formulations/Dose
  • calamine 100g aqueous cream, 200mL lotion: apply as often as required
  • crotamiton 10% 30g or 100g cream, (Eurax®): apply 2-3 times daily.
Prescribing Notes
  • Emollient preparations may be useful for pruritus due to dry skin
  • Sedating oral antihistamines may also be helpful for itching in patients over 1 year of age
  • Crotamiton is useful for pruritus persisting after treatment of scabies.