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A 17-year-old female asked:

Face got really itchy and swollen from a cleanser i used so i took so benadryl (diphenhydramine) but my face is still dry, should i use calamine lotion or hydrocortisone?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone will hasten the healing but calamine may reduce the itching. You may need both.

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