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Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream make you drowsy?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream make you drowsy?

No it does not: No there is not enough absorption to make you drowsy unless used in very large body surface area. ...Read more

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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole cream treat eczema?

Can clotrimazole cream treat eczema?

Eczema: Clotrimazole is a medication used to treat fungus. Eczema is dry irritated skin and is not a fungus. Use moisturizers like cerave cream which is otc and prescription topical cortisone. See your local dermatologist for prescription topical medication. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can you use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 plus, or anti itch cream for jock itch?

Yes you can: Only if the other cream is antifungal cream as jock itch is caused by a fungal infection you can use cotizone cream to stop the itch as long as you use it with antifungal cream. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eruptions and make you worse. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for acne. See dr friedlander's answer for better detail. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning of the skin, discoloration, small blood vessel formation, and even create more acne. Try instead over the counter preparations with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If you still need more treatment, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more