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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Anti Itch Cream (Definition)

There are a variety of anti-itch creams and lotions available over-the-counter. Some include hydrocortisone as an active ingredient. Some others are simple shake ...Read more


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I have a 13 wk old baby & she has some rashes on her legs & she is starting to scratch herself. Is it okay to put on some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti-itch cream?

I have a 13 wk old baby & she has some rashes on her legs & she is starting to scratch herself. Is it okay to put on some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti-itch cream?

Rash infant: No I would not use the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream as it can be absorbed by the baby 's skin. I would suggest using a fragrant free and perfume free lotion daily for what may be eczema. If no help get her examined. ...Read more

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My 3.5 yr old got small bumps on her arms & legs she's not complaining or scratching i gave her Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream its been 2 days what is it?

My 3.5 yr old got small bumps on her arms & legs she's not complaining or scratching i gave her Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch cream its been 2 days what is it?

Try moisturizer: The bumps may be from dry skin and i would suggest that you apply moisturizer on her skin immediately after bathing on a regular basis. If the bumps are not bothersome and go away after a couple of weeks, just let it be. If they get worse or lasting more than a few weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had extreme itching all over my body with no rash at all just scratch marks. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream and doesn't help ?

I have had extreme itching all over my body with no rash at all just scratch marks. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream and doesn't help ?

Pruritis: See your primary care physician for labwork and exam. There are conditions such as liver problems that can cause itching without a rash. Try claritin and zantac (ranitidine) together, if not allergic and no contraindications. See your doctor soon. It must be miserable. Try and stop the itch-scatch cycle by trimming fingernails and wearing socks or gloves at night. ...Read more

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I have had extremely itch skin for 2 days with no rash just scratch marks. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream not helping ?

I have had extremely itch skin for 2 days with no rash just scratch marks. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream not helping
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There are many cause: of pruritus or itchy skin. Antihistamines need to be taken around the clock so try adding claritin D or allegra in am in addition to your benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical steroid. If not improving see doctor for work up. Only 50% of time do we find the actual cause of pruritus. Keep a diary of food and topical skin care (including any new detergents or cleansers). most common cause of itchy skin is dry skin ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a good anti-itch cream for mosquito bites? What other methods should I use to treat mosquito bites that itch badly?

Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good anti itch cream. Other choice for mosquito bites which badly itch are anti-histamine oral tablets as well as hydrocotisone cream or in severe cases prednisone tablets. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

Yeast Infection: You must be reacting to the anti-itch cream. The vagina as you know is very sensitive to things. In the future use antihistamine pills for itching and leave the anti-itch creams for your skin or the garbage can. ...Read more

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Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc i used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Have a really bad razor burn all over my legs that itches like crazy bc i used an old razor. Anti-itch cream doesn't help. Help please!

Razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. > ...Read more

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Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

You can, but...: ...Whether it works will depend on the cause. If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription. ...Read more

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How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

Try moisturizer: The itching may be from dry skin and i would suggest that you apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing on a regular basis. If they get worse or not responding to moisturizer, see doctor . Gold Bond anti-itch may be helpful in controlling the itching. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?

See a dermatologist: Could be several things, mainly infection needs to be ruled out, cannot suuggest online, history and physical examination by a dermatologist or your doctor first is needed, good luck ...Read more

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Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

Prescription: Scabies is not treatable with over the counter products as opposed to head lice. Elimite (permethrin) is the most often used scabicide .It is effective and safe. Even after adequate treatment itching can persist for several days and may need a topical or internal sterojd to resolve the post scabies itching. ...Read more

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How can I make an anti-itch cream at home?

Crisco: Get cortisone powder and mix with crisco shortening this study was done in gainsville fl. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make anti-itch cream at home?

Unaware of any: There may be some homeopathic remedies.
I use over the counter cream and it works! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use anti-itch cream on my child?

Is it safe to use anti-itch cream on my child?

Yes: Small children have thinner skin, and are more sensitive to the effects of topical preparations. ...Read more

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Why does it burn when I add anti-itch cream to my vagina?

Why does it burn when I add anti-itch cream to my vagina?

Time for an exam: If you are itching and burning, then there is something wrong with the vagina. If the vaginal mucosa has become inflamed, then using over the counter anti itching medicine will probably not help and may cause burning. Call your doctor! ...Read more

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I have rashes on both side of my grion area it don't itch or burn do I have something I use anti itch cream

I have rashes on both side of my grion area it don't itch or burn do I have something I use anti itch cream

Maybe: Tough to say. Since you have tried over the counter meds to no avail, i would see a dr. For a clinical exam to get a proper diagnosis and see if you need a rx medication to treat the area. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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