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Caladryl Clear Medication
Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hives on my face by using aveeno oatmeal and caladryl clear?
Unlikely: Hives are best treated by antihistamines taken by pill or liquid rather than topical (cream, ointment) treatment. Approved medications for treating hives are Zyrtec, Claritin and Allegra. They will provide relief without the usual side effect of drowsiness that comes with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If hives persists beyond 6 weeks, see an allergist as newly approved treatments are available. ...Read more
I have itches on my stomach, arm pit, and thoart. Small bumps appear and they itch like crazy. I have used caladryl clear and doesn't seem to work?
Allergic Reaction: You may be having an allergic reaction or angioedema / urticaria. Try OTC benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other anti histamines (H1 blockers). If no significant improvement, you will need more aggressive anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroids once your diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more
How much did he: Swallow? Take the bottle with you if going to the ER. Call them and ask about the antidote or call Poison Control for fast treatment. Make sure afterwards to keep it away and out of the medicine cabinet. So it doesn't happen again. Prevention! ...Read more
Expired meds: It is not recommended to use anything past the expiration date. Some medications can be bad for you however most are just not as potent as unexpired. ...Read more
Yes: That should not cause a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 11weeks pregnant and I have an itching sensation, particularly in the evenings in the past week or so. I am using caladryl lotion, please help.....
Caladryl Not known: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is categoryb which considered safe during pregnancy, but caladryl is not known. It is an otc topical and if you are now in your second or third trimester, it is a safer time to use if needed. It is concerning during first trimester because organs are being formed and thus higher risk of birth defects. Consult doc if you need meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more
Hi. My 4mons old baby had rashes during her 1st mons and was prescribed Desowen by her ped. It relieved the rashes only for a day. Can I use caladryl?
It appears your baby has dry skin condition and
calydryl OTC not as effective as Desonide that you have and lubrication i.e. aquafor, aveeno. Sometimes, if itching arises affecting eating or sleep one can add OTC
Benadryl 2 ml/cc orally every 8 hrs or at night. If it starts to ooze or scab, make virtual appt with health tap, welcome from Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
I have a red splotch on one breast about size of quarter. Has been there ten days. Hasn't changed much. Should I be concerned? I've put caladryl, etc
Get examined: The only way you will get an actual diagnosis is with an examination and direct visualization. Make sure that your exams and mammograms are up to date. ...Read more
My son has a rash from cutter mosquito spray and I have given him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and caladryl. Why is it not subsiding?
Should I use calamine or Caladryl for incessant itching? I have an prescription for Hydroxizine Pamoate capsules but my skin still itches.
Identify cause: My first concern would be to identify the cause of the itching. Incessant itching can be a symptom of underlying disease. Suggest your see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Staph infection: I would recommend seeing a doctor for the best treatment. You most likely need antibiotics - either topical or pills. Caladryl might help with some of the symptoms if the skin is irritated, since it contains calamine and pramoxine. I only see this as 'adjunctive' however, and I believe you need 'real' treatment. Hopefully your doc can guide you. ID docs are expert at treating Staph infections. ...Read more
Because of cold symptoms runny nose and post nasal drip, could I just nix the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and use caladryl for my rash?
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