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Can caladryl clear staph?

Can caladryl clear staph?

No: Caladryl is a combination of calamine lotion and topical benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is meant to calm itch, but does not contain an antibiotic that can clear a staph infection. Please see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

Caladryl (Definition)

Calamine is a skin-related agent. ...Read more


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Can caladryl clear help a staph infection? Help please?

Can caladryl clear help a staph infection? Help please?

Caladryl: Can help to relieve symptoms (like itching) but it does not have an antibiotic effect - so no, it won't clear a staph infection. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hives on my face by using aveeno oatmeal and caladryl clear?

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

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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?

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

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What can I do to help poison oak heal besides over-the-counter medicines and drugs like caladryl?

What can I do to help poison oak heal besides over-the-counter medicines and drugs like caladryl?

Topical steroids: Over the counter steroid creams such as Hydrocortisone are good for small and minor irritations. They should respond to a few days of twice a day topical application. Larger and more serious rashes might require something a bit more potent or even oral steroids. ...Read more

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Should I use caladryl or calamine?

Should I use caladryl or calamine?

Either: Both help to soothe itchy skin. Keep in mind though that caladryl does contain benedryl and that could cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if my grandad unknowingly swallowed caladryl?

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

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Can I use caladryl lotion for infants?

Can I use caladryl lotion for infants?

Maybe: Some find it helpful. I consider it too drying and generally don't recommend it in infants or toddlers. ...Read more

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SHOULD I USE CALADRYL FOR SHINGLES?

SHOULD I USE CALADRYL FOR SHINGLES?

No: The severe pain caused by varicella zoster lesions (shingles) is a nueropathically generated. Caladryl will do little to help. ...Read more

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What drys up bug bites better. Calamine or caladryl?

What drys up bug bites better. Calamine or caladryl?

Calamine or: Maybe even take an oatmeal bath. ..As an allergist I would say never use caladryl for anything.....Maybe take Allegra (fexofenadine) daily for a few days (read the label). And try 1% cortisone cream (-all over the counter))...And of course treat/clean the bed and bedding. ...Read more

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Can I use expired caladryl lotion (exp 9/2012)? Cant go shopping at this hour

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

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Can caladryl lotion cure athletes foot?

Can caladryl lotion cure athletes foot?

No: The lotion can reduce itching and soothe, but it will not cure athlete's foot. Keeping the feet clean and dry is the best prevention, but if advanced, you may require antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Can I use caladryl lotion for outside vagina itching?

You could: You could but I would not suggest it. Caladryl is a 'shake lotion'. That means you shake it up and apply and it gives you something to do.

At your age I would be thinking topical allergy, low estrogen or yeast infection. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is caladryl ok for chicken pox?

Shouldn't hurt: It might help with the itching, but it won't make the chicken pox go away any faster. ...Read more

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Should I use caladryl or cortisone for poison ivy?

Should I use caladryl or cortisone for poison ivy?

Cortisone: Cortisone is the best treatment. You may need a strong prescription. The otc cortisone is not very effective for bad cases of poison ivy. Calamine is better than caladryl. Allegra (fexofenadine) is a good antihistamine to decrease the itch. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and caladryl while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and caladryl while pregnant?

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

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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?

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?

Eczema: 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

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I am having an acne prone skin. What should I use for that purpose. Lacto calamine or caladryl?

I am having an acne prone skin. What should I use for that purpose. Lacto calamine or caladryl?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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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

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

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My son has a rash from cutter mosquito spray and I have given him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and caladryl. Why is it not subsiding?

My son has a rash from cutter mosquito spray and I have given him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and caladryl. Why is it not subsiding?

Contact allergy: He may have developed a contact allergy to the spray, use a topical steroid such as otc Hydrocortisone and if it does not help, ask his doctor for a stronger steroid cream. ...Read more

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Should I use calamine or Caladryl for incessant itching? I have an prescription for Hydroxizine Pamoate capsules but my skin still itches.

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

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What to do if I have a staph infection on my legs and face, can caladryl help?

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

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Is calahist safe for infants?

Not recommended: Calahist has a strong anti-itch medication which can be absorbed erratically in young children. I would not recommend it. It for use in children over 2 years old. ...Read more

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Is calahist lotion the same as calamine lotion?

Is calahist lotion the same as calamine lotion?

CALAHIST LOTION: CALAHIST LOTION IS CALAMINE LOTION WITH MANY MORE, EXTRA INGREDIENTS.
UNNECESSARY IN MY HUMBLE OPINION. ...Read more