What is Caladryl® Soothing Lotion?
Caladryl® calamine Lotion is used for the treatment of dermatitis and itching. It relieves pain, itching, and discomfort caused by minor skin irritations. It also soothes itchy and irritated skin by causing a cooling sensation. Caladryl® calamine Lotion is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying for this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased.
If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean. Always shake the bottle well before applying and apply it to the area evenly. Avoid getting it on the mouth, eyes, or nose. In case of accidental ingestion, contact your doctor for guidance. This medicine is generally safe and does not usually cause any side effects. However, seek immediate medical attention if you experience any severe allergic reactions after using the medicine. Consult your doctor if the condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days. Ask a doctor before using it on children 6 months of age.
Dermatitis refers to the inflammation of the skin. Caladryl® calamine Lotion is effective in treating skin conditions with inflammation and irritation such as dermatitis. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. It reduces the redness, rash, pain, or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. This improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. You should always use it as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.
Caladryl® active components
Calamine 8% – has mild astringent and antipruritic actions. Calamine is an anti-itch medication that works by causing a cooling sensation as it evaporates on your skin. This medication is used to relieve pain, itching, and discomfort from minor skin irritations such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. It also helps to dry the oozing and weeping caused by irritation due to these plants.
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 1% – a topical analgesic, an antihistamine that works to relieve your allergies when you need it most. Topical use of Diphenhydramine temporarily relieves pain and itching associated with insect bites, minor burns, sunburn, minor skin irritations, minor cuts, scrapes, and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.