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Itch (Latin: pruritus) is a Wikt:sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to class...
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Benadryl vs Caladryl

Benadryl
VS.
Caladryl
Other name: Unisom Unisom
Other name: Aveeno Aveeno
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.1
Concern level
2.9
Helpfulness
for Itching
3.9
Concern level
2.1
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Nausea
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Withdrawal*
Not Sleeping*
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Itching
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Method of use:
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Method of use:
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Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl...
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Pramocaine (International Nonproprietary Name and British Approved Name, also known as pramoxine) is a topical anesthetic used as an antipruritic.The popular itch cream Gold Bond uses pramocaine hydrochloride to numb sensitive skin as well as does ...
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Addiction
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Tingling
2
Wheezing
2
Chicken Pox
2
Paranoia
2
Diabetes
2
Joint Pain
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Mouth
1
Contractions
1
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Freckles
1
Injection Site Reactions
1
Diabetes
1
Nocturia
1
Staph Infection
1
Contractions
1
Clotting Disorder
1
Hypoglycemia
1
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1
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About Benadryl
Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl...
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Pramocaine (International Nonproprietary Name and British Approved Name, also known as pramoxine) is a topical anesthetic used as an antipruritic.The popular itch cream Gold Bond uses pramocaine hydrochloride to numb sensitive skin as well as does ...
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and bumps. It's really stinky though. Benedryl helps...
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" ...rash has spread to my legs. Caladryl lotion has helped, and I have been ...capsules to rub on my belly which has reduced the redness and bumps. It's really stinky though. Benedryl helps me sleep at... "

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Sharon- I took Benadryl last night and it helped with the...
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" Hi Sharon- I took Benadryl last night and it helped with the itching. I also put Caladryl lotion on my back which helped some since it has ...an analgesic in it. I think some people on here went on... "

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Doc told me to take benedryl and that it was ok to...
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" ...doctor this morning I had a rash all over my neck ears chest ...stomach. It was spreading. Doc told me to take benedryl and that it was ok to take caladryl its kept me... "

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e hives (so, I'm allergic to benadryl when given in large do...
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" ...Also, be careful about giving benadryl by mouth AND topically. When ...a kid, my parents gave me benadryl by mouth and put caladryl lotion on my chicken ...the hives (so, I'm allergic to benadryl when... "

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doctor said to sparingly use Benadryl to help me sleep and...
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" ...Friday and I've been miserable ever since. My doctor said to sparingly use Benadryl to help me sleep and Caladryl topically. It hasn't helped at all which is why I'm awake right... "

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surgery. Benadryl helped some and I also used Caladryl...
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" I had a horrible rash primarily on my back and a little on my chest. They were pimple like and very itchy! It took almost 3 weeks for it to completely go away. I am not sure what it was from but... "

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my last pg. Caladryl did nothing for me. I was referred to...
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" ...PUPPS with my last pg. Caladryl did nothing for me. I was referred to a dermatologist. He gave me Benedryl (to use sparingly) and a wonderful ointment made from hydrocortisone ...During the day, I used... "

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owhere else! I put on Caladryl and they went away. After a r...
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" ...- but nowhere else! I put on Caladryl and they went away. After a regular dinner(hamburger, ...at 3 am. with the welts all over her arms and legs ...chest) This time I gave her Benadryl and they went away -... "

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and use either the benadryl cream or even caladryl......
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" ...says for me to take benadryl and use either the benadryl cream or even caladryl... ...make the entire problem go away. and caladryl dries it out even more... so that doesn't work since they aren't... "

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I have been trying caladryl but it doesn't help. Aloe helps...
" I now have a horrible sun rash. How frustrating! It is ...reaction from the sun. I have been trying caladryl but it doesn't help. Aloe helps a little. Benadryl did nothing. I took a Benadryl before bed... "

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