It is a topical lotion that soothes skin irritation and allergy. Its application has a cooling effect that eases the itching and burning sensation.
It protects the skin against rashes, prickly heat, sun burns and insect bites.
No, it does not treat any infection. Caladryl is a topical lotion that shields the affected area of the skin to help avoid an infection and accelerate healing.
Caladryl uses the following mechanism to treat skin irritation:
Step 1: It controls sweat thereby preventing the accumulation of moisture and formation of pus.
Step 2: It helps reduce redness, swelling and stops germs from breeding in the affected area.
Step 3: A physical barrier is formed over the affected area to protect it against irritants and allergens. This accelerates the healing process.
Caladryl contains Diphenhydramine and Calamine.
Diphenhydramine is a topical medication that eases redness, swelling and itch in the affected area.
Calamine checks the formation of pus or accumulation of fluid. It shields the skin to prevent further damage and speeds up healing.
Yes, Caladryl is very safe, and can be used on infants and kids. Pediatricians especially recommend Caladryl for skin irritation and allergies in children.
Caladryl should be applied 3-4 times a day. Though Caladryl is very safe and can be used for extended periods of time, we recommend continued usage for 2 weeks at a time.
Take the following precautions when using Caladryl:
NOTE: Caladryl should not be applied on an open wound.
Caladryl and Lacto Calamine differ in the following aspects:
Caladryl has a shelf life of 3 years form the month of manufacturing.