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Caladryl Clear Helped the Itch but Dried with Thick Film


from Piedmont, NC

Comments about Caladryl Clear Lotion:

**Caladryl Clear** is an anti-itch lotion (although it seems like a gel to me) that helps sooth poison ivy itching and mosquito bites and decreases the oozing associated with poison ivy. It has two main active ingredients: pramoxine HCl 1%, which is a topical analgesic, and zinc acetate 1%, which is a skin protectant. It can be applied up to three to four times per day.

**What I like about Caladryl Clear:**

- It's clear, so you don't look like the Pink Panther after applying to numerous areas of the body.

- It does sooth the itching on contact.

- It helps with poison ivy oozing.

- It can be reapplied several times a day.

- It's not the most expensive thing on the market for itching.

- Dried film is easy to peel off.

**What I don't like about Caladryl Clear:**

- It tends to dry into a hard film, sort of similar to that chocolate stuff they pour on ice cream that gets hard. After a while, the hardened film tends to feel rather uncomfortable and seems to make the itching worse, or maybe it is just the original itching coming back.

- I think manufacturers of anti-itch topicals know that people who are itching are at their mercy. I think the price is a bit high.

- It only provides temporary relief.

- It doesn't make the poison ivy rash disappear.

**My Viewpoint:**

I have used Caladryl Clear for bug bites and poison ivy rashes. I have found that it does provide some temporary relief from the itching and I like that it is clear and convenient, but the relief is only temporary and the hard film tends to be irritating to my skin. Although it is less expensive than several of the anti-itch products, I found this product to be only average for the cost. I would recommend it with a few reservations as noted above.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Caladryl Says Good-bye to Itch


from Rocky Mount, NC

Comments about Caladryl Clear Lotion:

Caladryl clear does take the itch out without that pink color. I am so glad Parke-Davis made a clear product that does not stain clothes. Nobody wants to go out with pink spots!

Caladryl clear works very well on Poison Oak and Poison Ivey. My husband and my son get a full blown case of poison when they come in contact with it. It almost seems they can get it just by looking at the stuff.If they get poison in one spot, by morning it seems to have spread everywhere.I have discovered if I apply the Caladryl at first contact it does not spread as much. They both say it also stops the itch.

Caladryl is also good for insect bites.That is my department. I seem to be allergic to mosquitoes. I swell up and turn red at the site not to mention the itching. As soon as I realize I have been biten I grab the Caladryl. It not only stops the itch but it also decreases swelling and redness.

I keep a bottle of Caladryl in my medicine cabinet at all times and would recomend it to anyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Caladryl Clear for Itchy Rashes


from Eagle River, AK

Comments about Caladryl Clear Lotion:

Have you ever spent time working in your garden or yard, only to end up with a nasty, itchy rash as a reward?  Boy I have!  I have seasonal allergies, and often get itchy rashes on my arms or hands after working around weeds and bushes. 

Thank good ness for Caladryl Clear Lotion.  I love that this is not colored pink like the other version, so it leaves no colored marks on my skin, it absorbs well and is moisturizing as well as providing relief from an itchy rash.

Caladryl Clear contains 1% pramoxine HCL and 0.1% zinc acetate.  The pramoxine helps to relieve pain as it is an analgesic, and the zinc acetate is listed on the label as a skin protectant. The product comes in a 6 ounce bottle and only takes a small amount to bring relief from painful itching. 

The product claims to bring relief from itching caused not only by plants such as poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, but it also claims to work on insect bites, and minor cuts and skin irritations.  It can be applied up to four times a day.    Caladryl Clear does have a bit of a strong scent, it smells like camphor and mint.  I love that this goes on leaving no residue behind, and it starts to bring relief the same day it was applied.  The scent didn't last on my skin, so I was happy about that.  Overall, my viewpoint is that this product does work to help relieve the itch and pain from skin rashes. 


Saved my life and my skin


from Avondale, AZ

Comments about Caladryl Clear Lotion:

Caladryl Clear Lotion was a no- brainer for me when I at first tried a generic brand.  The store generic brand was wattery and did not stop the itch and sting of my bite. I was itching like crazy and needed relief.  And I really didnt want pink spots all over me again.  The store was offering another generic in the clear formula.  I was not going down that road again.  I am a mom on a budget and need to be cost effective, buying generics over and over again doesnt seem very cost effective to me.  Caladryl Clear Lotion it was this time around.  Let me tell you,  I could not have been happier.  This had a nice thick feel in comparison to the generic brand.  The smell was not terrible and most importantly it took the itch and sting out for a good amount of time.  It also kept my skin around the bite moisturized so it would help with the drying out that would make it more itchy and sensitive.  I only applied it a few times a day and I was good to go.  I would highly recomend this product for people who dont want to mess around and want to get the job done!


Caladryl clear takes the itch out of bug bites


from Circle Pines, MN

Comments about Caladryl Clear Lotion:

Caladryl Clear takes the itch out of bug bites instantly.  My kids love it cause they stop itching and I love it because it doesn't stain clothes like the pink stuff.  Being a mother of 2 boys, they were thrilled when I bought this because they didn't like having the pink stuff on where people could see it.  But they don't have a problem wearing the clear stuff.  Thanks for inproving on a great product by making it clear.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


I love this stuff.


from Leitchfield, KY

Comments about Caladryl Clear Lotion:

I use **Caladryl Clear Lotion **all the time. It works wonders for poison ivy, and insect bites, but I actually use it for razor burn, after I shave my legs or bikini area, I rub this on, let it dry and I have no problems throughout the day. It also keeps me from getting ingrown hairs and boils, due to scratching and festering up hairs) I have tried bikinizone, neutrogena, skin sensitive shave gel and other creams for razor burn, but nothing would work like this does. Caladryl Clear Lotion makes the itch and the redness go away in about 5-10 minutes. I would recommend this to anybody. This is a very inexpensive product and one bottle goes a long way if you use it correctly. It doesn't burn, stink, or stain your clothes (because it is completely clear) . And its safe to use almost anywhere on the body. I keep a bottle of this in the bathroom at all times. All my friends and family use it alot to.

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