**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.