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Benadryl Anti-Itch Cream vs Lanacane
Benadryl Anti-Itch Cream
Benadryl anti-itch cream is great for relieving dry and itchy skin. Benadryl cream works well. I have tried others, but some did not help and did not have any or much of an effect. I have tried the original, the extra strength, the medicated anti-ictch creams, and they all worked well for me. Benadryl costs more than the store brands, because of Benadryl is a name brand. Generic brands can save money, and they work the same as the name brand. The conditions Benadryl and the store brands relieves are all listed on the packaging and the tube the cream comes in. The cautions are also listed. The anti-itch creams only relieve itching temporarily. It is advisable to consult a physician before using the cream longer than what is recommended, and for certain conditions, such as (chicken pox and the measles), which are listed on the packaging. Anti-itch products are used for minor irritations, insect bites, rashes, poison ivy, oak, sumac, minor burns, scrapes, and minor cuts. Following directions is important for safety. Benadryl and the other anti-itch creams are for ages 2 and up. For children under the age of 2 a physician need to be consulted before using, and for children with chicken pox and measles. Benadryl and store brands like Benadryl all contain diphenhydramine, and the warning lablels on the products say do not to use the product if you are taking other medications that contain diphenhydramine. The anti-itch creams will help dry the effects of poison ivy, oak, and sumac, such as the oozing and weeping caused by poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
Some drugs work on some people, but may not have the same effect on other people. It all depends on the individual and what works for them.
Benadryl and Store Brands
There are many anti-itch products on the market today, but the ones I found most useful are Benadryl and the store brands. I have tried Lanacane, but it did not work for me. It worked well for my mother, who used it. Hands can get dry and itchy, especially in the wintertime, which is bothersome. It helps to use anti-itch cream to help relieve the itching. I had hands that were dry and itchy, and I tried lotion, but my hands just seemed to itch even worse. I had to wash the hand lotion off immediately, because of the intense itching. Now I apply the anti-itch cream first, then use the lotion.
Benadryl is a great product to use for minor irritations and itching. Benadryl cost more than the store brands, but the stores brands are less expensive and work about the same as Benadryl. I have used store brands from Shopko, Fareway (grocery store), Dollar General and Wal-Mart. Their brands have all worked great, as well as Benadryl. The Benadryl anti-itch product, also, comes in a pump. Anti-itch products are great when they work. Anti-itch products help give relief to irritations and itching, that are both uncomfortable and sometimes intolerable.