DIPHENHYDRAMINE - TOPICAL
Common Brand Name(s): Benadryl
Phonetic Pronunciation: (dye-fen-HI-druh-meen)
Information last revised May 2010
What does DIPHENHYDRAMINE - TOPICAL look like?
Benadryl Extra Strength 2 %-0.1 % Topical Cream
Itch Relief 2 % Topical Gel
Wal-dryl Anti-Itch 2 % Topical Spray
Itch Relief 1 %-0.1 % Topical Cream
Wal-dryl Anti-Itch 2 %-0.1 % Topical Cream
Itch Relief 2 %-0.1 % Topical Cream
Itch Relief 2 % Topical Spray
This medication is used to temporarily relieve itching and pain caused by minor burns/cuts/scrapes, sunburn, insect bites, minor skin irritations, or rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. Diphenhydramine belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistamines. It works by blocking the effects of a certain natural substance (histamine) that causes itching. This product may also contain other ingredients (skin protectants such as zinc acetate) that help to dry the oozing and weeping caused by irritation from poisonous plants. Read the product package for more information. Depending on the brand and the form of diphenhydramine skin product you are using, the package information may state that its use is not recommended in children younger than 2, 6, or 12 years unless directed by the doctor. If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using this product to be sure it is right for you. (See also Precautions section.)
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