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    hydrocortisone vs Benedryl anti-itch cream
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    Geradine4733 posted:
    This is mosquito and insect time of the ear to add to allergies. What OTC itch cream is best? Is it maximum strength hydrocortisone 1% cream or diphenhydramine hydrochloride 2% cream (extra strength Benadry).

    My husband thinks the 1% hydrocortisone is more effective but I think the 2% Benedryl works better.

    We go to the doctor now and then. He gives us a prescription med that works best but it is expensive to go to the doctor. It is not bad enough right now so usually an OTC anti-itch works OK.
     
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    Aqua14 responded:
    I can only tell you what I and my son use -- Benadryl gel (I'm not sure of the concentration). The only thing to watch in using a topical Benadryl product is to make sure you're not also using Benadryl pills at the same time (the label has a warning on this).

    On the other hand, sometimes my son uses Corizone (brand name hydrocortisone).

    I guess you each have to use what works better for you individually.

    Hope these thoughts are somewhat helpful to you. Take care. Judy
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