What’s Inside Caladryl Will Not Make You Hallucinate
Summer means outdoor barbecues—and the mosquitoes that smell the CO2 we exhale. Long outdoor hikes—and the caress of poison ivy as you head up a narrow trail. The perennial solution to all of the season’s dermatological woes: Caladryl, the soothing pink goo you probably remember from your childhood. (There’s a clear version too, but why would you want to use that when you can spread bubblegum-colored lotion all over?) Most people know the stuff starts with calamine. But it actually includes a bunch of other itch-relieving ingredients—each of which takes a different approach to easing the urge to scratch.
SD Alcohol 38-B
Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol
Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea
Hypromellose, Xanthan Gum
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