At a Glance: Caladryl Clear is a topical analgesic that provides temporary relief of itching and pain associated with rashes.
Details: Dry skin occurs when the 3 layers of the skin, the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis lose essential moisture and suppleness. Cancer treatment including chemo and radiation therapy may cause the skin to not only feel dry but also discolored, itchy, sensitive to the sun. Some chemo drugs like 5-FU can cause the skin to become dry, cracked and peeling. Sometimes there may even be slight bleeding in the skin covering joints such as the knuckles or elbows. Caladryl Clear is a topical analgesic and skin protectant lotion that provides drying action and itch relief.
Note: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice. Do not apply to radiation treatment area prior to radiation.