Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Observant, Jewish and Very Crunchy in China
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Caladryl dries up the lesions which does 2 things : increases scarring and also blocks the toxins from exiting the body via the skin like they need to.
Wish I'd known this for my dd's case, it lasted far too long and everywhere I used the stuff (face, mostly, to pre-empt scratching, I assumed she would scratch) There is a little scarring but notably not on her trunk, where the worst lesions were but no lotion was used.
So in short I wouldn't recommend Caladryl.... Oatmeal bath is very soothing for that day or two where [there may or may not be] itching. My dd was 13 months old when she got CP. She did not itch or scratch herself at all, and she otherwise has always been sensitive to hot/cold, fabrics, sound, etc. so go figure.
Liora. Best way to reach me is FACEBOOK, search for "LioraP2". Jewish and Frum In Beijing, Mom of Three (mother of 3: #1 was vaccine injured at age 2m later dx with PDD-NOS, healed in 3 years with biomed. #2 unvaxed and healthy boy. #3 unvaxed amazing girl with Down syndrome using Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI) since infancy)