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I have tried just about every product on the market that is touted as relieving itch and pain associated with either eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. Besides the items specifically geared for my skin condition, I also purchase and try anything that claims to work on dry skin and itching.
I would not suggest using the Cortaid Intensive Therapy Cooling Spray on a fresh rash that was just scratched or is close to raw. This will bring on a burning sensation, but only for a moment before the magic begins and the itching subsides. The spray goes on in a clear wet mist that dries quickly. I have noticed one time the liquid started running down my leg, and the few times it burned I was able to place my hand on the area to stop this immediately.
The initial scent from spraying on my leg or arm is a medicine type, but it quickly fades. Also I have touched the area after being sprayed and it was a bit sticky feeling. This was gone after awhile, but if you use the Cortaid Intensive Therapy Cooling Spray on your leg and then put on your pants this could be bothersome. I get better results when I am wearing shorts and I did not stick to the chair.
I do agree with the Intensive Therapy being used in the name, but cooling spray is not exactly accurate with my experience. There is relief with the desire to itch disappearing soon after spraying and there is no residue on your hands to wash off and no need to touch the area you just sprayed. The area on my wrist with the rash from wearing a watch has healed with no burning sensation noted while spraying on the area. One spray does get a fairly large area, but there is no mention of how many sprays is considered for a dose, so I assume only one spray for each section.
The price is higher than creams and ointments, but it lasts a lot longer and there is no mess to deal with.
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