Pros: small compacted like a chapstick tube, can drive at the same time
Cons: so far I can only find this at 99 cents only stores
The Bottom Line: Just roll on the stick to stop the itch, it works quickly and so simply, what took so long to make this product!
I have had eczema my entire life and it is the pits! My Health Maintenance Organization has a new Dermatologist and the paperwork to get approved to see this new guy has been held up for far too long. I cannot get prescriptions filled for Elidel or even the much needed and hated Prednisone.
This leaves me with purchasing over the counter creams, lotions, sprays and ointments to relieve the itches all over my body from the summer heat and stressful life I endure.
It was purely an accident that I came across the Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick. I should have purchased many of these roll on tubes at the mere price of ninety-nine cents, for now I must head back to the 99 cents only stores and stock up on these great little sticks.
The Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick is the size of a lip stick tube with white twist off top. The only downfall is that the lid does not slide into the unit to make driving a bit easier. I am able to hold on to the lid and maneuveur the stick up and down my arm during times I just cannot handle the itch.
The scent and sometime sting from the Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick is exactly like the Cortaid Intensive Therapy Cooling Spray, but the spray costs $6.99 and I am on my second bottle. The stick is portable and thus far lasting one week with almost daily use several times within those days.
The Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick is 0.23 fluid ounces containing 1% hydrocortisone. This is suitable for children over the age of two as well. It can be used for insect bites, eczema, cosmetics, skin irritations caused by soaps, detergents and jewelry. Also those with poison oak, sumac and ivy, contact dermatitis and psoriasis.
I get skin irritations on my wrist from wearing a watch. I switched to a bracelet kind and was rash free for a week or so before one developed again. Having the Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick available means I do not have to touch the area and basically just move the bracelet up my arm, roll the area and secure the lid back on the stick.
The surface has a light scent with a wet texture that dries in under a minute. There are times I roll too much on one arm and then just rub it onto the other with ease. I stick to the arms and ankles with the Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick and use the spray and Aveeno cream for the legs.
This is for external use only, not around eyes or for a diaper rash. Also the recommended dosage is 3-4 times daily. If you are using other products that contain hydrocortisone you will need to check with the pharmacist before using both. I do keep my creams in my refrigerator, except the spray and stick need to be at room temperature and out of reach of children.
The other ingredients are 55% alcohol, butylated hydroxytoluene, glycerin, methylparabed and purified water. Both the spray and stick have expiration dates imprinted on the bottom of the container. This stick is good until Feb, 2005.
The Cortaid FastStick Anti-Itch Roll-On Stick measures just under three inches and easily fits into a pant or shirt pocket for walking, camping and hikes, in case of an insect bites. The best part is the ease of rolling on the product and having the itch stop so you can get back to the business at hand. All this is possible without ever having to touch a cream, lotion or gel, thus having to stop and wash your hands. If only they had a longer stick that had a few fingers attached to it to get my backside!