FAQ: Answers to Your Skincare Questions | Sarna

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, both Sarna Calm + Cool and Sarna Sensitive are steroid-free.

If a product is not labeled as steroid-free, then check the list of active ingredients. The most commonly found over-the-counter steroid ingredient is hydrocortisone. Products containing steroids are sometimes called “topical corticosteroids.” If you are still not sure whether a product contains steroids, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Both Sarna Calm + Cool and Sarna Sensitive are effective at temporarily relieving the pain and itch associated with minor burns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites, minor skin irritations and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

The active ingredient in Sarna Sensitive is specifically formulated for those with sensitive skin conditions. Sarna Sensitive contains 1% Pramoxine Hydrochloride to relieve itch associated with minor skin irritations.

Sarna Calm + Cool contains 1% Pramoxine Hydrochloride and 0.5% Menthol for effective itch and pain relief. 

Fragrance ingredients are a common cause of skin irritation in sensitive skin. Sarna Sensitive Anti-Itch Lotion was developed as a fragrance-free alternative for patients with itchy and sensitive skin.

As with any medication, ask a healthcare professional before using Sarna Lotions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

We do not recommend using Sarna products after they have expired. Please check the product lot number and expiration date.

We do not sell directly to consumers. Click here to find out where you can purchase Sarna in store and online.

Sarna products are sold in retail stores nationwide. Click here for a listing of retailers that carry Sarna products.

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