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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: Insect bites, dermatitis – other mild skin conditions to help reduce itching & dry out lesions

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
What for???: Not a usual treatment for anything.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Calamine lotion: Should be applied directly to the affected portion of the skin and is NOT generally used in a bath! Is this a calamine "containing" bath preparation? ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Calamine lotion: it actually works better to use aveeno oatmeal bath in the bathtub rather than calamine lotion for itching. This comes in little packages at the drug ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: Not necessarily.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not unless allergic: Other than relieving an itch, calamine lotion should not have any effect on the skin. It would be very unusual to be allergic to calamine lotion but i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Not really: Calamine lotion is good for drying up itchy spots. You would be better off using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Calamine lotion will ease the itching of mosquito or other insect bites but it does nothing to prevent mosquito bites that are the cause of malaria in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: As do steariod creams otc of 1% or it may be .1%. I always keep some on hand. Works fast and no color or staining, easy and safe to use if ur sure the ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Zinc oxide...: Zinc oxide toxicity is possible with calamine lotion ingestion (in large amounts). Contact poison control immediately at 1-800-222-1222 to assess ris ... Read More
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