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calamine lotion cream

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash: Calamine will hydrate the skin and soothe it, Hydrocortisone will treat the inflammation, they both help in different ways.
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Rash: Hydrocortisone relieves itch and reduces redness.

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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
USELESS: Silver sulfadiazine will not relieve you in any way. Calamine lotion is barely effective. "Poison" ivy is a violent reaction which will occur only on ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Steroid cream: Depending on what area of the body is affected, topical steroids of different potencies can be used for the rash. Most important is to find the offend ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Try antihistamine: But if it doesn't work, consult a dermatologist.
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid calamine: I find this too drying and often aggravates the process. Nothing you put on hives will affect their outcome, it is deep in the skin and triggered by s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: Not necessarily.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.Others find it helpful.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.

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