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calamine lotion for hives

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermographism: This is a subtype of the chronic physical urticarias. Treatment is generally non sedating histamine blockers in addition to avoiding scratching and ... Read More
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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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes : You can use it
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: Not necessarily.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cre ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms.
A 39-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 45-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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues afte ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it does not.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sure: The best thing I have found for insect bites is slice of onion on the bite...Now this may not be ok if the bite is near the meatus or pee hole. In gen ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Try: You can try it, but most topicals don't help and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax may work better. It does coat the area so you are less li ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Keep cooler: Heat rash usually resolves in a few days unless you continue to sweat too much. So dress in cooler clothes or remove a layer of clothes, blankets, et ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danica Schulte
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks li ... Read More
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A 49-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CALAHIST LOTION: CALAHIST LOTION IS CALAMINE LOTION WITH MANY MORE, EXTRA INGREDIENTS. UNNECESSARY IN MY HUMBLE OPINION.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure: Give it a try and see how much it helps.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
For poison ivy?: Since it is summer, & guessing by the way you phrase your question, you are asking what is the best way to treat allergic contact dermatitis. Cala ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No scar: Scabies should leave no scars.. The skin lesions will go away on their own without treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Safe: Those are nice choices, safe in most areas or most all ages.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really.: Best treatment for eczema would be avoidance of ALL irritants, regular moisturizing with a bland agent and application of topical steroids (strength d ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together ... Read More
A 56-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May help if itching.: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Conside ... Read More
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