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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: Calamine lotion is good if they itch.

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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine Lotion: is for topical use only. It should not be taken orally.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bing Shi
Dr. Bing Shi answered
37 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Calamine is either a mixture of zinc oxide (zno) with about 0.5% ferric oxide (fe2o3) or a zinc carbonate compound.
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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 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (amb ... Read More
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. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Won't help: It's for fungi and won't touch the propionobacteria that cause acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your pe ... Read More
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad choice: This will just make you look worse. Acne is best treated with topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. All ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is not a: Steroid cream. It is used to kill scabies.
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Zovirax (acyclovir): However systemic or internal treatment is a better choice because the virus is under the skin in the nerve root. Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex (valacyclo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: A sunburn is not a bacterial infection. Clindamycin lotion is for bacterial infections.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Face and cortisone: Yes, but it is important to not use it as a long term treatment. Very common to use it on face for 1-2 weeks if needed for a dermatitis.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No: Calamine will soothe the skin but has little therapeutic value in treating acne scars.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Varies: See a dermatologist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Phimosis: Topical steroids are not routinely used for phimosis and are not particularly effective in this condition.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: Poison ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis, caused by ivy and certain other plants, like sumac and mango. If you are allergic to these plants, even ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
1 to 3 days: It takes 1to3 days from the time you are infected and the rash to appear.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
No: Topical steroids to treat acne are a bad idea. They may seem to work initially, but they will often create a dependency that makes it very difficult ... Read More

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