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calamine lotion uses eczema

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Sure: I don't see why not but you may consider a topical steroid per your doctor and investigate what is causing the rash (food,medinces etc)
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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 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: This is safe.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I suppose: The expiration date is there as an indicator of potency.Use after that date implies that the ingredients have broken down and will be less effective. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Hydrocortisone 1% cr: For bug bites I would use otc hydrocortisone 1% cream for itching. Avoid the face if possible.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Topical use (on the skin) of Calamine lotion is not a problem, even in kids with G6PD deficiency. Make sure no large areas of open skin, though.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
No: The only thing calamine lotion will help with is drying up blisters. If there are blisters, then put it only on the blisters and not the normal skin.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine tends to: Dry out skin. Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to ... Read More
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

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