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calamine lotion uses eczema

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: This is safe.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it does not.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
CALAHIST LOTION: CALAHIST LOTION IS CALAMINE LOTION WITH MANY MORE, EXTRA INGREDIENTS. UNNECESSARY IN MY HUMBLE OPINION.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in 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 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in 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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: For eczema you will generally require a topical steroid. The required potency of the steroid will depend upon how inflammed the lesion appears to be, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cecile Del mundo
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sumburn and eczema: For sunburn i would use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream , treat the skin as first degree burn once it is healed then you can resume the cortison ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Better than both: depends how sever rash you have. If not severe and not oozing hydrocortisone cream 1% can be obtained OTC if sever see PCP. Domeboro is helpful for oo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Different: Epiceram is barrier repair cream and has no antiinflammatory properties. These are often used in combination to quiet eczema.Once improved the epicera ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: to find out the potential causes. You can only control the problem by understanding what may be causing the itch.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Cnep: Dml lotion is of no use in acne.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Be careful not to get it into your eyes-rinse thoroughly!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Not the best option: Low potency topical steroids like Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream can help with the inflammation around the lips when they are chapped. Th ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get a real Rx: Calamine lotion will disappoint you. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If this does not clear you in two weeks, see your ... Read More

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