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can calamine lotion be used for groin heat rash

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: A three week old would get baby acne bases on age more often than heat rash. This process self clears over time & just needs to be kept clean. I f ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I would not: At 1 mo it is more likely a temporary condition called baby acne triggered by hormones that came over during pregnancy. It will self heal if you keep ... Read More
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
No!: Newborns and young babies have rashes pretty often. Many do not need any treatment at all but "tincture of time," and go away on their own. If it is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungal: Likely a fungal infection. Try terbinafine cream (available OTC) for 1 week. If not better seek medical advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
41 years experience Gynecology
Intertrigo: Is when moist, opposing skin surfaces contact each other and allow yeast and subsequent inflammation to occur. Mytrex cream and antiperspirants will ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
45 years experience Family Medicine
Go too see a Dermato: Many condition like eczema tinea, dermtitis.Meantime for itchin use bensdryl and apply Hydrocortisone cream.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: For itching from heat rash, the best thing to do is prevent it by keeping him cool and dry. Put him in light clothing and avoid overheating when possi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: You could try it. It will be soothing. You may have to wait until the rash heals on its own.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Calamine lotion: Calamine lotion is the most commonly used.
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