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Does calamine lotion help eczema

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Calamine lotion: Should be applied directly to the affected portion of the skin and is NOT generally used in a bath! Is this a calamine "containing" bath preparation?... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Calamine lotion is often used in children for itchy rashes. It is for external use only!
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
If the: Preparation you are using contains ALCOHOL it may burn on raw skin...READ THE LABEL! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Calamine Lotion: is for topical use only. It should not be taken orally.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bing Shi
Dr. Bing Shianswered
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: Calamine is either a mixture of zinc oxide (zno) with about 0.5% ferric oxide (fe2o3) or a zinc carbonate compound.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
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.