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does calamine lotion help ringworm

A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ring worm: Tinea corporis (ring worm) is a fungal infection, and there are several over the counter medications/creams that my help. Calamine lotion is drying a ... Read More
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
31 years experience Pediatrics
Clotrimazole: Calamine may help ringworm (Tinea Corporis) but this skin condition is best treated by clotrimazole, sold over the counter as Lotrimin and other brand ... Read More
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A 68-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 22-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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Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Calamine lotion: No.
A 31-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 43-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CALAMINE LOTION BURN: CALAMINE LOTION BURNS? IT MAY HAVE OTHER INGREDIENTS IN IT LIKE PHENOL, MENTHOL OR CAMPHOR, ETC. GET THE PLAIN CALAMINE LOTION.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CALAHIST LOTION: CALAHIST LOTION IS CALAMINE LOTION WITH MANY MORE, EXTRA INGREDIENTS. UNNECESSARY IN MY HUMBLE OPINION.
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A 42-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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
A 31-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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