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will calamine lotion help shingles

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Shingles: near eyes is something you have to be VERY careful about. Please see your doctor ASAP if you have not seen one. He/she will help keep you and your e ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Shingles in the eyes requires PROMPT medical treatment. Forget the calamine & seek medical assessment.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Shingles : Consult with us to get an Rx for Acyclovir or Valcyclovir and other medicines to prevent post hermetic pain asap. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Who knows?: Calamine lotion is a placebo, not likely to either help or harm this. There is no experience or science on which to judge this. Check with the dermato ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience 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 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: At your local drug store.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CALAMINE LOTION BURN: CHECK THE INGREDIENTS. IF IT HAS MENTHOL IN IT, IT MAY BURN. GET THE PLAIN CALAMINE LOTION.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not unless allergic: Other than relieving an itch, calamine lotion should not have any effect on the skin. It would be very unusual to be allergic to calamine lotion but i ... Read More
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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: Insect bites, dermatitis – other mild skin conditions to help reduce itching & dry out lesions
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Calamine lotion will ease the itching of mosquito or other insect bites but it does nothing to prevent mosquito bites that are the cause of malaria in ... Read More

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