A 34-year-old male asked:
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a 4 month baby with g6pd can use calamine lotion or not?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Topical use (on the skin) of Calamine lotion is not a problem, even in kids with G6PD deficiency. Make sure no large areas of open skin, though.
Answered on Oct 9, 2020
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but....: Four month olds don't usually require calamine lotion. Depending on what you are treating, other options may be more appropriate.
Answered on Dec 27, 2018

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.Others find it helpful.
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