A 46-year-old member asked:
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will calamine lotion reduce risk of malaria?

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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 endemic areas.
Answered on Oct 12, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine: will not deter mosquitoes. So no, it doesn't reduce malaria risk.
Answered on Oct 12, 2014

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Calamine: At your local drug store.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.Others find it helpful.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.
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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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