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A 30-year-old female asked about a 93-year-old female:

Use sarna lotion on her. today its stinging and continues to make her itchy. it's not red or swollen i stop using it. could her skin be resistant?

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Dr. Anthony Nikko
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Sarna use: Sarna contains menthol (0.5%) and camphor (0.5%) which some people may not tolerate or could sting if there is any open skin. It is designed to help a "general itch" from dry skin, insect bites, sunburn or contact with poison ivy/oak/sumac. First try using a thick moisturizing cream (CeraVe) or emollient (Aquaphor), and you may need to see a dermatologist for a prescription if it doesn't improve.
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