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hi we have a 4 year old with chicken pox and the calamine lotion is said to have expired in august 2015, will this be ok?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: The date of use is designed to assure potency, so it may not be up to strength.However, I never recommend it anyway.I find it too drying and stinky.Vaseline makes an intensive care lotion that works okay, but I prefer just to keep the skin clean and let the kid soak in tepid water periodically to remove the sweat that makes them itch.
Answered on Apr 21, 2019

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Dr. Karen Butler
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Treat the symptoms. : Best thing for chicken pox is do not scratch or you will scar. So calomine lotion may help some. Just do not touch them
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Chicken pox: Yes. It may not necessarily help, but it certainly will not hurt.
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