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A 53-year-old male asked:

Can i use calamine lotion on the itchy rashes from a diagnosed staph infection?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Sure: Itchy rash may be benefitted from calamine especially if it is the phenolated variety. This also keeps you from tearing fragile skin. If the cause is skin infection and that skin is involved/broken, it may may become irritated by the lotion.
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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, you may use Calamine lotion for the itchy rash. Make sure you complete the treatment for the Staph infection.
Feb 16, 2021
Last updated Feb 16, 2021

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