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A 53-year-old male asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 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.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine 29 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

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