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Calahist Medicated Calamine Lotion
I have anal itching. Today I bought walgreens calahist medicated calamine lotion, but it says external use only. Can I use it on my anus?
No: Directions for caladryl indicate not for anal use. Preparation h or anusol would be a better option.
Calamine tends to: Dry out skin. Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered.
Wash with soap.: Wash with mild soap and water and rinse well. Cover with a clean bandage.See 1 more doctor answer
Calamine lotion: Calamine is used to help with itching associated with topical allergies, insect bites and such. The medication is effective for around 3-6 hours after application. It is recommended you remove it after that time to avoid dryness and pluging of your pores if you have tendency to have acne in the area you applied it.
Just want to ask if calamine lotion is safe for my 17 mos baby. He's wounds are not healing because of continous picking and scratching. Thanks?
Expiration: Some products lose some of their effectiveness after expiration and many can become contaminated.
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Calamine: In the over the counter medication section.
I have a bottle of calamine lotion that is about a year over its expiration date. Can I still use it?
I suppose: The expiration date is there as an indicator of potency. Use after that date implies that the ingredients have broken down and will be less effective. The breakdown products are unlikely to produce a significant injury. I never liked this lotion anyway. I consider it too drying and of little benefit beyond giving you something to do.
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