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Dr. Creighton Wright
101 doctors shared insights

Calamine (Overview)

Calamine is a skin-related agent.


Dr. Creighton Wright
101 doctors shared insights

Calamine (Overview)

Calamine is a skin-related agent.


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What's the difference between calamine and camomile lotions?

What's the difference between calamine and camomile lotions?

Different source: Calamine is usually a combination of a zinc and an iron oxide. It is helpful as a topical anti-itch treatment. Chamomile comes from certain plants and while it has also been used to treat mild itching it is also possible one can develop an allergy to some of the individual components, particularly if you are allergic to ragweed. ...Read more

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What is a good way to treat poison oak after exposure beside benedryl and calamine lotion?

What is a good way to treat poison oak after exposure beside benedryl and calamine lotion?

Poison oak: If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used. ...Read more

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Other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone) what can be used for itching?

Other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone) what can be used for itching?

Sarna: Over-the-counter anti-itch creams are everywhere and some are better than others. Sarna is topical pramoxine and can be quite helpful in alleviating itch. If the otc products don't help much, then prescription topical medications and oral medications can be very helpful to alleviate the itch. See your doctor if the otc products are not helping. ...Read more

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Does calamine lotion on rashes work to stop the itch?

Yes: As do steariod creams otc of 1% or it may be .1%. I always keep some on hand. Works fast and no color or staining, easy and safe to use if ur sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

Zinc oxide...: Zinc oxide toxicity is possible with calamine lotion ingestion (in large amounts). Contact poison control immediately at 1-800-222-1222 to assess risk and if any interventions are necessary. ...Read more

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Does lacto calamine have side effects?

Allergy: Just allergy to any of the individual components, which is rare. ...Read more