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Calamine Lotion Cream
Red bums like rash from neck to butt very itchy has had em about 4 days tried benadryl (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream calamine lotion nothing seems to help?
Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
My wife has itching all over the body. Consulted a doctor last week. He prescribed diprovate cream and calamine lotion with liquid parafin. Not fine?
Try antihistamine: But if it doesn't work, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Its almost 1month that I hav skin allergy, I take already loratidine and put calamine lotion but still I suffer from itchiness what cream should aply?
Can I use 1% silver sulfadiazine cream of poison izy rash? If so, do I continue to use calamine lotion?
USELESS: Silver sulfadiazine will not relieve you in any way. Calamine lotion is barely effective. "Poison" ivy is a violent reaction which will occur only on those allergic to it and only where the sap came on the skin. A prescription strength cortisone is very effective. Clobetasol gel or augmented betamethasone cream, . OK to wash. No special soap makes any difference. Not contagious. Will not spread. ...Read more
What is better for a 1 year old calamine lotion or aveeno (oatmeal) anti itch cream. She has a rash/ hives that peak from time to time. How often is it ok to ap?
Avoid calamine: I find this too drying and often aggravates the process. Nothing you put on hives will affect their outcome, it is deep in the skin and triggered by some immune/allergic process. Aveeno (oatmeal) baths help with the itching and a long term antihistamine like zyrtec may help. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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