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So eveytime I scratch myself I break out in really bad hives. And than I can't stop itching until I take calamine lotion. It actually leaves purple?

So eveytime I scratch myself I break out in really bad hives. And than I can't stop itching until I take calamine lotion. It actually leaves purple?

Dermographism: This is a subtype of the chronic physical urticarias. Treatment is generally non sedating histamine blockers in addition to avoiding scratching and triggers of skin scratching. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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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?

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

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Can Calamine lotion be used for urticaria at children 6m+? Thank doctors.

Can Calamine lotion be used for urticaria at children 6m+? Thank doctors.

Determine cause: It is important to determine the cause of the urticarial. For example, if there is a trigger such as certain foods, antibiotics etc. Your physician can order a CAP panel after obtaining a detailed history of possible triggers.

Calamine can be used to soothe the skin, an antihistamine topical lotion can also be used three to four times per day. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion side effects on skin?

Calamine lotion side effects on skin?

Not unless allergic: Other than relieving an itch, calamine lotion should not have any effect on the skin. It would be very unusual to be allergic to calamine lotion but it is theoretically possible, so if your skin seems more irritated, red, itchy or uncomfortable after using calamine lotion, stop using it and avoid it in the future. More likely would be effects from whatever rash you were using the calamine to treat. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for oncoming pimple?

Calamine lotion good for oncoming pimple?

Not really: Calamine lotion is good for drying up itchy spots. You would be better off using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. ...Read more

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Will calamine lotion reduce risk of malaria?

Will calamine lotion reduce risk of malaria?

NO: Calamine lotion will ease the itching of mosquito or other insect bites but it does nothing to prevent mosquito bites that are the cause of malaria in endemic areas. ...Read more

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How much calamine lotion in a bath for an adult?

How much calamine lotion in a bath for an adult?

Calamine lotion: It actually works better to use aveeno oatmeal bath in the bathtub rather than calamine lotion for itching. This comes in little packages at the drug store. Calamine lotion doesn't mix very well and causes a huge mess. ...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 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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Is it safe to use calamine lotion on a 2 1/2 year old?

Yes: Calamine lotion is often used in children for itchy rashes. It is for external use only! ...Read more

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Can I use calamine lotion for bug bites on my 9 month old?

Hydrocortisone 1% cr: For bug bites I would use otc hydrocortisone 1% cream for itching. Avoid the face if possible. ...Read more

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Can I apply calamine lotion for baby under 6m gets eczema? Thanks

Can I apply calamine lotion for baby under 6m gets eczema? Thanks

Sure: I don't see why not but you may consider a topical steroid per your doctor and investigate what is causing the rash (food, medinces etc) ...Read more

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How frequently should I apply calamine lotion if I have chickenpox?

I don't advise it: I probably just find the stuff revolting because of the smell but don't find it helpful. I think it drys the skin too much & leads to other pbs. I do recommend benedryl lotion applies as needed and an occasional oatmeal bath to deal with the itching. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue to apply calamine lotion after salicylic acid?

Calamine & Sal Acid: The combination of both topical medications can cause increased dryness or irritation. I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Is Calamine Lotion good for eczema? If so, should I apply other moisturisers before/after/not-at-all?

Is Calamine Lotion good for eczema? If so, should I apply other moisturisers before/after/not-at-all?

Not really.: Best treatment for eczema would be avoidance of ALL irritants, regular moisturizing with a bland agent and application of topical steroids (strength dependent upon location and severity of rash) as needed. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on calamine lotion?

Calamine Lotion: Is for topical use only. It should not be taken orally. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine found in calamine lotion?

No: Calamine is either a mixture of zinc oxide (zno) with about 0.5% ferric oxide (fe2o3) or a zinc carbonate compound. ...Read more

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Is calamine lotion safe to use on babies?

Is calamine lotion safe to use on babies?

No: The only thing calamine lotion will help with is drying up blisters. If there are blisters, then put it only on the blisters and not the normal skin. ...Read more

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Is calamine lotion okay to use on sunburn?

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

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What does it mean if calamine lotion burns?

What does it mean if calamine lotion burns?

CALAMINE LOTION BURN: CHECK THE INGREDIENTS.
IF IT HAS MENTHOL IN IT, IT MAY BURN.
GET THE PLAIN CALAMINE LOTION. ...Read more

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Why is the calamine lotion burning on contact?

CALAMINE LOTION BURN: CALAMINE LOTION BURNS?
IT MAY HAVE OTHER INGREDIENTS IN IT LIKE PHENOL, MENTHOL OR CAMPHOR, ETC.
GET THE PLAIN CALAMINE LOTION. ...Read more

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Is calahist lotion the same as calamine lotion?

CALAHIST LOTION: CALAHIST LOTION IS CALAMINE LOTION WITH MANY MORE, EXTRA INGREDIENTS.
UNNECESSARY IN MY HUMBLE OPINION. ...Read more

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Do I have to wash calamine lotion off after applying it? I have many small acnes on my back

Do I have to wash calamine lotion off after applying it? I have many small acnes on my back

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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Calamine (Definition)

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