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Can you overdose on calamine lotion?

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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Does calamine lotion lose purpose after expiration date?

Expiration : Some products lose some of their effectiveness after expiration and many can become contaminated. ...Read more

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I have a bottle of calamine lotion that is about a year over its expiration date. Can I still use it?

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. ...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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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