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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Calamine (Definition)

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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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My Daughter is experiencing a heat rash, is calamine lotion safe to use? She's 3 weeks old

My Daughter is experiencing a heat rash, is calamine lotion safe to use? She's 3 weeks old

I wouldn't: A three-week old would get baby acne bases on age more often than heat rash. This process self clears over time & just needs to be kept clean. I find Calamine lotion is excessively drying and has very little use if any in modern treatment of skin problems. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?

What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?

See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile, have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. Then smear with something for dry skin. Ceramide creams from Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others are all nice. Also, rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream on arms and legs. When you go to the skin specialist bring everything you have used, including cleansers. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Safe!: Calamine lotion it is safe in children as long as it is applied topically. Apply 1-4 times/day as needed; reapply after bathing. Should not applied over open wounds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use calamine lotion on a 2 1/2 year old?

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 BP and Calamine lotion on my neck at the same time? I will apply moisturizer. Is it safe to do so? My neck have acnes.

Can I use BP and Calamine lotion on my neck at the same time? I will apply moisturizer. Is it safe to do so? My neck have acnes.

Calamine lotion: Is not a typical treatment for acne. Depending on the severity of your acne, you might want to wash with a BP wash, leaving the lather on for 1 minute before rinsing, and then apply adapalene gel. ...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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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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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 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

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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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Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

If the: Preparation you are using contains ALCOHOL it may burn on raw skin...READ THE LABEL!


Hope this helps!
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Can calamine lotion be used on your eyelid?

Calamine lotion: It can if need be, but do not get it in your eye, i.e on the cornea or conjunctiva. ...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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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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