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Calamine Lotion Safe
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
Just want to ask if calamine lotion is safe for my 17 mos baby. Hes wounds are not healing because of continous picking and scratching.Thanks?
Yes: Yes it's fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: One is oral and one is topical. There will not be any interaction. ...Read more
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.
My 14mo toddler has chicken pox. Is it safe to use calamine lotion along with Mupirocin (Bactroban) on the blisters/spots?
Expiration : Some products lose some of their effectiveness after expiration and many can become contaminated. ...Read more
Not: really.Get a more detailed answer ›
Calamine: In the over the counter medication section. ...Read more
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
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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