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Dr. Keith Ramsey Dr. Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is calamine lotion ok for babies?

Is calamine lotion ok for babies?

Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it. Others find it helpful.

Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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)

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is calamine lotion safe for infants?

Is calamine lotion safe for infants?

Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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A 4 month baby with G6PD can use calamine lotion or not?

A 4 month baby with G6PD can use calamine lotion or not?

Yes but....: Four month olds don't usually require calamine lotion. Depending on what you are treating, other options may be more appropriate.

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Dr. Shalini Sethi Dr. Sethi
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

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.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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!

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Can calamine lotion i.P use under of 1 year baby girl for skin problem?

Not recommended: Calamine is not really recommended. It would depend on the type of skin rash to decide what type of skin lotion or cream should be used. It's best to see a doctor to figure out what type of rash it is first.

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and calamine lotion together?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and calamine lotion together?

Yes: One is oral and one is topical. There will not be any interaction.

Dr. Katharine Garnier Dr. Garnier
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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After his fever subside, my 5month old baby starts to have lots of rashes all over him, will it go away or what should I apply? Calamine lotion?

After his fever subside, my 5month old baby starts to have lots of rashes all over him, will it go away or what should I apply? Calamine lotion?

Evaluation: In a young child, with the recent fever especially, I would recommend taking him in to see his doctor...Rashes may just be a reaction to the virus, or it could be something more serious, best to have your baby checked!

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. David Ziring Dr. Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Bing Shi Dr. Shi
Anesthesiology
34 years in practice
Xi'an Medical University
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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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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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.

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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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.