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

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?

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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Would could be the side effects of calamine lotion and halcinonide solutions (when mixed together) and apply on the skin?

Would could be the side effects of calamine lotion and halcinonide solutions (when mixed together) and apply on the skin?

Steroid side effects: Calamine usually does not cause skin side effects other than irritation in rare cases. Steroids can cause skin atrophy, lightening of the skin and stretch marks from overuse. Discuss these and other potential side effects with your physician. ...Read more

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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! ...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 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 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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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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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!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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