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I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?

I applied permethrin an hour ago. It soothed the itching and the hives I have from an allergic reaction to another medication. May I apply calamine or?

I would avoid it: I find calamine would be excessively drying & may add to your itching problem. AA cool compress applied to the more irritated areas can quell itching & a thin layer of 1% hydrocortisone cream may reduce the irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Calamine (Definition)

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Is calamine good for bites?

Is calamine good for bites?

Yes: It can be helpful for insect bites & poison ivies. ...Read more

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Is calamine a physical sunscreen?

Is calamine a physical sunscreen?

There is a calamine: Product called Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 that can be used for that purpose. I do not know how effective regular calamine lotion is as a sunscreen. ...Read more

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Should I use caladryl or calamine?

Either: Both help to soothe itchy skin. Keep in mind though that caladryl does contain benedryl and that could cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can I use calamine on sunburn?

Can I use calamine on sunburn?

Calamine: I use it. If there are blisters, it is a second degree burn. In that case you need to see an md. ...Read more

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Does lacto calamine have side effects?

Allergy: Just allergy to any of the individual components, which is rare. ...Read more

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Permetrin and calamine do they mix well?

Permetrin and calamine do they mix well?

Should be fine: I do not see a problem with combining permethrin cream and calamine lotion. It may even provide some benefit in spreading the permethrin more evenly over your skin as you are treating the infection from scabies or lice. ...Read more

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What's the difference between calamine and camomile lotions?

Different source: Calamine is usually a combination of a zinc and an iron oxide. It is helpful as a topical anti-itch treatment. Chamomile comes from certain plants and while it has also been used to treat mild itching it is also possible one can develop an allergy to some of the individual components, particularly if you are allergic to ragweed. ...Read more

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Can you put calamine lo kotion on vagina?

Yes: But why would you?? Do not expect it to do anything useful for you. If you have symptoms, see a Dr to define the situation and prescribe the best remedy. ...Read more

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Calamine for dry scaly skin, ok?

Calamine for dry scaly skin, ok?

Will make it worse: Calamine lotion is drying and cooling. For dry skin there are dozens of ointment and creams OTC. ...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 stop the itch of mosquito bites?

Yes: Zinc oxide and benedryl topically does provide some relief from itching. ...Read more

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What drys up bug bites better. Calamine or caladryl?

Calamine or: Maybe even take an oatmeal bath. ..As an allergist I would say never use caladryl for anything.....Maybe take Allegra (fexofenadine) daily for a few days (read the label). And try 1% cortisone cream (-all over the counter))...And of course treat/clean the bed and bedding. ...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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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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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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Why is calamine solution applied on the skin where an ant bites?

Neutralization: Calamine solution contains zinc carbonate (basic ph) and ant's sting contains formic acid. The reaction between the acid and the base neutralizes the effect of the sting. Taking an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin and applying a topical steroid cream also help. ...Read more