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Is calamine lotion good for back acne. If it is how long till results?

Poor choice: Get something that really works. Acne is a serious, chronic non-lifestyle-related illness that can be a major problem. On the trunk, it usually requires systemic treatment. Your personal physician can be your guide here; you might start on tetracycline 500 2x/day plus a topical like benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative. If severe & you're offered isotretinoin, consider it seriously. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

Get a real Rx: Calamine lotion will disappoint you. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If this does not clear you in two weeks, see your physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's a major personal and professional liability. Use "pop" remedies only as an adjunct. ...Read more

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How can you use calamine lotion for acne?

How can you use calamine lotion for acne?

Bad choice: This will just make you look worse. Acne is best treated with topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. All acne can be managed, though the only cure is time. ...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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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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Is it possible for calamine lotion to get rid of acne scars?

Is it possible for calamine lotion to get rid of acne scars?

No: Calamine will soothe the skin but has little therapeutic value in treating acne scars. ...Read more

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Can calomine lotion help with acne scars?

No: Calamine lotion is just a soothing agent that helps with itchiness. It won't do anything for the acne. ...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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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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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good way to treat poison oak after exposure beside benedryl and calamine lotion?

What is a good way to treat poison oak after exposure beside benedryl and calamine lotion?

Poison oak: If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used. ...Read more

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I'm suffring from chicken pox. Dr gave me cefuroxime axtil, loratadine, calamine lotion and paracitamol. Is it good for me?

I'm suffring from chicken pox. Dr gave me cefuroxime axtil, loratadine, calamine lotion and paracitamol. Is it good for me?

Treat the symptoms.: Best thing for chicken pox is do not scratch or you will scar. So calomine lotion may help some. Just do not touch them ...Read more

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Can you overdose on calamine lotion?

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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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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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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Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Try: You can try it, but most topicals don't help and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax may work better. It does coat the area so you are less likely to touch/scratch it. All the best. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is calamine lotion the same as benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is calamine lotion the same as benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Caladryl has Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it but calamine does not. Do not use caladryl or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion on your skin because they may sensitize you or make you allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine). A nice tip - put calamine lotion in the fridge before using it - it will soothe more if it is cold. ...Read more

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Can Calamine lotion be used for urticaria at children 6m+? Thank doctors.

Determine cause: It is important to determine the cause of the urticarial. For example, if there is a trigger such as certain foods, antibiotics etc. Your physician can order a CAP panel after obtaining a detailed history of possible triggers.

Calamine can be used to soothe the skin, an antihistamine topical lotion can also be used three to four times per day. ...Read more

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My baby has roseola. Is calamine lotion ok to use on his skin? How often can we use it?

My baby has roseola. Is calamine lotion ok to use on his skin? How often can we use it?

Leave it alone: I find calamine stinks enough to trigger nasal congestion in small kids and excessively drying. Roseola is a process that comes up from within the skin and does not benefit from any topically applied medication. The rash will clear on its own timetable without any help. ...Read more

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What to do if I put calamine lotion on my face, my face has been burning for days. Help please?

See you dermatologis: I cannot tell how badly your skin has been affected, so you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can calamine lotion be used on your eyelid?

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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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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