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Lately i've had skin rashes and itchiness. Should I use calamine lotion or aloe?

Lately i've had skin rashes and itchiness. Should I use calamine lotion or aloe?

Xerosis: Calamine lotion are great for viral exanthem! aloe vera are great for innate moisturizers and skin calming properties! apply as directed , regards! ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My daughter's skin gets rash whenever it is rain? Can I use calamine lotion for her? Thanks.

My daughter's skin gets rash whenever it is rain? Can I use calamine lotion for her? Thanks.

Rain~rash: if she has no allergies, calamine lotion can be used for minor skin irritations. Has she considered a career in meteorology? ...Read more

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Does calamine lotion on rashes work to stop the itch?

Does calamine lotion on rashes work to stop the itch?

Yes: As do steariod creams otc of 1% or it may be .1%. I always keep some on hand. Works fast and no color or staining, easy and safe to use if ur sure there is no infection. ...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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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...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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Hydrocortisone or calamine lotion after rash starts to dry up?

Hydrocortisone or calamine lotion after rash starts to dry up?

For poison ivy?: Since it is summer, & guessing by the way you phrase your question, you are asking what is the best way to treat allergic contact dermatitis. Calamine is not harmful, and may reduce the itch somewhat. I haven't found it helpful personally or professionally. Since rhus dermatitis is hypersensitivity, I'd go for topical steroids until the itching stops. Hydrocortisone or a little stronger (not face) ...Read more

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Went to park. Burrs thrown at me. Mildly itchy rash on back and shoulders, use allegra (fexofenadine) and calamine lotion, not helping. Respond asap?

Went to park. Burrs thrown at me. Mildly itchy rash on back and shoulders, use allegra (fexofenadine) and calamine lotion, not helping. Respond asap?

Best to ignore: The more you mess with it the more it will mess with you. Ignore it. It should get better no matter what you do. If you have to do something put otc cortisone cream on it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Calamine (Definition)

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