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Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?

Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?

Shingles: Consult with us to get an Rx for Acyclovir or Valcyclovir and other medicines to prevent post hermetic pain asap. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...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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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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Calamine lotion side effects on skin?

Calamine lotion side effects on skin?

Not unless allergic: Other than relieving an itch, calamine lotion should not have any effect on the skin. It would be very unusual to be allergic to calamine lotion but it is theoretically possible, so if your skin seems more irritated, red, itchy or uncomfortable after using calamine lotion, stop using it and avoid it in the future. More likely would be effects from whatever rash you were using the calamine to treat. ...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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Will calamine lotion reduce risk of malaria?

Will calamine lotion reduce risk of malaria?

NO: Calamine lotion will ease the itching of mosquito or other insect bites but it does nothing to prevent mosquito bites that are the cause of malaria in endemic areas. ...Read more

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How much calamine lotion in a bath for an adult?

How much calamine lotion in a bath for an adult?

Calamine lotion: It actually works better to use aveeno oatmeal bath in the bathtub rather than calamine lotion for itching. This comes in little packages at the drug store. Calamine lotion doesn't mix very well and causes a huge mess. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Can I use calamine lotion for bug bites on my 9 month old?

Hydrocortisone 1% cr: For bug bites I would use otc hydrocortisone 1% cream for itching. Avoid the face if possible. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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