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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This may help the itching but antihistamine can better control the hives.

In brief: Yes

This may help the itching but antihistamine can better control the hives.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You can use it

In brief: Yes

You can use it
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes but......

I never recommend it.
I find it stinks & is excessively drying.It is an ancient preparation that saw good use before we had better ones available.

In brief: Yes but......

I never recommend it.
I find it stinks & is excessively drying.It is an ancient preparation that saw good use before we had better ones available.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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