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What's the difference between calamine and camomile lotions?

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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.

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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.
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