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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Calamine

you can use calamine lotion 4- 5 times on her .
It is soothing to the skin .

In brief: Calamine

you can use calamine lotion 4- 5 times on her .
It is soothing to the skin .
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Dr. Shalini Sethi
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