What is calamine lotion good for?
Calamine is used to relieve the itching, pain, and discomfort of minor skin irritations, such as those caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. This medicine also dries oozing and weeping caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
Can calamine lotion be used daily?
Because calamine lotion has drying properties, it can help dry out pimples caused by excess oil faster. But overdrying acne can cause irritation and make acne worse, so calamine lotion should be used sparingly. Always use it with a moisturizer.
What happens if you use too much calamine lotion?
An overdose of calamine is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Should I wash off calamine lotion before applying?
Before you apply calamine topical, wash the skin with soap and water. Allow the skin to dry completely. Shake the calamine lotion well just before each use.
What kind of skin conditions can calamine lotion help?
This soothing pink lotion can help relieve the following skin conditions: reactions to poisonous plants, such as poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac; insect bites; chickenpox; shingles
Can you use calamine lotion on Poison Ivy?
Calamine lotion is a widely available OTC topical medication that can help relieve itching caused by minor skin irritations. It can also help dry out oozing and weeping from reactions to poisonous plants, such as poison oak, poison ivy, or poison sumac. Calamine lotion isn’t a cure, but it can help relieve symptoms.
What’s the best way to topically apply calamine?
Apply calamine topical directly to the skin and rub in gently, allowing it to dry on your skin. You may also use a cotton ball to smooth the medicine onto your skin. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the medicine.
What are the uses of pramoxine calamine plus?
Calamine Plus (Pramoxine-Calamine) 1 %-8 % Lotion. Pramoxine is used to temporarily relieve itching and pain caused by minor skin irritation such as minor burns/cuts/scrapes, sunburn, eczema, insect bites, cold sores, or rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.