calamine lotion - topical
GENERIC NAME: CALAMINE LOTION - TOPICAL (KAL-a-mine)
USES: This medication is used to relieve pain, itching, and discomfort from minor skin irritations such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. It also helps to dry the oozing and weeping caused by irritation due to these plants.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before using. Apply the medication with a cotton pad, and allow the medication to dry on the skin. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, mouth, nose, and genital/anal areas. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.Tell your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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