calamine lotion


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lotion

 [lo´shun]
a liquid suspension, solution, or emulsion for external application to the body.
calamine lotion a mixture of calamine, zinc oxide, glycerin, bentonite magma (a suspending agent), and calcium hydroxide solution; used as a skin protectant.

calamine lotion

A lotion containing zinc oxide (98% of weight) mixed with iron oxide or zinc carbonate; it is mildly astringent and protective, and used for various skin conditions—e.g., poison ivy and sunburn.

calamine lotion

A lotion containing zinc oxide–98% of weight mixed with iron oxide, or zinc carbonate; it is mildly astringent and protective, and used for various skin conditions–eg, poison ivy and sunburn

lotion

a liquid suspension or dispersion for external application to the body.

calamine lotion
a mixture of calamine, zinc oxide, glycerin, bentonite magma and calcium hydroxide solution; used as a protectant.
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Now, our young charges are marshalled into organised playgroups when summer comes and the gallons of calamine lotion we lathered over sunburn are all but forgotten in the frenzy for Factor 15.
Later, many will have had to submerge themselves in a bathtub of calamine lotion.
Kim's device uses tiny strands of zinc oxide - the main ingredient of calamine lotion - sandwiched between two electrodes.
Cool by sponging with lukewarm water, while calamine lotion may relieve soreness and itching.
Keep the affected area warm and dry, use an anti-itch ointment such as calamine lotion and avoid scratching it.
Calamine lotion can be used if your skin feels sore and irritated.
Treatment: Cool with cold running water, apply calamine lotion, wear loose clothing - so avoiding direct pressure on sore areas.
n Your first aid kit should include: bandage supplies of differing widths; sterile gauze; sterile dressings; scissors and tweezers; pain relief (age appropriate); antiseptic creams or sprays; rehydration fluids; calamine lotion.
Bags are packed, passports are in our wallets and we're awash with Preparation H and calamine lotion ( the annual (Gris) Wells European vacation is about to begin.
The incident reminded me of the time I carefully applied what I thought was calamine lotion to my itchy leg.
Safety first: No injuries occurred, however, despite cautions, some laborers were clamoring for the calamine lotion after encountering a half-mile section of oak woodland covered with poison oak.
On the other hand, old standbys such as calamine lotion and cold compresses are safe, somewhat effective treatments for many kinds of itches.