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
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If I got burnt, it was calamine lotion my mum applied, and I remember a lot of instances of having red, painful skin.
Use calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream to ease itching.
The film has a 15 certificate, making the stunt as transparent as a layer of calamine lotion.
HEAT blisters out of their uncovered skin, and in the evenings the scent of calamine lotion attracts the midges.
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.
Kim's device uses tiny strands of zinc oxide - the main ingredient of calamine lotion - sandwiched between two electrodes.
* Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream can relieve itching, but avoid lotions, which can further clog the skin.
Mr O'Looney, of Carr Moss Lane, Halsall, was given an intravenous drip, painkillers, calamine lotion and steroids to open his pores.
Natural aloe vera is a great treatment to soothe the skin and good, old-fashioned calamine lotion can help reduce the redness and the tightness of the affected area.
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.
If we were lucky, we got a smearing of calamine lotion too.