does calamine lotion really stop the itching of the skin?

Philippines
May 15, 2007 7:35pm CST
i have very sensitive skin and it gets easily itchy and irritated when it comes near to dust or some pollen. :( i dont like scratching it because the end result does not look nice - i look like i have hives! they say that calamine lotion really works but i am a bit scared and hesitant to use it due to my wide range of allergies. have you tried calamine lotion? does it really work on healing itchy skin?
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@Michele21 (3099)
• United States
16 May 07
I have used it on insect bite and it seems to work pretty good for me! It is nice and cold so I love the coldness on my skin, it helps too =) You should try it!!
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
hi there! ;0 may i just ask what product you are referring to? it seems to me that you didnt include a product name in your response. ;0 lolz. ;0
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@Michele21 (3099)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Just the regular pink callomine lotion.
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
hi there! ;0 well, i guess what you were referring to was caladryl, right? well, thank you for your time. ;0 God bless! ;0
16 May 07
Calamine lotion is evry effective at stopping the itch and calming the sin but this is all it does. It doesn't really heal the skin or prevent further attacks so I think you hsoul dbe really look at more of the root of the problem. Something you may find very effective is some of the barrier creams that you can buy in your local chemist. They are very simple and delicate and you just rub on and they stop anything including water frmo coming directly into contact with it. I suffer from very painful dermatitis on my wrist that is brought on by it being damp. I work in catering so this can be difficult to avoid. Be careful if you are using steroid cream as prolonged use can actuallyr esult in thinning and scarring of the tissue.
• Philippines
16 May 07
i agree with you, skin problems are really a bother especially in our performance at work! :P thanks for your advice, i'll also try to visit my dermatologist soon. :)
• United States
16 May 07
When I was a kid, Calamine Lotion was the stuff of choice when it came to poison ivy and mosquito bites. I don't really know why - it dries up, flakes, leaves dust all over, and all it does is look pink, like some kind of mud. I never thought it ever did any good. For dry skin I can recommend simple Keri Lotion, or Jergens Almond-Cherry Lotion. Both work very well, do not make your skin sting or tingle, and when applied religiously, offer up soft, unblemished, non-itchy skin for weeks after. If you've got really, really dry skin, check out 3M's products. Yes, 3M, the people who make Post-Ups! They also have medical grade moisturizers that work wonders for even the worst kind of dry skin. I used to sell it back when I worked for a medical supply company, and our customers were crazy about it! It's called Cavilon. Here's a link: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Sh/SkinHealth/brands/cavilon/ It can be ordered over the phone or online with a credit card. Try each one, they're successively expensive, so start with the Jergens, then the Keri, and if that doesn't work, try Cavilon. It's the best money can buy, and I know everyone will love it. :)
• Philippines
16 May 07
oh thank you so much for your suggestins. i will visit the site and try to see what would work best on my skin allergies. thanks again! :)
@k1tten (2322)
• United States
16 May 07
It does help with itchy skin. If you want something to help with the itch and you have a wide range of allergies look for something hypoallergenic. There are other lotions out there that won't cause your allergies to go haywire.
• Philippines
16 May 07
ok. :) thanks so much for your suggestion. i hope my allergies and itching will stop soon. they are really abig bother.
• United States
10 Dec 07
This discussion is an old one, but anyway, if you use Tide laundry soap change to an other brand. Tide is a problem for many people with sensitive skin, mine included.