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Calamine lotion for eczema - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello...
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Ive been using Calamine drying lotion for my eczema for 2 days. Its kinda drying out my skin, should I stop using it
Doctor :   ok
User :   I mean, its cracking, and Im still itchy
Doctor :   apply vaseline
Doctor :   make sure u take plenty of fluids
Doctor :   drink lot of fruit juice
Doctor :   avoid taking coffee or tea
Doctor :   or spicy food
Doctor :   yes u can stop it
Doctor :   any rashes?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   do u have any red rashes
User :   big red rashes
Doctor :   stop applying this lotion and consult ur physician
Doctor :   it might be allergic reaction
Doctor :   report to ur physician immediately
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   Well the reason that I start using the Calamine was because my rashes were itchy and were oozing, it did stop the oozing. The rashes still itch though
Doctor :   better to stop it
Doctor :   u need need oral medicine to stop itching
Doctor :   along with lotion
Doctor :   ur physician will change the lotion ur using along with oral medicine
User :   Okay...
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   How do I take this White residue off my skin, should I wash it off with soap( I was told not to put soap on my eczema)
Doctor :   dont put any soap it will irritate the skin even more
Doctor :   avoid touching or picking it
Doctor :   it will aggravate the itching
Doctor :   it will peel off itself
User :   Okay. Last question. Should I put the vaseline on over the Calamine lotion that I have over my skin now, or should I was the Calamine lotion off then put on the vaseline?
User :   * or should I wash
Doctor :   wash with water
Doctor :   dont apply vaseline now
User :   Okay thanks.
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