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Chicken pox, calamine lotion safe for kids? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Dr...
User :   I got chicken pox 2 weeks back, and I used Calosoft gel for rashes.
Doctor :   Hi, Please proceed with the query.
User :   Now, my son, 2.5 years baby got C-Pox. Can I use the same Calosoft gel (external use only)?
User :   Is it okay to use the Calosoft for pediatric use?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Yes you can use , since he already has the infection.
User :   Is there a separate gel for pediatric use or the same is okay to use for pediatric use?
Doctor :   You can use aloe vera cream
User :   yes
Doctor :   Calosoft is mixture of calamine and aloevera
Doctor :   So if you are doubtful of using it during his rashes you can use Aloe Vera gel
User :   yes
User :   is there a specific name for aloe vera gel?
Doctor :   Are you there.
Doctor :   Do not use any steroid based cream for babies.
User :   I am sorry, what is steroid based cream?
Doctor :   Those which contain Dexamethasone.
User :   ok. Calosoft do not have Dexamethasone. It has only Calamine, Aloe vera gel, Light liquid paraffin lotion.
User :   So, I guess, it is safe to use Calasoft for my son.
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :   The cream name is Itself Aloe vera available only in medical shop
User :   =[
Doctor :   Yes it is.
User :   Bye
User :   sure, thanks.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
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