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Can calamine lotion be used on 1 year old baby for itching due to rashes and eczema?

Hi, My 12 month old baby has eczema but for the past month or so he s been having allerghic reactions to food, which is causing him to come up in a rash on his face an neck . Sometimes it flares up quite quickly and he is constantly itching. Can I use calamine lotion on his face and neck? Is it safe?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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If you are sure of eczema cause as a food allergy, stop the offending food.
Calamine lotion can be applied on other body area, but not on face and neck;as skin is very sensitive and chances of getting lotion in to eyes is high.
Instead emollients are better used. If itching is severe anti-histaminics will be required.
It will be good to check with dermatologist personally.
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