could anyone kindly give me a hand on explaining wt's calamine cream, wt is it for and when should I use it?
thanks a lot for your help
- 匿名1 十年前最愛解答
GENERIC NAME: PRAMOXINE/CAMPHOR/CALAMINE - CREAM (pram-OX-een/KAM-for/KAL-uh-mine)
BRAND NAME(S): Caladryl
USES: Pramoxine is a topical anesthetic used on the skin to relieve minor pain, itching and discomfort. Camphor helps to relieve itching while the calamine acts as a drying agent. This combination medication is used in the treatment of certain skin conditions such as insect bites, skin irritation, rash due to poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac.
HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the skin only. To apply, clean and dry the affected area as directed. Apply a small amount to the skin area and rub in gently. Cover with a bandage if told to do so. Wash hands thoroughly after use. It may be applied to gauze or a bandage first. Do not use large amounts or use this more often than prescribed since the chance for side effects may be increased. Avoid contact with the eyes. Use sparingly on children or elderly persons since they may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication when used in large amounts. Do not ingest this medication.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause temporary redness or minor irritation when first applied. If these symptoms continue or become worse, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: swelling/itching/rash where the medication was applied. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- CandyLv 61 十年前
Calamine cream or calamine lotion is a preparation for itchyness, it is called an anti-pruritic.
It acts as an counter-irritant so that it masks the ithchyness by irritation. Funny enough? But that's how it works.
You should apply it to the affected area four times a day.