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Is it just me or is Calomine lotion overrated as being said to use for itchiness?

My son has poison Ivy ...ugh...good sign spring is here,lol.
Anyway...calomine has NEVER seemed to really work for the itchiness! It has a cooling effect when its first put on but then it dries..and it still itches like crazy.
So what is really the point of using it? I think benydryl or hydrocortizone works better.

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kimberlyinberea

Asked by kimberlyinberea at 1:06 PM on Apr. 19, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (6)
  • Calomine you mean?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • haha! YEP...Calomine! Thanks for pointing that out...LOL
    kimberlyinberea

    Comment by kimberlyinberea (original poster) at 1:40 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • We are currently using that as well. I've seen post here some time back where some other product works much better but I can't find the post. Wish I could because I'd go buy it this afternoon.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 2:02 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • CALAMINE lotion actually works wonders. Maybe it's because of the poision ivy and he needs something stronger?
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:23 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Never worked for me. Don't know why they even make it lol.
    Kitkat61277

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 1:51 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • never used it
    Jerichos_Mommy

    Answer by Jerichos_Mommy at 5:01 AM on May. 24, 2011

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