Calamine Lotion the perfect anti-itch medicine

Calamine Lotion is an anti-itch medicine that works by causing a cooling sensation as it evaporates on your skin. Your grandparents used it, your parents reach for it, and you probably have a bottle of it tucked away somewhere.

This soothing lotion is typically used to treat mild itchiness and can also help dry out oozing skin irritations. Calamine lotion is typically used to bring relief for the following skin conditions:

  • Chickenpox
  • Insect Bites
  • Shingles
  • Scabies
  • Minor Burns
  • Sunburn
  • Skin Irritation
  • Hives

Most people don’t know that calamine lotion has been around for hundreds of years and is known for its thick, soothing consistency and pink color. It contains a mixture of predominantly zinc and iron salts.

The best way to use Calamine Lotions is to clean the area with soap and water before you apply. The bottle should be soaked properly and the lotion dabbed onto the affected skin with a cotton ball, cotton swab, or cloth. Don’t apply it to open or raw skin.