Calamine Lotion - 200ml

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Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
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Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan
CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist

What is Care Calamine Lotion?

Care Calamine Lotion is a soothing lotion that can help to ease and cool minor skin conditions. It helps to relieve itchy and sore skin, making it the perfect relief for conditions such as sunburn and chickenpox. Ideal for those looking for relief from itching and irritation.


What skin conditions can this product help me with?

Care Calamine Lotion can be used to cool and soothe many minor skin conditions, especially those that cause itching or hot skin. Some of the most common uses for this lotion include:

  • Chickenpox
  • Measles
  • Itching and other skin irritation
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Sunburn
  • Eczema
  • Poison Ivy
  • Other minor skin conditions


How will this product ease my irritated skin?

Care Calamine Lotion contains 2 active ingredients which work together to ease itching and irritation caused by minor skin conditions. These ingredients are calamine and zinc oxide, which give this lotion the mild astringent and antiseptic properties that help to soothe your irritated skin.


How to use Care Calamine Lotion

Apply Care Calamine Lotion to a cotton wool pad or ball and apply directly to the affected area of skin. Do this whenever required to relieve itching and irritation.


When should Care Calamine Lotion not be used?

Do not use Care Calamine Lotion if you are allergic to calamine, zinc oxide, or any of the other listed ingredients. If you are going to have an x-ray, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product – Calamine lotion may mask the x-ray picture. For external use only, keep out of contact with eyes, mucous membranes, or any other sensitive parts of the body. Do not use on broken skin or open wounds.


Are there any side effects?

Like many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:

  • Skin rash
  • Irritation
  • Red or itchy skin 

If you notice any side effect, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect you discover using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Calamine Lotion - 200ml Reviews

By Ms Kelly,
August 22, 2023
Not as good as I’d remembered from when I was a child but unfortunately a lot of things have changed since then. It works ok
By brigitte toplass,
June 27, 2023
Great. In stock.
By Suzel,
October 25, 2022
Cooling and soothing, like it says on tin!
By Mr x,
November 30, 2021
great for eczema
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