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Aqueous Calamine cream: Worked for us
Care Aqueous Calamine Cream
Member Name: louisechackett
Care Aqueous Calamine Cream
Advantages: moisturises skin as well as soothing itching
When my son was younger he got chicken pox as so many young children do. As soon as I knew that he had chicken pox I wanted to get some calamine lotion as I knew that was what my mum had used when I was young and had chicken pox as it has a soothing effect on the skin and helps control the itching. When I went to my local pharmacy to pick up some calamine lotion I was shown another product which was basically an aqueous cream which contained calamine lotion too. I was really pleased that they had this product on offer as I always found calamine lotion to be quite drying on my skin, but I thought it was the only option. I picked up a 100ml tub of the care calamine aqueous cream and from memory I think it cost me around £1.50 which I thought was very reasonable.
Calamine is known to treat the itching of the skin so it makes it ideal for illnesses such as chicken pox. However it is also useful for insect bites, eczema, and sunburn as it also provides a cooling sensation which will help to relieve the symptoms.
The calamine cream comes in a white tub which has a simple orange coloured label on which tells us what the product is and shows us a picture of a hand with a tear drop shaped cream going towards it. The cream is securely sealed with a plastic thin strand which goes all the way around the lid of the product. Until you remove the strand you cannot take the lid off the product. To remove the strand you simply pull it all the way around the lid until it reaches the end and then you pull it off. You can then remove the lid of the product.
When you take off the lid of the cream you see a thick pink cream. I am presuming that the pinkness comes from the calamine as calamine lotion is also pink, and usually aqueous creams are just white in appearance. You can smell the calamine in the cream but it is not overbearing at all.
To apply the cream I just used to get a bit on my fingers and dab on the spots individually initially as he didn't have many spots but as the pox progressed I used to rub a larger amount on the clusters of spots. I found that the cream really rubbed in well and it didn't dry my son skins at all, which is what the calamine lotion alone would have done. My son didn't itch his spots much at all when we used this cream along side piriton medicine which also aids itching as it is an anti histamine medicine. My son has just a couple of chicken pox scars on his back and tummy now so I think we were very lucky but I also think a lot of this was down to this soothing cream that we used.
I would definitely recommend this product for people who have chicken pox or itchy bites and things as I feel it is a great product. It really soothed my son's skin, whilst also keeping it nice and soft because of the aqueous cream in the product. It is a very reasonable price as well so it will in no way break the bank if you do buy it. 5 out of 5 stars from me!
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: Great for chicken pox
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