What is pramoxine calamine used for?

Pramoxine is used to temporarily relieve itching and pain caused by minor skin irritation such as minor burns/cuts/scrapes, sunburn, eczema, insect bites, cold sores, or rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

Do you need a prescription for pramoxine?

Pramoxine-hydrocortisone is not available in generic form. You need a prescription for pramoxine-hydrocortisone.

How long can you use pramoxine?

Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not use for more than 14 days. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

When should you not use calamine lotion?

Calamine is for external use only. Do not swallow it and do not use it on the eyes or mucous membranes such as the inside of the mouth, nose, genital (sex organs), or anal areas.

Is pramoxine the same as calamine?

Pramoxine/calamine topical is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for the relief of itching, pain, and discomfort of ivy, oak, and sumac poisoning. Pramoxine/calamine topical is available under the following different brand names: Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream.

Is pramoxine an anti inflammatory?

Epifoam (pramoxine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone acetate aerosol, foam) is a topical aerosol foam containing a corticosteroid used as an anti-inflammatory/anti-itch agent and a local anesthetic used to relieve inflammatory and itching manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions (dermatoses).

Should you wash off calamine lotion?

Let the calamine lotion dry to a light pink. Be careful not to touch the lotion with clothing as it dries, because wet calamine lotion can stain. To remove it, rinse with warm water. You can keep calamine lotion on a pimple as long as overnight.

What do you need to know about pramoxine topically?

Pramoxine is an anesthetic, or “numbing medicine.”. It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain. Pramoxine topical (for the skin) is used to treat pain or itching caused by insect bites, minor burns or scrapes, hemorrhoids, and minor skin rash, dryness, or itching.

Do you wash your hands after applying pramoxine?

Pramoxine hemorrhoid cream, lotion, foam, or medicated wipe may be used on the rectum after each bowel movement to treat hemorrhoid pain and itching. Wash your hands before and after applying pramoxine topical. Wash the affected skin area with warm water and a mild soap.

Is it safe to give pramoxine to children?

Pramoxine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. It works by numbing the skin to block the feelings of pain and itching. Do not use pramoxine for skin irritation in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.

Is it dangerous to overdose on pramoxine topical?

An overdose of pramoxine topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication. What should I avoid while using pramoxine topical?