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cal·a·mine

 (kăl′ə-mīn′, -mĭn)
n.
2. A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.
3. An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.

[French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, alteration of Latin cadmīa; see cadmium.]

calamine

(ˈkæləˌmaɪn)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, (iron(III) oxide), used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions or ointments
2. (Minerals) US another name for smithsonite, hemimorphite
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, from Latin cadmīa; see cadmium]

cal•a•mine

(ˈkæl əˌmaɪn, -mɪn)

n.
a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and about 0.5 percent ferric oxide, used in ointments, lotions, or the like, for the treatment of skin eruptions.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin calamīna, unexplained alter. of Latin cadmia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calamine - a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
calamine lotion - a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations
atomic number 48, cadmium, Cd - a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

calamine

[ˈkæləmaɪn] N (also calamine lotion) → (loción f de) calamina f

calamine

nGalmei m

cal·a·mine

n. calamina, antiséptico astringente secante que se usa en afecciones de la piel.

calamine

n calamina
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Apply calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream which will help soothe the itching.
The film has a 15 certificate, making the stunt as transparent as a layer of calamine lotion.
It found that nine out of 10 have used calamine lotion on their children to relieve the signs of chickenpox, despite the fact that there is no clinical evidence to show that it works, as - while offering immediate itch relief - can often leave your child's skin feeling itchier than before.
Later, many will have had to submerge themselves in a bathtub of calamine lotion.
If you get sunburn, take aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce inflammation, sponge skin with cold water and use a soothing cream such as calamine lotion.
There is no point in letting your child suffer when a calamine preparation as well as some antihistamine syrup for your child if they are suitable will help with their symptoms.
Treatment usually involves anti-viral medicine, painkillers and calamine lotion to relieve itching.
Scientists from Korea have turned the main ingredient of calamine lotion into a tiny material that converts sound waves into electricity, reports Discovery News.
60) with dried cherries, passionflower and passion fruit juice plus softening calamine powder.
Natural aloe vera is a great treatment to soothe the skin and good, old-fashioned calamine lotion can help reduce the redness and the tightness of the affected area.
Calamine lotion can be used if your skin feels sore and irritated.
Treatment: Cool with cold running water, apply calamine lotion, wear loose clothing - so avoiding direct pressure on sore areas.