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Medicine Overview of HISTO CALAMINE LOTION

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Uses of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is used in the treatment of pain.
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Side effects of Aloe Vera

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Cramps, Electrolyte imbalance, Diarrhoea, Colon staining, Laxative effect, Skin irritation.

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How to use Aloe Vera

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How HISTO CALAMINE LOTION works

Healing properties: Glucomannan, a mannose-rich polysaccharide, and gibberellin, a growth hormone, interacts with growth factor receptors on the fibroblast, thereby stimulating its activity and proliferation, which in turn significantly increases collagen synthesis after topical and oral Aloe vera. Aloe gel not only increased collagen content of the wound but also changed collagen composition (more type III) and increased the degree of collagen cross linking. Due to this, it accelerated wound contraction and increased the breaking strength of resulting scar tissue.Effects on skin exposure to UV and gamma radiation: The administration of aloe vera gel, an antioxidant protein, metallothionein, is generated in the skin, which scavenges hydroxyl radicals and prevents suppression of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in the skin. It reduces the production and release of skin keratinocyte-derived immunosuppressive cytokines such as interleukin-10 (IL-10) and hence prevents UV-induced suppression of delayed type hypersensitivity.Anti-inflammatory action: Aloe vera inhibits the cyclooxygenase pathway and reduces prostaglandin E2 production from arachidonic acid. Effects on the immune system: Alprogen inhibit calcium influx into mast cells, thereby inhibiting the antigen-antibody-mediated release of histamine and leukotriene from mast cells.Antiviral and antitumor activity: These actions may be due to indirect or direct effects. Indirect effect is due to stimulation of the immune system and direct effect is due to anthraquinones. The anthraquinone aloin inactivates various enveloped viruses such as herpes simplex, varicella zoster and influenza.Moisturizing and anti-aging effect: Mucopolysaccharides help in binding moisture into the skin. Aloe stimulates fibroblast which produces the collagen and elastin fibers making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It also has cohesive effects on the superficial flaking epidermal cells by sticking them together, which softens the skin. The amino acids also soften hardened skin cells and zinc acts as an astringent to tighten pores. It also has anti-acne effect.Antiseptic effect: Aloe vera contains 6 antiseptic agents: Lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols and sulfur. They all have inhibitory action on fungi, bacteria and viruses.
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Uses of Calamine

Calamine is used in the treatment of dermatitis, itching and eczema.
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Side effects of Calamine

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Rash, Mouth swelling, Vomiting, Gastritis, Urticaria, Hypersensitivity reaction, Itching, Skin irritation, Chest tightness, Shortness of breath.

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How to use Calamine

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How HISTO CALAMINE LOTION works

Calamine has mild astringent and antipruritic actions. Calamine is an anti-itch medication that works by causing a cooling sensation as it evaporates on your skin.
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Uses of Camphor

Camphor is used in the treatment of dermatitis, itching and eczema.
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Side effects of Camphor

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Skin irritation, Hypersensitivity reaction, Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash.

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How to use Camphor

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How HISTO CALAMINE LOTION works

Camphor belongs to the class of medicines called rubefacients/antitussives. When applied to the skin, it increases blood flow and local temperature of the affected area which suppresses and temporarily relieves pain sensations. It also eases cough, nasal/throat irritation by moistening air passages when used along with steam.
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Uses of Diphenhydramine Topical

Diphenhydramine Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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How to use Diphenhydramine Topical

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How HISTO CALAMINE LOTION works

Diphenhydramine topical blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Glycerin

Glycerin is used in constipation.
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Side effects of Glycerin

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Dehydration.

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How to use Glycerin

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How HISTO CALAMINE LOTION works

Glycerin works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

In Depth Information on HISTO CALAMINE LOTION

Expert advice for Camphor

  • Do not apply this medicine on wound/damaged skin, eyes and nose.
  • Tell your doctor if you have sensitive skin. Avoid exposure to sunlight as it can cause photosensitivity.
  • Do not administer camphor based medicines orally in large amounts as it can be toxic.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to camphor or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if below 2 years.

Expert advice for Glycerin

  • Avoid taking a Glycerin for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Together with Glycerin, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Glycerin should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Glycerin contains sugars.
  • Take Glycerin after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
Warnings
Special precautions for HISTO CALAMINE LOTION
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Histo calamine lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Camphor

Q. Is camphor edible?
Edible camphor is different from the chemically made camphor. Camphor used in cooking is ‘edible camphor'
Q. Is camphor poisonous?
Yes, if camphor is applied to broken skin, it can enter the body quickly and reach concentrations that are high enough to cause poisoning. Overdose of camphor can result in poisoning.
Q. Is camphor saturated or unsaturated?
Camphor is unsaturated
Q. Is camphor soluble in water?
No, camphor is not soluble in water.
Q. Is camphor and naphthalene same?
No, camphor and naphthalene are not same.
Q. Does camphor cause cancer?
There is no scientific information available which confirms that camphor causes cancer.
Q. Does camphor burn with a flame?
Yes, camphor releases hydrocarbon gases that will burn and releases flame.
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Frequently asked questions for Diphenhydramine Topical

Q. Is diphenhydramine topical a blood thinner/narcotic/water soluble?
No, it is an antihistaminic drug and not a blood thinner or narcotic
Q. Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride safe?
It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.