Is calamine lotion safe to use on children?

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Calamine lotion can be used on children, but be careful to safely store and keep this medication away from children when not in use. This medication can help relieve the itch from bug bites, stings or poison ivy. Calamine lotion can also help relieve the itching from dermatitis. On children, use a cotton swab and gently apply calamine lotion to the affected areas.