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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2012-06-14 14:02
Subject: Uh huh. You don't say.
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Music:Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound
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Yesterday, upon the recommendation of redblack32, I went in search of Calmoseptine Ointment. The web informed me that Walgreens carries the product and Walgreen's own website indicated that the pharmacy nearest my house had some in stock. So I went there after work and hunted through the shelves in the pharmacy area. After much searching, I found the section with calamine lotion, poison ivy remedies and the like, but no Calmoseptine. After reading the labels of every product in the entire module* for the third time, I gave up and went to ask the pharmacist. I showed her the note I'd typed into my phone as it had the exact spelling (and I have no idea how to pronounce Calmoseptine); she looked it up on her computer. After consulting her screen for a while, she nodded and then disappeared into the stacks of shelves behind the counter. A short while later she returned with a small jar and rang me for $8 and change. As she bagged my purchase, she remarked that the pharmacy rarely sells any. I'm still shaking my head over that one. How much can they expect to sell when it's hidden away with the prescription drugs and you have to know to ask for it?

* See maddiec24 -- I have been listening! (LOL)

Also, redblack32, so far I'm quite impressed with the lotion. My skin/ribs haven't bothered me at all today. I think I'll even be able to return to dance class Saturday morning.

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Amy Ranger
User: isherempress
Date: 2012-06-14 18:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yay! Relieved to hear this!
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maddiec24
User: maddiec24
Date: 2012-06-14 18:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
LOL! Yes, you have!

We have stuff like that, inside the pharmacy, as well, but unless people ask me or the pharmacy people, they never know it's there.
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redblack32: doublekgoodstuff by wolfens
User: redblack32
Date: 2012-06-14 19:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:doublekgoodstuff by wolfens
I'm glad it's working for you, I use it all summer to protect what my grandma referred to as 'delicate lady folds'.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-06-14 19:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*grin* That's awesome. Love the expression!
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Thistlethorn: bertie with book
User: thistlethorn
Date: 2012-06-14 22:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bertie with book
Hurray! I'm so glad you found the stuff, AND (more importantly) that it's helping--that's terrific.

Maybe we should be glad it's not well known--cheaper that way. (I point you to Mucinex, which was available, and unpatented, cheaply for years. Then a company patented it, and the prices went through the roof.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: bloggingchick
Date: 2012-06-19 13:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hospital by forgottensophie
For what it's worth, I am a nurse assistant who cares mostly for patients who are bedridden for long periods of time. We turn them from side to side every two hours, check them for bowel incontinence and try to clean them quickly and usually use another protective cream, but sometimes the skin on their butts/coccyx still breaks down. We use the Calmoseptine to heal the skin.

Edited at 2012-06-19 01:58 pm (UTC)
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: bloggingchick
Date: 2012-06-19 23:49 (UTC)
Subject: Re: So it could be used for
Keyword:Hospital by forgottensophie
You could. I saw that someone else uses it for that. Generally we use it if there is already skin break-down in conjunction with Miconzole powder (Desenex). If there is little or no skin break-down we only use the powder, as the moisture from the cream may exacerbate the problem if sweating in the area is also an issue. We particularly only use the powder between the thighs for those whose thighs rub together and have urinary/loose stool incontinence.
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what are the odds?: dean winters is mayhem
User: colleendetroit
Date: 2012-06-15 21:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:dean winters is mayhem
My doctor recommended Calmoseptine when I had a skin issue, it helps quite well for chafing and scrapes but of course like your trip to the drug store, I couldn't find it anywhere. Turns out they too were 'hiding' it behind the counter (a 4oz tube that cost around $8-$9). Why they hide it is beyond me but if they don't sell it too often like the lady in the pharmacy says, that might explain it (no reason to take up room on the sales floor if it's not moving).
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User: bloggingchick
Date: 2012-06-19 13:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hospital by forgottensophie
We sometimes use it on our patients' butts (although we mostly use barrier cream). It also comes in a lightish green and white tube, but it's just as well you got a jar as the (larger) tube tends to have large air pockets in it so you only get 3, maybe 4 applications. I have seen it at the Target near where I live.

I was going to suggest Miconazole 2% powder (one of it's brand names is Desenex) which we use to stop/prevent chafing under the females' breasts. Sometimes the Calmoseptine, being moist, ends up getting goopy. After the skin heals, the powder is good for when it's hot out and you want to minimize sweating. I don't like being all sweaty under my breasts. Sometimes, like at bedtime, it's best to use both.
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