Originally Posted by LilyLady /img/forum/go_quote.gif No, I had never heard this. But it would be interesting to know if it works. Plain old calamine, not the one blended with hydrocortisone? Well, hydrocortisone will reduce swelling. Sometimes, if I have a really bad blemish, I'll put a little dab of hydrocortisone on it and the swelling will be down by morning.