PhotoLucky Mart is recalling three lots of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion.

The product was manufactured using the active pharmaceutical ingredient dexamethasone rather than hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Dexamethasone is a higher potency steroid than hydrocortisone and may have a longer half-life; it could potentially cause serious side effects in patients applying the cream multiple times daily.

There is a reasonable probability of any or all of the following side effects of topical steroids which include but are not limited to: skin changes (whitening, thinning), adrenal suppression (high blood sugar, weakened immunity, electrolyte imbalances, emotional liability, slowing of growth in children), glaucoma, and cataracts.

There are no reports to date of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is an itch lotion and is indicated for the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes in adults and children ages two and older.

The following lost of the recalled product, packaged in a 0.67-oz. (20-g) tube in a paper carton, are being recalled:

  • C14005 (Exp. 03/2017)
  • C16001 (Exp. 12/2018)
  • C16002 (Exp. 12/2018)

The lot number and expiration date can be found on the right side of the box, opposite of the barcode.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide to herbal and ethnic grocery stores.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using it and return it to place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall may contact Lucky Mart at (909) 590-8838 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (PT) or by e-mail at 

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