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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Use: Use dove oil of olay soaps and cera ve cream as a moisturizer. The most important thing is to make bathing water lukewarm because hot water really dry ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Moisturizer/steroids: Moisturizers (aveeno, eucerin, even vaseline) are always a good idea to treat the dry skin in atopica dermatitis. Topical steroids are what are going ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Vaseline: The dry skin and red bumps may be due to mild allergic reaction. This rash may go away on its own or you can use vaseline / hydrocortisone skin ointme ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Do more than creams: Try to minmize activities that cause your dry skin--avoid long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Sanders
38 years experience in Dermatology
Cortisone: For over the counter use, 1% Hydrocortisone cream or ointment can be useful, but not very strong. You may need a prescription-strength one from your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
35 years experience in Dermatology
Best OTC cream: My fav otc moisturizers: cetaphil, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal). My fav's that you can get from your dermatologist: vivite and neostrata.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience in Dermatology
Rosacea: If what you have is rosacea, there are no great over the counter treatments. One can try benzoyl peroxide, water based. ...
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: It depends for different pts-amlactin, eucerin, cetaphil -one may work better for one pt and not other-these are for the body. For the face it is diff ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Corticosteroid cream: There is no one best topical. Doctors on this site do not recommend specific brands but all are steroid creams.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Products with light-: ening agents like hydroquinone and retinol or retinoids
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Please see your Dr.: Vaginal itching can have a number of different causes. Before treatment, a diagnosis has to be made. Fragrances and dyes in products used in the area, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: People with eczema need plenty of cream, several times a day, to keep their dry skin moisturized. Commonly used creams in the U.S. include CeraVe, Ave ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience in Family Medicine
Hydrocortisone: Most eczema responds to steroid creams, and the strongest over the counter steroid is 2.5% hydrocortisone, in most places. It's safe in areas that are ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience in Pediatrics
The best: naked time: Honestly: the best thing for diaper rash isn't a cream you put on, it's a diaper and clothes you take off. Naked time, plus a cold hair dryer or fam t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause discoloring of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allerg ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Moisturizing cream: To keep the skin moist, daily bath and application of moisturizing cream within 3 minutes after exiting bath are advisable. Among the different moistu ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1% hydrocortisone: Available in some drug stores or check via google.Com. Most effective creams are prescription strength such as 0.1% Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcin ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Same active: Same active ingredient. It is dependent on your individual response and preference.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Same as weekends: Depends on the reason for itch. There are thousands of different causes. If it is significant, see a dermatologist.
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A 9-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
1% Hydrocortisone cr: For a child older than a few months, with mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: The cream can be more soothing and might cause less irritation than the gel.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
I don't : Know there is a best, but Mederma is often used.
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