A member asked:

My nephew who will be eight weeks thursday has dry patches of skin in the t-zone. he has lots of flakes in his hair also. suggestions? ketoconazole?

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Dr. Adam Bodian answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Hydration baths: At his age, i like to stay away from any prescription medications unless it is truly necessary. Try to bath him in luke warm water with dove liquid soap. After rinsing his skin, while still soaking wet, thinly rub in vasaline petroleum jelly for thirty seconds, then towel dry. This should alieve most of his dryness and scaling.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ketoconazole OK: You can get it otc as a shampoo or cream. Not prescription, not risky except oral form.

Answered 1/7/2014

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