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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can i put baby powder on skin which was affected by irritant dermatitis-not dry anymore.dont itch but still red-will powder minimize redness n fade it?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
I suggest moisturize: With something like eucerin calm. Be diligent and patient!
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Irritant Dermatitis: Powder does not treat irritated skin. The best treatment for irritated or inflamed skin are topical prescription cortisone like Vanos or Halog. You can try OTC cortisone like Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or Cortisone 10 but they are not as effective as the prescription cortisone creams.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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