A 25-year-old male asked:
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can i give my 3 month old son clobetasol propionate cream .05% for seborrheic dermatitis on his head and behind his ears?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Clobrtasol: No, you cannot because clobetasol is a class one steroid and too strong for your child. You can try otc Cortaid or cortisone 10. If that is not helpful there is prescription Cloderm or locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
The answer is NO!: Your 3 months old does not need a high potency steroid to cure his seborrheic dermatitis! there are a lot of cheaper and safer creams, ointments, scripts that are very effective.Dermasmoothe oil is a favorite script. Please discuss this w your pediatrician. Never use someone else's script without talking to your pediatrician first. Safety issues are a concern for little ones.
Answered on Oct 14, 2012

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