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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 answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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 Jun 24, 2014

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Dr. Charlene Sojico answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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 Oct 14, 2012

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