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My son has excema and i want to know how much hydrocortisone to yse?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
HC cream; moisturize: With mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 4-8 days) is cheap, found at most stores, and works well. Daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to those ingredients. Avoid soaps.
Last updated Feb 5, 2016

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