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Contact dermatitis - what can I do besides avoiding the allergen? Any barrier creams as prevention?

Contact dermatitis - what can I do besides avoiding the allergen? Any barrier creams as prevention?

Not really: The best thing for patients with contact allergy is to avoid the allergen. Or a physical barrier. The allergen can seep through any "barrier cream" and eventually still cause a problem. ...Read more

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Where can I find cavilon barrier cream?

Where can I find cavilon barrier cream?

Amazon: and many other medical product websites. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can use as a barrier cream on the edges of my nose?

Is there anything that I can use as a barrier cream on the edges of my nose?

Nose protection: The standard barrier topical for the nose is vaseline, which keeps the sensitive nasal membranes from drying out, itching, and crusting with possible bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?

What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was  prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?

Bad diaper rash?: Rashes are hard to describe in words, so for bad diaper rashes, visits to the doctor may be needed. Haven't heard of fucidin (websites say it is an antibacterial cream; not in the U.S. Perhaps). For babies with bad diaper rashes, we know that not wearing a diaper will help. Zinc oxide creams help, but one must not rub the skin when trying to clean the butt. Anti-yeast creams may be added, etc... ...Read more

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My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning every 2 hours, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. http://www.npuap.org. ...Read more

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9mth old uncircumsied penus too is a bit red but not swollen or anything. Is this from nappies & is it ok to put barrier cream on it?

9mth old uncircumsied penus too is a bit red but not swollen or anything. Is this from nappies & is it ok to put barrier cream on it?

IRRITATION:: From urine, stool; friction from diaper are common causes. Make sure to change diaper soon after voiding or bowel movement. Clean with lukewarm water, dry dabbing with cotton cloth, keep off diaper for an hour after cleaning. Can use decitin or Hydrocortisone 1% on the red area. If any worsening, see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Ring finger rash. Healed with hydrocortisone cream, back when rings on. Keep using cream? Switch to barrier cream once healed?

Ring finger rash. Healed with hydrocortisone cream, back when rings on. Keep using cream? Switch to barrier cream once healed?

Metal allergy: If the rash itches , then it is likely from allergy to the metal in the ring. If it irritates, then it is likely from soap trapped in the ring. Unless you take care of this, it will keep on coming back. ...Read more

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Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Different: Epiceram is barrier repair cream and has no antiinflammatory properties. These are often used in combination to quiet eczema.Once improved the epiceram would be continued and the steroid cream slowly stopped. ...Read more