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What is the best over-the-counter facial cleanser & moisturizer for peri oral dermatitis? Thanks.

What is the best over-the-counter facial cleanser & moisturizer for peri oral dermatitis? Thanks.

Cetaphil: The product line includes gentle cleansers and moisturizers, and is widely available. More importantly look into the cause of the perioral dermatitis. Avoid whitening toothpastes and dental products. Steroids- including topical, nasal and oral inhalors- can also cause this condition. See link: http://www. Aocd. Org/? page=PerioralDermatitis Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


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I have dandruft and sobberic dermatitis. Bought nezoral last week. What is the shampp that I can use daily? And is there a moisturizer cream to help?

I have dandruft and sobberic dermatitis. Bought nezoral last week. What is the shampp that I can use daily? And is there a moisturizer cream to help?

Ketoconazole: The generic, ketoconazole, is the same as Nizoral, only cheaper. Can wash with it every day, including face. Moisturizer does not help seborrheic dermatitis. If this is not satisfactory a dermatologist will help you. Read more

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Can cortisone cream cure reactive dermatitis? Cheeks suddenly became sensitive after using to many topicals. I just want to tolerate gentle moisturizer.

Can cortisone cream cure reactive dermatitis? Cheeks suddenly became sensitive after using to many topicals. I just want to tolerate gentle moisturizer.

Possibly but you: Need to see a dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. What is your reactive dermatitis reacting to, and if you don't know then the topical cortisone will treat current rash but not prevent another occurrence. Read more

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What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand

What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand

Atopic dermatitis: There are a lot of choices. Eucern, Cephadil, Aveno, Lubiderm, basically any cream with glycerin as the active ingredient should be adequate. Read more

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Can Marigold cream (Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis? Can I combine it with another moisturizer?

Can Marigold cream (Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis? Can I combine it with another moisturizer?

Calendula Cream: Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Read more

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What types of moisturizers help dermatitis?

What types of moisturizers help dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. Read more

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Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Depends: Perioral dermatitis can be allergic, infectious, fungal, or just irritative. The treatment, therefore, depends on the cause. Cracked, dry lips (especially at the angles) can often be helped with vaseline alone. Allergic or irritative can usually be treated with a short course of steroid cream. If red, blistered, draining, or crusting, you should see a doctor for recommendations. Read more

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Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?

Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?

Other thoughts: Just because the steroid isn't working doesn't mean it's not dermatitis. But i'd also consider fungal infection (which can worsen with steroids), herpes, and bacterial infection as part of our "differential". Certain medications can also cause rashes on the penis and other mucus membranes. So let your doc know if you've been on any oral antibiotics recently. I hope this helps. Read more

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Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

Depends: Jack, It depends on what is wrong. If it is just dry skin, Cetaphil will work great. If it is contact dermatitis, hydrocortisone 0.5% is safe and effective. Whichever approach you try, if it doesn't work, see your doctor. Hope this helps! Read more

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My doctor says there is no "cure" for allergy contact dermatitis. I get facial rashes from pollen, and moisturizers don't work. No steroids, please.

My doctor says there is no "cure" for allergy contact dermatitis. I get facial rashes from pollen, and moisturizers don't work. No steroids, please.

Untrue: The cure is avoidance of the contact allergens. Have you undergone patch skin test to try to find out the cause (I suspect one of the facial cosmetics may be causing it)? On the other hand, if you have atopic eczema, then there is no cure although the condition can be controlled. However the location of your rash is not consistent with atopic eczema. See allergist or dermatologist. Read more

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I got welts on one side of 4 fingers from contact dermatitis (?). I started washing my hands more often. Is this the cause? Or contact with bacteria? Do moisturizers or betamethasone work? If so, why?

I got welts on one side of 4 fingers from contact dermatitis (?). I started washing my hands more often. Is this the cause? Or contact with bacteria? Do moisturizers or betamethasone work? If so, why?

Makes it worse: Likely have contact dermatitis. It may come from hands coming in contact with irritants. It could be a chemical or soap or detergent. Frequently washing your hands will add dryness to the inflammation. Wearing gloves when coming in contact with irritant, moisturizing lotion and topical steroids will help. Read more

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What is the best moisturizer to use?

What is the best moisturizer to use?

Coconut oil: Try applying coconut oil to your dry skin areas. If there are large areas, try eating 1-2 TBS daily and see if that improves your skin. Give it at least a month or two to work. Read more

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What is the best face moisturizer?

What is the best face moisturizer?

Health Tap doctors: Are asked not to endorse particular brands or product lines. Read more

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What is the best makeup remover and moisturizer?

What is the best makeup remover and moisturizer?

Healthtap doctors.: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Read more

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What is the best, (yet cheapest) skin moisturizer?

What is the best, (yet cheapest) skin moisturizer?

Petrolatum: Over the counter petrolatum (petroleum jelly) should work fine. I should be applied immediately after drying off since it doesn't add moisture to the skin; it simply reduces moisture loss from the skin. Read more

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What skin moisturizer is best out there that I should buy for myself?

What skin moisturizer is best out there that I should buy for myself?

Hard to know: Various mousturizers have differing benefits. In general, we recommend fragrance-free moisturizers with minimal additives (largely because we treat a lot of cases of contact dermatitis caused by some additives). Selecting a moisturizer that is not alcohol based is helpful as alcohol has a drying-out effect on skin. Petroleum based products work best, but may be greasy-feeling. Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best ultra hydrating moisturizer for the face?

I'm curious as to what is the best ultra hydrating moisturizer for the face?

Moisturizer for face: THERE IS NO BEST. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. TRY ALL OF THEM AND FIND WHICH WORKS FOR YOU. GET SAMPLES AT THE COSMETIC COUNTERS Read more

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Please recommend the best anti aging drugstore moisturizer?

Please recommend the best anti aging drugstore moisturizer?

Quality sunscreen: Is the absolute best antiaging protection, look for one with an SPF of at least 30 and better 40 or higher, as well as a hat and polarized sunglasses. Cover your hands, too, which will give away your age much sooner than your face if you take care of one and not the other. A moisturizing product with retinoic acid, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, or argirilene will help diminish wrinkles. Read more

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