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Whats better aquaphor or cerave for dry skin?

Whats better aquaphor or cerave for dry skin?

Aquaphor/CeraVe: Both are good in their own way. Aquaphor is thicker, which generally is more hydrating, but cerave contains ceramides which are a specific benefit to people with eczema (atopic dermatitis). The best one is the one you actually use everyday. ...Read more

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I went and got fragrance free Cerave Baby wash and shampoo and free and clear but Cerave has warnings on it. Please tell me what you recommend?

I went and got fragrance free Cerave Baby wash and shampoo and free and clear but Cerave has warnings on it. Please tell me what you recommend?

Products: I personally recommend using things that have no sulfur in it or are paraben free. Products that contain these have been known to cause cancer cause more allergic reactions and prevent wound healing. Anything stick to organic-based lotions and creams especially if applied to the face. ...Read more

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What is the best product to clear up atopic dermatitus? Cerave? Eucerin? Any suggestions?

What is the best product to clear up atopic dermatitus?  Cerave?  Eucerin?  Any suggestions?

CeraVe: Cerave contains ceramides, a family of lipid molecules that are normally found in the epidermis. Their application helps to enhance the epidermal barrier; this will decrease transepidermal water loss and promote normal epidermal exfoliation. ...Read more

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My son has had bumps on his arm for years. He's 12 now. He is using Cerave lotion now. A little better. Will it disappear over time?

My son has had bumps on his arm for years.  He's 12 now.  He is using Cerave lotion now.  A little better.  Will it disappear over time?

Hyperkeratosis-Mayo: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. However, it isn't often serious and usually disappears by age 30. In the meantime, prescription medications and self-care measures can improve the appearance of keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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Why doesn't any cream or lotion work 4 my very dry hands? I've even tried "good" brands like CeraVe? After using it my hands still don't feel moist.

Why doesn't any cream or lotion work 4 my very dry hands? I've even tried "good" brands like CeraVe? After using it my hands still don't feel moist.

Eczema?: It's possible you're dealing with eczema, which causes one to have extremely dry patches of skin that can become irritated and itchy and are often resistant to most over the counter lotions and creams. Have you tried Vaseline? You may need prescription medications like DermaSmoothe or courses of a topical corticosteroid in cream or ointment form. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Docs! should I use cerave or cetaphil for my acne?

Docs! should I use cerave or cetaphil for my acne?

Scientific Rx: These are adjuncts only. Your acne is best managed with a trial of topical benzoyl peroxide, 5% 2x/day. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am using Cerave moisturizing lotion, it is working well for the rest of my face, but I think it might be breaking my forehead out?

I am using Cerave moisturizing lotion, it is working well for the rest of my face, but I think it might be breaking my forehead out?

CeraVe vs alternate: CeraVe is an excellent product for eczema or just really dry skin and less greasy than some similar products. It does contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which add heaviness. You could consider a lighter non-alcohol containing lotion for your face such as Vanicream or Eucerin. ...Read more

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Is cerave a good moisturizer to use on the breast for pigmentation?

Is cerave a good moisturizer to use on the breast for pigmentation?

Excellent.: Cerave is an excellent moisturizer but not really useful when it comes to lightening of pigmentation. Continue to use cerave but consider adding in a lightening agent such as skinmedica lytera which has been proven helpful off face as well as on face for pigmentation. ...Read more

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Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??

Cream better: Cerave cream is better than the lotion. Also keep showers short and only use soap in private parts. If you have any red scaly areas see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 5 month old daughter has Eczema and dry skin. I have been using Eucerin for few days and her skin seems better. Should I try cerave? or aquafor?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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My 5 month old daughter has Eczema and dry skin. I have been using Eucerin for few days and her skin seems better.  Should I try cerave? or aquafor?

Sure: You can try any kind of moisturizer and find out which works best for your daughter. More importantly , it is best applied within 3 minutes after bathing. Keep up the daily bathing. ...Read more

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Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Safe: This is safe to use on children. If you are concerned about parabens (found in most cosmetic preparations), you could apply petroleum jelly or solid vegetable shortening instead (Crisco). ...Read more

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My 7 week old was prescribed with desonide for eczema can i use the cerave moisturizer cream in between application?

My 7 week old was prescribed with desonide for eczema can i use the cerave moisturizer cream in between application?

Moisturizer okay: It is okay to use a moisturizer cream in between. In general use products that are hypoallergenic, without added dyes or scents. Bathe baby every other day. Another product that can be used as both a water free cleanser and moisturizing cream is Cetaphil. More about baby rashes and skin conditions: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Rashes-and-Skin-Conditions.aspx ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more