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Cetaphil For Baby
Can i put cetaphil baby lotion my 1yr-old son's skin that has HFMD? We use aveeno shampoo and wash and I noticed without putting lotion, his skin is drying
Yes, you can: Any mild moisturizer would be fine--will not interact with HFMD ...Read more
My 13 month old baby's skin is very dry. What can I do for it. I already use atopia cream and cetaphil also. But there is no change on him?
Frequently: Use the moisturizer 3-4 times every day.Use otc cortisone on bad patches except the face. Give 1-2 weeks.If no improvement-call your pediatrician. ...Read more
Nothing : Just observe, your baby will be fine, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Cetaphil skin: Cleanser can be used to bathe your baby with or it can be used as a lotion. Better that soap if your baby has sensitive skin or eczema. ...Read more
My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.
Need more info: I don't see any relationship to the topical products you are using. I would bring the findings of the skin on the baby's face to the attention of the pediatrician. Having one skin problem may lead to another kind of skin problem. ...Read more
Leave it alone: Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs.At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone.Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time.Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. ...Read more
Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and cream/lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness or should I just use johnson's with oatmeal?
Yes it is: Safe to use cetaphil on your 6 week old. ...Read more
Likely: eczema may require a combination of treatments, the mainstay of which is proper application of topical moisturizers. Talk with your pediatrician about how to properly apply moisturizers, which ones are best to use, and what signs/symptoms of worsening eczema to look for. Sometimes referral to a specialist (dermatology, allergy/immunology) may be needed for refractory cases. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my infant was given epiceram for his eczema. can you put moisturizer on top of that?
Can but no need: You theoretically can put on a moisturizer safely, but it likely won't be of any added benefit. ...Read more
Cerave: Cetaphil is a good product but cerave is another suggestion without knowing what you are treating. ...Read more
Sure: No problem with that regimen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cetaphil Cleanser: Most skin cleansers remove more than they should. As the brand of cleansers and moisturizers recommended by more dermatologists than any other, cetaphil® cleansers work to cleanse, moisturize and gently remove what your skin doesn’t need, without stripping away natural emollients and oils. Cetaphil® gentle skin cleanser and daily facial cleanser have gentle, non-irritating formula. ...Read more
See a doctor: Rosacea is a very common disorder and affects as many as 1 out of 3 people. It can also be very hard to control with over the counter products alone. Many physicians will recommend a combination of a low dose oral antibiotic along with a topical anti-fungal and perhaps a steroid to address both chronic as well as acute symptoms. Best to see a doctor and have them individualize a program. ...Read more
Yes: Among many cleansers useful for dry, sensitive skin. The salient feature is pH of 6 to 7. Avoid caustic soaps, pH 9 to 10, such as Ivory, if you have dry skin. Avoid antibacterial and deodorant soaps. Unless you are allergic to scents (not common) you can use unscented or any smell which appeals to you. ...Read more
No: If by "intimate" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. ...Read more
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1 of my problems was messing around with different products?Cetaphil is the only thing that doesn't break me out/irritate 2 repair my skin do I continu
Physiogel: In my experience my patients responded better to physiogel because it was a more hydrating cleanser and moisturizer. I would still recommend that you try both out at different times on a small area of your eczema to see which one works best for you. ...Read more
Several steps: First clean the area and dry it. Then apply the clindamycin as you want this antibiotic to penetrate into the lesion area. Then you can top it off with the moisturizer if the area still seems dry. You may however omit the cetaphil if the area is moist after the clindamycin. ...Read more
Is cetaphil facial cleanser could cause serious damage to the body if used frequently for a long time?
No, it's fine to use: Cetaphil facial cleanser or skin cleanser are milder than soaps. The Cetaphil cleansers don't take away too much skin oil, so the cleansers don't leave your skin too dry. These cleansers can be used every day instead of soap. They are not "facial scrubs" or "exfoliators" so won't be abrasive to skin. (Use a little each time, because all cleansers go down the drain, to our water supply or oceans (oxymetazoline).) ...Read more
When you've had extractions done to your face without facial, is it okay to wash face with cetaphil at the end of the day?
Yes: Cetaphil is a facial cleanser. Apply a small amount and monitor for any reaction before applyiing to your entire face. ...Read more