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Doctor insights on: Cetaphil Moisturizing Medication

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WHich do I apply first, cliclindamycin or my moisturizer Cetaphil?

WHich do I apply first, cliclindamycin or my moisturizer Cetaphil?

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

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What is a good facial moisturizer to use if my skin is prone to acne? Cetaphil moisturizer burns my skin probably because I use epiduo.

What is a good facial moisturizer to use if my skin is prone to acne? Cetaphil moisturizer burns my skin probably because I use epiduo.

Non-allergic: I suggest hypoallergenic creams such as Nivea or coconut oil products. Mild hypoallergenic products should be checked with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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To accompany my prescription topicals (acne), any good alternative moisturizer brands to CeraVe/Cetaphil? Sometimes it seems they clog my pores. Thanks

To accompany my prescription topicals (acne), any good alternative moisturizer brands to CeraVe/Cetaphil? Sometimes it seems they clog my pores. Thanks

Acne friendly moistu: I did a quick search for "acne friendly moisturizer" and found many products being touted online. Better yet, search for "non-comedogenic moisturizer". Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/make-up as a starting point. ...Read more

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I am suffering from eczema. I am on medication which includes an anti-allergy10mg;a sunscreen50spf\u0026#41;, momate cream and a moisturizer, pacroma cream. Still no Change. Help!

I am suffering from eczema. I am on medication which includes an anti-allergy10mg;a sunscreen50spf\u0026#41;, momate cream and a moisturizer, pacroma cream. Still no Change. Help!

Eczema: You need to keep irritants to a minimum. Use only sensitive skin products. No fragrance or dye. Find something to stop the itch, like Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or Zyrtec. Eczema gets worse if it's constantly being scratched. Also try a bleach bath. 1 cup bleach, in a full tub of water. Try this weekly. If no improvement, have it rechecked. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to apply moisturizer on top of acne medication?

Would it be acceptable to apply moisturizer on top of acne medication?

Acne and moisture: Yes, it is usually ok to apply a moisturizer after an acne medication--especially if it dries you out. Let the medication dry, then apply your moisturizer. ...Read more

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Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Medication: After the application of the topical acne medication, apply the moisturizer. ...Read more

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What is the best natural drug store oil free face moisturizer to use?

What is the best natural drug store oil free face moisturizer to use?

HealthTap: Doesn't really advocate the use of any particular product. You might ask the pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I heat my cetaphil moisturizing cream?

Can I heat my cetaphil moisturizing cream?

Moisturizer: Heating to a very high temperature could change the consistency of the product. ...Read more

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After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?

After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?

Ideally you would: Use a lotion or cream that contains some form of sunscreen. Since this is a sensitive part when your hair is removed, you'll want to be extra careful about a sunburn in this area. Aim for a sunscreen on the order of at least SPF 30 or more. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil moisturizing cream on my scalp and hair? It's dry.

Can I use cetaphil moisturizing cream on my scalp and hair? It's dry.

Not a good idea: Creams, ointments, and moisturizers that are formulated for the skin are not necessarily suitable for the scalp and hair. I would recommend something formulated specifically for the hair and scalp. I have found coconut based formulas work well and are safe. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...Read more

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Aside from Cetaphil moisturize, what can I use for my Pityriasis Rosea? My PR is on its healing stage and the doctor only recommended Cetaphil but it'

Aside from Cetaphil moisturize, what can I use for my Pityriasis Rosea? My PR is on its healing stage and the doctor only recommended Cetaphil but it'

Nothing: Cetaphil is good for dry skin. It is not a treatment for PR. The only treatment usually is a menthol lotion to reduce itch. PR is thought to be a viral infection, a herpes virus different from the ones causing cold sores or STD's. Although macrolides and antivirals and other agents have been used there is no good evidence of any benefit from any of them. If it persists longer than 8 weeks, if it I ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cetaphil moisturizing lotion on the face? I have a rash near my mouth and it is causing flaky skin

Is it safe to use cetaphil moisturizing lotion on the face? I have a rash near my mouth and it is causing flaky skin

Cetaphil good!!!: Cetaphil will HELP your face. Throw away the polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Like neosporin, bacitracin, and triple antibiotic, it is a common sensitizer, often causing just what you describe. Since none of these seem to be of any use, there is no reason to ever use any of them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to moisturize acne prone skin? Is Cetaphil okay (will it cause pimples)? What is really the purpose of moisturizing?

Yes.: If your skin is dry you can use a moisturizer but remember first take a shower or bath preferably using minimal if any soap which dries your skin then get out of the bath and apply the moisturizer to the wet skin. Most people dry off before applying the moisturizer. Don't do that! Then pat those areas dry. ...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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In what way can a moisturizer have hazardous materials?

In what way can a moisturizer have hazardous materials?

Allergic ingredients: Some people are allergic to some ingredients in moisturizers, especially quaternium 15, parabens, and vitamin E. ...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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How do I choose a proper moisturizer?

How do I choose a proper moisturizer?

Moisturizer: It's really your preference. Most of them are made from similar ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance free, dye free. I like Vaseline Intensive Care Creamy, or The Body Shop 'butters'. Also, I answered your other question, and want to make sure you understand how worried I am. ...Read more

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What is the most effective moisturizer?

What is the most effective moisturizer?

MOISTURIZERS: WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT.
WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU MAY BE BAD FOR SOMEONE ELSE.
NEW ONES SHOW UP ALL THE TIME.
THE LATEST ONE IS CALLED HYDRO-BOOST.
OVER-THE-COUNTER.
(I HAVE NO FINANCIAL IN THIS!) ...Read more

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How important is using a daily moisturizer with spf?

How important is using a daily moisturizer with spf?

Essential: Uv light is damaging to skin and undoubtedly a cause of skin cancers, so sun protection is always important. ...Read more

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What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

SPF 15: It is a good idea to look for an spf higher than 15, and the higher you can tolerate, the better the protection (the reason for tolerance is that the higher spf moisturizers often feel more greasy). ...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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Please recommend the best moisturizer brands for anti aging?

Please recommend the best moisturizer brands for anti aging?

No "bests": No best ones. But you may try ROC anti-wrinkle serum or Neutrogena deep wrinkle serum. I dont' have stocks on either. ...Read more