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Cetaphil Moisturizing Medication
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 it okay to use cetaphil dermacontrol products in the a.M. And cerave cleanser and moisturizer in the p.M.? I also use stridex maximum strength pads
Avoid moisturizers: Moisturizers usually make problems worse and should be avoided. Add retinoic acid or retinol and antioxidants to your routine! ...Read more
I am using tretenoin cream at night with daily sulfur wash. Do you know of a better (natural/less toxic) alternative to cetaphil/cerave's moisturizer?
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
To accompany my prescription topicals (acne), any good alternative moisturizer brands to CeraVe/Cetaphil? Sometimes it seems they clog my pores. Thanks
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
Do I leave on the acne medication and the moisturizer when I apply clear moisturizer in the morning?
Yes: Unless you are instructed otherwise.Get a more detailed answer ›
I used clear moisturizer in the morning. Do I leave on the acne medication and the moisturizer when I apply them?
HealthTap: Doesn't really advocate the use of any particular product. You might ask the pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a drug allergy, I developed skin atrophy from oral steroids prednisone and it would burn from normal moisturizers the moisturizer gets stuck on?
After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?
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
Hello, Before I go to bed, I apply cold water to my shaved head. Is it okay to use cetaphil moisturizing lotion after wards?
That's fine.: No problem with this. Hot water is actually drying to the skin. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
Essential: Uv light is damaging to skin and undoubtedly a cause of skin cancers, so sun protection is always important. ...Read more
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
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
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