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Hi, which is better for my toddler's ecsema; eucerin cream or allergenics ointment? Thanks

Hi, which is better for my toddler's ecsema;  eucerin cream or allergenics ointment?  Thanks

Eczema: Using skin lubrication with eucerine, aveeno (oatmeal) or aquaphore is very important, you need to do that on regular basis, if she is flaerd use steroid ointment sparinly, for 3- 5 day at a time . Make sure to see her pediatrician on regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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Can I use Clobetasol ointment or cream for eczema? (dyshidrotic eczema) until when? Thanks.

Can I use Clobetasol  ointment or cream for eczema? (dyshidrotic eczema) until when? Thanks.

Yes you can: Keep in mind it is a "strong" steroid prescription medication so use it sparingly and do not use it for weeks upon end. A good plan would be to use it for 2 weeks, then off 2 weeks. It can discolor or thin the skin out or cause striae if used too much. Also avoid using it in certain areas like the face or the inguinal area where the skin is very thin. ...Read more

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Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream , can we dilute this cream?

Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream , can we dilute this cream?

Doubt the need: A fetus floats around in moisture more intense than the best skin creams.A newborn must acclimate their skin to the dry air around them and our efforts to clean them.By 1 week the effects of pregnancy hormones often begin to produce transient baby acne that self heals with no treatment by the 3rd month. I doubt you need to do anything other than nurture the child & keep it clean. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil a good cream for children with eczema?

Is cetaphil a good cream for children with eczema?

Yes, usually: Cetaphil comnes in different formulations and i think the thicker creams would work better than cetaphil lotions. Even then, some kids won't do well with it. ...Read more

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Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

Open to air: The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying. Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What cream do they give babies for eczema?

What cream do they give babies for eczema?

Treatment: usually starts with a good skin care regimen, one that is designed for sensitive skin (hypoallergenic and fragrance free). Moisturizing is very important. Topical steroids are used during periods of flare, but should be used with caution on the face, diaper area and in very young infants. ...Read more

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Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Diaper rash: Yes, otc creams such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a&d oint, etc. Can be used. Barrier creams or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated also can be used occasionally. ...Read more

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Can I use caladryl lotion for infants?

Can I use caladryl lotion for infants?

Maybe: Some find it helpful.I consider it too drying and generally don't recommend it in infants or toddlers. ...Read more

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My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

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

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Can you use Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on a newborn baby?

Can you use Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on a newborn baby?

Yes you can: more important though is to keep the skin dry and clean as much as you can ...Read more

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Is fluocinolone acetonide cream good for eczema?

Is fluocinolone acetonide cream good for eczema?

Yes: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

Triple paste: Treiple paste is absorbent and will act as a barrier to protect skin from urine and feces. Clean with mild soapy water and then regularly apply triple paste to protect area. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream?

Is it possible that adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream?

I often tell patient: to use Destine for all ages as it is very safe for raw irritated skin in going or between buttocks. ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more