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Flutivate Cream For Baby
My wife use beprosalic lotion n elomet cream for her psoriasis during breastfeeding.It is safe during breastfeeding?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion safe for my 3month old baby?Can it be applied on her face as well?Please advise me!!
What is better to use daily for a 3 month baby, Johnson baby powder or diaper cream with every diaper change (there is no rash)?
My doctor told me to use neutrogena t/gel for a month then Nizoral (ketoconazole) and alternate for sebohrreic dermatitis, is this good?
Yes: I like this combination, although i usually tell patients to alternate them willy-nilly from day to day. ...Read more
Terrible idea: Betamethasone will interfere with your body's ability to fight the bacteria that cause acne. The pimples may regress as the bacteria overgrow, but they will have won and your disease will get worse. You are asking for a secondary infection, and if you keep doing this, the skin on your face will atrophy. Benzoyl peroxide and your physician are your two best friends. ...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
Daughter diagnosed w/Tinea Versicolor. Scrips for Ketoconazole2% shampoo(body) & cream. For future recurs can OTC Miconazole be used just as well?
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
It's okay to use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream for more than 4 weeks for my vagina right?
No: it is not usually recommended to use steroid creams for more than 10-14 days ...Read more
Up to a month: Topical treatment for ringworm generally consists of anti fungal cream applied to the affected area twice daily for up to a month. Once the ringworm is gone, which may occur by the 2nd week, it is advised to continue treatment for an additional week or two to make sure it doesn't return. ...Read more
I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?
Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is strong enough, or applying it often enough. Breakouts are usually from the vehicle. So choose a spray or thin lotion with a high spf (55 or higher) and apply it often while you are in the sun. ...Read more
NOT REALLY...: Diaper rash is mostly caused by #1.Irritation from urine /stool, #2. Yeast called monilia. If mild rash, you can use otc decetin cream, butt paste, tripple paste etc, if yeast infection: your pediatrician will prescribe Nystatin or similar cream. Fucidin is an antibiotic, will not help much. ...Read more
How long after applying hydrocortisone to my baby's skin for her excema will i start noticing a difference?...
Atopic dermatitis: There are many causes of atopic dermatitis (ad) often called eczema. Food triggers can be involved in up to 40% of cases. If your pediatrician is not comfortable doing a food allergy evaluation, see an allergist. Look for triggers causing the eczema before trying to find medicines to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
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