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I have 1 year and 3 month old son. He is having a red rashes (like Eczema) on his body . my ped suggested Denoside Cream (0.5%) . Can I use on face?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eczema

Yes safe for the face

In brief: Eczema

Yes safe for the face
Dr. Zachary Veres
Dr. Zachary Veres
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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not at 0.5%

Denoside is a bit strong for the face (can cause skin thinning and blanching).
1% hydrocortisone is milder and is better for the face. Be sure to moisturize aggressively (appropriate use of moisturizers and/or wet wraps should have been discussed) and to be aggressive in preventing skin infection. Consider a virtual consult if you have questions. Eczema is very treatable with the right tools!

In brief: Not at 0.5%

Denoside is a bit strong for the face (can cause skin thinning and blanching).
1% hydrocortisone is milder and is better for the face. Be sure to moisturize aggressively (appropriate use of moisturizers and/or wet wraps should have been discussed) and to be aggressive in preventing skin infection. Consider a virtual consult if you have questions. Eczema is very treatable with the right tools!
Dr. Corey Clay
Dr. Corey Clay
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Dr. Kevin Frey
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

I would use only topical hydrocortisone on the baby's face.

In brief: No.

I would use only topical hydrocortisone on the baby's face.
Dr. Kevin Frey
Dr. Kevin Frey
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Frey is correct. Also, do not use steroids on face for more than 7 days or for more than 10 days on rest of body to avoid complications. Do not use on sores, open wounds or infected sores/cuts..
Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Low dose topical steroid creams are safely used on face to treat eczema.

In brief: Yes

Low dose topical steroid creams are safely used on face to treat eczema.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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