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Looking for alternative treatment for infant seborrhea on face (pediatrician prescribed Vaseline and hydrocortisone and i don't want to use those)?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
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In brief: Facial Formula

For infantile seborrhea using an emollient moisturizer is usually sufficient.
Avoiding soap is the key since an infant's skin is extremely sensitive and still be colonized by normal bacteria. Vaseline locks in moisture and the steroid helps with inflammation. Vaseline is a petroleum product however. Using shea butter or lanolin is often as effective and has less a less greasy quality.

In brief: Facial Formula

For infantile seborrhea using an emollient moisturizer is usually sufficient.
Avoiding soap is the key since an infant's skin is extremely sensitive and still be colonized by normal bacteria. Vaseline locks in moisture and the steroid helps with inflammation. Vaseline is a petroleum product however. Using shea butter or lanolin is often as effective and has less a less greasy quality.
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