Basic Instructions for SmartLotion®
How to Perform A Spot Check
Information on Moisturizing When Applying SmartLotion®
Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Adults)
Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)
Flexure Rash, Intertrigo or Flexure Psoriasis
Follicular Inflammation (Shaving Rashes)
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - Adults
Lichen Planus/ Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Polymorphous Light Eruption -PMLE
Scalp Scaling/ Itching
Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)
Acne Treatment Irritation (Combination Skin)
Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Teenagers)
Flexure Rash, Intertrigo or Flexure Psoriasis (Teenagers)
Heat-Related Pimples (Teen Folliculitis)
Lip Chapping/ Red Lip Ring
Perioral Dermatitis (Teenagers)
Seborrheic Dermatitis (Teenagers)
Infants & Children
"My child's facial eczema is returning, even when applying SmartLotion® 1x per day"
"My rash has returned" or "I'm experiencing a flare-up"
"SmartLotion® Made My Eczema Worse"
"What should I do if I have thin skin?"
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Teenagers)
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Infants and Children)
Persistent Redness of the Face (for Adults)
SmartLotion® Isn't Helping Enough
Stinging: It's Part of The Healing Process
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can SmartLotion® Be Used As A Moisturizer?
Does SmartLotion® Interact With Any Medications?
How Is SmartLotion® Any Different Than Hydrocortisone Found At The Store?
What Are The Ingredients Inside SmartLotion®?
Where is SmartLotion® Safe To Apply?
Why Does SmartLotion® Contain Fragrance?
Why Does The Hydrocortisone in SmartLotion® Not Cause Side-Effects?
Updated by Stuart Millar
Before using SmartLotion®, you must read this disclaimer.
We recommend reading these general instructions on how to use SmartLotion®: Click here.
Stinging can occur when first applying SmartLotion®. For instructions on how to reduce the stinging, please click here.
Dr. Harlan recommends that anyone using SmartLotion® on their child do so with their Pediatrician or Dermatologist's supervision.
The FDA has not officially cleared hydrocortisone for use in children under 2.
Baby has a painful rash from soiled diaper. There are red dots outside the main body of the rash.
Baby has both Irritant Dermatitis from stool, and a superficial yeast infection with Candida.
Dr. Harlan typically provides the following instructions to his patients for the treatment of diaper rash: Change the baby's diaper extra-frequently, gently cleansing the skin.
Then, apply a thin layer of CeraVe® Cream. Allow baby to “air out” for as long as practical before applying a new diaper. Twice daily use clotrimazole cream (Lotrimin® cream) or whatever your pediatrician recommends for a yeast infection. At bedtime or before long naps apply a paste-like cream (Desitin®, A&D®) and use a thin layer, not thick. (Skin must breathe.)
When these measures alone are not helping significantly, add SmartLotion® twice daily for 7 days to this program. If not improving, see your Pediatrician or Dermatologist for a skin culture swabbing for both Candida yeast and Staph bacteria. Pimples with pus strongly suggest Staph. Ask your Pediatrician for cleansing instructions with dilute Chlorhexidine for Staph.