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?"
New Skin Irritation Or Seasonal Intolerances
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?
Is SmartLotion® Cruelty Free and Gluten Free?
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?
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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.