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
Dr. Steve Harlan, MD is a board-certified, practicing dermatologist.
Dr. Harlan is not your dermatologist.
The information provided in this knowledgebase represent typical examples of how Dr. Harlan instructs his dermatology patients.
Nothing in this knowledgebase may be construed as medical advice from Dr. Harlan.
All persons planning to use SmartLotion® for the treatment of itch associated with any chronic or recurring condition should see a board-certified dermatologist for proper diagnosis and supervision.
FDA guidance on hydrocortisone preparations says the purpose is anti-itch associated with skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis and it should not be used after 7 days without direction/ supervision of a physician, and it is not officially cleared in children under two.
If you have an adverse reaction to SmartLotion® or to any of the instructions Dr. Harlan recommends to his patients, you must stop the use of SmartLotion® immediately and consult your dermatologist or trusted medical professional.
The statements and information provided in this knowledgebase have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to prevent, treat or cure any disease or illness.
The following are examples of how Dr. Harlan's patients use SmartLotion®, a safer version of hydrocortisone (0.75%) designed with prebiotic properties in order to help with the following conditions.