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?
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.
Flexure rash, commonly found in the underarms, groin area, under the breasts, or in the folds of the tummy. Also known as intertrigo or flexure psoriasis, which are heat related, moisture related, and often aggravated by yeast and bacterial overgrowth.
For this group of symptoms, Dr. Harlan typically treats his patients with the following routine:
First, Dr. Harlan has his patients apply diluted, vinegar-soaked cotton compresses to the affected areas for 10-15 minutes.
Next, he tells them to remove the compresses and apply SmartLotion® to the affected areas as a thin, disappearing layer. If needed, he recommends using a hair dryer to dry the area.
He has his patients repeat this routine 2x per day for up to 2 weeks.
For the vinegar solution, he recommends the following: Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar into an 8 ounce glass of water.
For some cases, he will prescribe an Econazole product, or which works extremely well when combined with SmartLotion®.
Additionally, for best results, he recommends to combine his suggested routine with an antimicrobial wash.
Dr. Harlan also says that OTC clotrimazole cream and miconazole cream work well for these symptoms when applied as a thin, disappearing layer at the same time as the SmartLotion® application.
To prevent flexure rash symptoms from returning, Dr. Harlan instructs his adult patients to apply SmartLotion® 1x per day, or less as needed.