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
Some SmartLotion® users have reported that after a few days of use, their eczema/dermatitis appears to be getting worse.
This can be caused by 3 potential issues, as follows:
1) Stopping prescription treatment too early
Sometimes, severe cases of eczema/ dermatitis require prescription strength steroids longer before the transition to SmartLotion®.
2) Not enough moisturizing
Dr. Harlan has found that eczema can worsen if his patient isn't moisturizing enough.
3) Intolerance of sulfur
In Dr. Harlan's landmark study on the safety of SmartLotion®, Dr. Harlan found that 1% of patients are unable to tolerate sulfur.
1) If the Dr. Harlan finds that his patient has stopped treatment with the prescription steroid to early, he will insist the patient use the prescription steroid as directed before switching to SmartLotion®.
2) If Dr. Harlan finds that his patient is not moisturizing enough, he will insist that they moisturize a minimum of 2x per day or more depending upon the case. Inadequate moisturizing is the #1 reason Dr. Harlan's atopic dermatitis patients fail to recover.
3) If you are a HarlanMD customer and you are one of the unlucky 1% that cannot tolerate sulfur, please send it back for a full refund. Email us at email@example.com for instructions.