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.
Heat-related pimples and bumps, commonly found on the chest, back, arms, trunk, legs or pubic area. Folliculitis is the sweating and heat-related irritation of the pores and hair follicles, including yeast and bacterial overgrowth. Dry skin, especially in the winter, contributes.
Dr. Harlan typically treats his teenage patients for folliculitis by having them apply SmartLotion® 2x per day for up to 2 weeks.
He recommends that his folliculitis patients reduce any activities that contribute to perspiration while recovering.
Additionally, it is important for his patients to moisturize the affected area at least 1x per day. Click here for a list of Dr. Harlan's recommended moisturizers.
For the moisturizer, Dr. Harlan instructs his patients to apply it in a single, downward direction to reduce irritation of the hair follicles.
For severe cases, Dr. Harlan will also prescribe an antibiotic to use in tandem with the suggested SmartLotion® routine.
For best results, Dr. Harlan suggests that his folliculitis patients combine SmartLotion® with an antimicrobial wash.
Dr. Harlan says that sulfacetamide washes, salicylic acid washes and benzoyl peroxide washes all work extremely well when used with SmartLotion®.