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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Red Rash In Skin Creases
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.
At two months of age, the baby develops a deep red rash involving the face, crease of the neck and/ or body creases (flexures). This is known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis and can be associated with slight scaling, crusting or even moist exudates.
For this group of symptoms, Dr. Harlan typically treats his patients with the following routine, under their pediatrician's supervision:
First, Dr. Harlan has his patients apply diluted, vinegar-soaked cotton compresses to the affected areas for 3-5 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.
The application of SmartLotion® must be dry with no excess moisture.
For extra sensitive, stingy, dry, rough faces, he recommends to first apply a recommended moisturizers before applying SmartLotion®.
For the list of Dr. Harlan's recommended moisturizers, please click here.
For the infantile vinegar solution, he recommends the following: Mix 1/2 tablespoon of white vinegar into an 8 ounce glass of water.