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Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Adults)
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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)
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"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?"
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Persistent Redness of the Face (For Teenagers)
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Infants and Children)
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SmartLotion® Isn't Helping Enough
Stinging: It's Part of The Healing Process
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Lip Chapping/ Red Lip Ring
Updated by Stuart Millar
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Lip chapping and a ring of redness around the mouth, with burning or stinging. Can be seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis or a mixture of both. This is a common skin disorder in teens that often flares in the winter.
Dr. Harlan typically treats his teenage patients for seborrheic dermatitis/ atopic dermatitis around the lips by having them apply SmartLotion® 2x per day for up to 2 weeks to the red skin area and the chapped lips.
He also recommends to first apply a recommended moisturizer 2x daily, each time before applying SmartLotion®. For a complete list of Dr. Harlan's recommended moisturizers, click here.
Afterwards, Dr. Harlan instructs his teenage patients to apply Vaseline® petrolatum or Aquaphor® ointment to the lips only (not the skin) in order to protect them and hold in moisture.
After 2 weeks, Dr. Harlan recommends that his teenage patients taper the use of SmartLotion® and only use as needed.