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    Suggest remedy for dry skin and acne in an infant

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: my daughter is now five weeks old. She started to get dry skin on her for head. Then baby acne. Now it has turned into a rash. It's bad on her chin and cheek. It's almost scabbing.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed the Image.

This is infantile seborrheic dermatitis. I sugggest you to use a mild topical steroid cream e.g hydrocortsione 1% cream, twice daily (Cortisone cream).

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Can I get this over the counter. How long should it take to clear. what sign should I look for if that is not it.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Apply hydrocortisone 1% cream for a week

Detailed Answer:

Yes you can take it over the counter. It would take at least a week of application.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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