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Skin Care


If you suffer from allergic skin conditions, a basic rule to follow when picking your skincare products is to remember that smell, texture, and ingredients are very important.

  1. Smell- Avoid skincare products that have strong scents. When choosing products, select ones that are “fragrance-free.” Products that claim to be “unscented” are not actually free from fragrances so read the label carefully
  2. Texture- Skincare products should be thick. Ointments tend to keep your skin moisturized longer when compared to lotions. Good products tend to be harder to spread since they are thicker and leave your skin feeling greasy.
  3. Ingredients- In patients who are susceptible to allergies, stay away from applying products derived directly from food or plants such as coconut oil or grapeseed oils. These can cause irritation, worsening of current symptoms or can even cause new dermatologic symptoms

Dry Skin Care


  1. Daily bath/shower with lukewarm water. Less than 10 minutes.
  2. Avoid scrubbing
  3. Pat dry skin and avoid rubbing; this strips off natural layers of protection to your sin
  4. Examples of soaps/body wash to use (no fragrance):
    • CeraVe Cleanser
    • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
    • Vanicream Cleansing Bar
    • Aveeno Advanced Care Wash
  5. Shampoo and Conditioner
    • Free and Clear
    • DHS


  1. Frequent and generous moisturizing is the key to good control, should be applied 3-4 times daily; including after shower or bath
  2. Examples of products to use
    • Aquaphor Ointment
    • Cetaphil Cream, CeraVe Cream, Eucerin Cream, Aveeno Advanced Care Cream
    • Vaseline or Vanicream is good for children who complain of “stinging” with moisturizers


  1. Tide Free, Cheer Free, All Free and Clear
  2. Fabric Softener: Bounce Free, Downy Free


  1. Vanicream Sensitive Skin = 30 or 60
  2. Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SPF 60+
  3. Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby SPF 60 +

Diaper Cream

  1. Vaseline Ointment
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