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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment include the following:
  • This medication comes as an oil. The body oil is normally applied to the affected areas of the skin two to three times a day. The scalp oil is applied to the scalp in the evening, and left on overnight.
  • You only need a thin layer of this medicine for it to work. Using more than recommended increases your risk for side effects, without necessarily making it any more effective.
  • Make sure to wash your hands before and after applying the medicine.
  • When using the scalp oil, you will cover your scalp with the supplied shower cap after applying the medicine. Do not use a dressing or bandage over the body oil, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so; covering this medicine with a bandage may increase your risk for side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not use this medicine longer or more often than prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Derma-Smoothe your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your age and the reason you are using the medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Derma-Smoothe Dosage for more information.)
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