When used for treating scalp psoriasis, apply a thin layer of the oil on the affected areas of the scalp at bedtime and cover with a shower cap. Leave the shower cap on overnight and wash the oil out in the morning. For treating atopic dermatitis in adults, the medicine is applied to the affected areas three times a day; for children, it is applied twice a day for up to four weeks.
Before using Derma-Smoothe oil, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as there may be safer options available.
(For more information on this medicated skin oil, click Derma-Smoothe. This full-length article provides details on how this product works, safety issues to be aware of before beginning treatment, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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