Stock Your Medicine Cabinet Like a Pediatrician
September 22, 2020
Hillary Zieve, MD, AAP-OC Chapter’s Member at Large & Young Physician Representative, along with dozens of other doctor moms and dads were asked by Parents Magazine which drugstore items they keep at ready. It’s always helpful – now more than ever – to have the essentials on hand for inevitable injuries and illnesses.
Dr. Zieve’s recommendation? Hydrocortisone 1% “This mild steroid cream can dial down irritation from rashes, eczema, and bug bites—just avoid open wounds. You can also layer petroleum jelly or lotion on top, says Hillary Zieve, MD, a pediatrician at CHOC Children’s Hospital, in Orange, California. And limit use on sensitive areas (face, diaper region) to less than a week. If a rash doesn’t clear up, call your pediatrician.”
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