Information on a skin cream

  1. My son uses a prescription skin cream for his eczema called C-Polysorb-Petrolatum. It is literally a miracle cream. His skin might be raw and cracked, and after using the cream, literally overnight, the skin is healing and smooth again. I want to find out more about how this cream works. I tried doing a search online but I can't find any information. If anyone is familiar with this cream please let me know. Thanks.
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  3. by   tvccrn
    I would see if the doctor that prescribed the medication can get you some more information on it. Or possibly go to the manufactureer's website and search there.

  4. by   P_RN
    i thought that was over the counter stuff.

    polysorb hydrate (hydronic dry skin cream) availability: otc

  5. by   JeanettePNP
    Thanks for the information. I wonder why the doctor didn't tell me it was OTC. Maybe he prescribed a stronger potency.
  6. by   P_RN
    Call your pharmacy and double check. If it is incredibly expensive OTC sometimes the doc will rx for it or for a stronger preparation.
  7. by   JeanettePNP
    I discovered the magic ingredient--it's petroleum jelly! I had used up the original cream the dr. prescribed, which did not come in a tube but in a pharmacy container. I asked for a refill and was given the tube. I used it for about a week and it just was not as effective. I went back to ped. and was told to mix the cream with some vaseline. Bingo! Apparently the vaseline softens the skin and allows the moisturizer to penetrate. I cannot believe what a difference it makes.