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Lidex (fluocinonide): Lidex (fluocinonide) gel is a topical corticosteroid that can decrease inflammation, itching, dryness and redness of skin. It may be used for treating conditions such as psoriais, atopic dermatitis, eczema, lichen planus, inflammatory dermatoses, mild burns. It can be used adjunctively for serorrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, disidrosis, nodular puririgo, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluocinonide: Fluocinonide (fluonex, lidex, (fluocinonide) lidex-e, lonide, lyderm, and vanos) is a potent glucocorticoid steroid used topically as anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis and psoriasis. It relieves itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubt the need: A fetus floats around in moisture more intense than the best skin creams.A newborn must acclimate their skin to the dry air around them and our efforts to clean them.By 1 week the effects of pregnancy hormones often begin to produce transient baby acne that self heals with no treatment by the 3rd month. I doubt you need to do anything other than nurture the child & keep it clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you use Triple antibiotic ointment if you run out of the mupiocin ointment the Doctor gave you?
Infected Eczema Only: Mupirocin ointment is a antibacterial preparation that can be helpful for eczema that has become infected but is not the proper treatment for maintenance of eczema long term. Using daily moisturizers and topical corticosteroid ointments for flares is more appropriate. See an Allergist or Dermatologist for more details on properly treating eczema. ...Read more
Erythromycin gel: Instructions are generally on the container along with the pharmacist instruction sheet. Store erythromycin gel at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container. Store away from heat and light. Keep erythromycin gel out of the reach of children and away from pets. ...Read more
Which topical steroid would you consider best for treating dishydrotic eczema , and wich pharmaceutical form (ie cream vs ointment)?
Yes, but...: This is the cream used to treat scabies. Typically in adults and older children scabies do not affect head/face/scalp. This is not true in young children and babies for some reason. So typically we tell older patients to use the cream from neck down. However, in children and if symptoms on scalp in adult (this would be rare), can safely use on scalp ...Read more
My gastroenterologist prescribed a compounded "woodwards rectal cream" for my hemorrhoid pain/swelling. What does this topical cream consist of?
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