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Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
The U.S. Food and drug administration has approved the use of Fluocinonide to treat the swelling, itching, dryness, scaling and redness associated with rash, eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions and other skin problems. ...Read more
Eczema, dermatitis: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
Steroid: Steroid creams, such as fluocinolone cream, are effective at decreasing the symptoms of insect bites, such as mosquitos. Improvement can be seen with redness, swelling and itching. ...Read more
Yes: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
Cover the area plagued by razor bumps with 1 percent hydrocortizone cream one to two times per day. This will help soothe the area and reduce the redness associated with razor bumps.
Fluocinolone acetonide is too strong for the area. ...Read more
Fluocinolone: Flucinolone is a medium potency steroid. As long as your rash is not contaminated with yeast or fungus or bacteria it should work. Do not use the fluocinolone more than twice a day and no more than two weeks in a row. Long term use can cause thinning of the skin as well as stretch marks. ...Read more
Yes, it works better: Once better, don't use it too often, some of it gets absorbed ...Read more
4 yr old prescribed fluocinolone .01 scalp oil to use 2x day. Box says needs 2 b rinsed off, does it hve to b washed after every use?
It depends: Many preparations with this medication are prescribed as not to be washed off. Your doctor's directions should be followed to the letter though, since s/he may have a specific reason for advising it to be used in a certain way. ...Read more
My face is very red since 3 days ago after hair removal when I use Fluocinolone it disappears since last night It's also very dry what should I do?
How did you...: Remove the hair? Did you use a hair removing chemical? These are not to be used on the face, this may be why your face is red and swollen. If you had hair removal by a doctor, sometimes you will have redness and swelling for a few days. You should NOT be using fluocinolone on your face. Try cool compresses to reduce swelling, and a moisturizing lotion. See a doctor if no better in few days. ...Read more
What is the equivalent for fluocinolone acetonide, polymyxin b sulfate, and neomycin sulfate here in the usa?
No difference: The same 3 agents are available under the same names. ...Read more
What is the difference between fluocinonide and fluocinolone? What is more effective for chronic dermatitis (lip) area?
Different chemical: They are quite similar in action but made up of different chemicals. Not usually recommended for use on the face however. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist to find out why you have had this problem for so long. Chronic use of moderately potent steroid may thin the skin and if possible it is always better to find out what causes the problem in the first place. ...Read more
Is fluocinolone acetonide effective for lichen planus? Do I need to take anti itch pill with this, as my doctor prescribed?
A 5 months old baby girl is suffering from severe eczema. She is not getting better with synalar (fluocinolone) 1 in 4 and balneum stings. Please help.
Severe eczema: I recommend seeing an allergist to check for food allergies that may be aggravating your baby's eczema. Most common are egg, wheat, milk, soy, peanut, even if breastfeeding. If formula feeding it may be necessary to switch to a hypoallergenic formula, such as nutramagen or alimentum. It won't cure the eczema but if food allergic will markedly improve. Try vaseline as a moisturizer. ...Read more
Is Fluocinolone Acetonide for treating redness, preventing acne after shave is effective Does that hurt as my skin is sensitive for laser resurfacing?
Fluocinolone: Fluocinolone may be a bit much to use for after shave to reduce redness. There are many skin moisturizers that may wirk just as well ...Read more
I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed, I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic. I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?
Sounds like infected: The pain and swelling could be caused by a bacterial or other infection. Those symptoms are not usually caused by the psoriasis. An anti-inflammatory might help the pain and swelling, but I think it'd be best to get medical attention. You might need an oral antibiotic or other precription medication(s). ...Read more
Can you tell me about hydroquinone tretinoin and fluocinolone acetonide made dry black patch on my skin plzz help?
Skin treatment: Can you give more information? This cream should lighten dark spots ...Read more
Can I use this cream for pigmentation 3,4 months this cream good, (Lazma cream)fluocinolone acetonide USP 0.01%Hydroquinone USP4%Tretinoin USP 0.05%?
Pigmentation: I would strongly suggest you see a dermatologist if you loking to lighten your skin. You may overshoot your mark and be sorry forever after ...Read more
What kind of rash could my 1 year old daughter have her doctor has been perscribing her fluocinolone acetonide cream for almost 3 months now and her rash isn't going away im very worried she has red bumps all over her feet and hands wich are the worst and
This : This is difficult to answer without a picture. Possibilities include eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, allergic rash, drug rash, and scabies. Since you are not better, I would recommend she see a dermatologist for diagnosis and to discuss treatment options that can help. Does it look similar to the picture in the link below? ...Read more
Improved eczema: Flucoinolone is a potent topical steroid that can improve allergic skin issues like eczema. Typically, the more potent ones should not be used on children, on the face, in the armpits or groin as that skin is thinner and some steroids if used there chronically can cause stretch marks. Often the topical steroids really help but the eczema can recur once stopped. They are wonderful in a flare! ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more