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Doctor insights on: Fluocinonide Topical Solution Usp 005 For Scalp

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I use of fluocinonide 0.05% topical solution for seborrheic scalp dermatitis ok over 2 wks? My derm. Said its short term. No open sores, helps w itch.

I use of fluocinonide 0.05% topical solution for seborrheic scalp dermatitis ok over 2 wks? My derm. Said its short term. No open sores, helps w itch.

Topical Steroids: Topical steroids can cause thinning of the skin if used long term. The usual use is twice a day for two weeks, rest one week, then repeat if necessary. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Hair acne I started a few years ago with hairline acne, which my doctor prescribed fluocinide gel usp, 0.05%. Seeming helped for a period of time, but now I have these huge bumps all in my scalp, which drive me out of my mind. I itch and scratch. I d

Hair acne I started a few years ago with hairline acne, which my doctor prescribed fluocinide gel usp, 0.05%. Seeming helped for a period of time, but now I have these huge bumps all in my scalp, which drive me out of my mind. I itch and scratch. I d

If: If you have acne or folliculitis in the scalp, you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. Difficult to tell without a picture, but there are several options to control this condition. I would visit a dermatologist who should be able to help you with this condition. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I went to my Derm for shots for my thinning of the hair; I walked out with an Rx for fluocinonide solution for my scalp.... why? Is this to help grow

I went to my Derm for shots for my thinning of the hair; I walked out with an Rx for fluocinonide solution for my scalp.... why? Is this to help grow

Sometimes topical: steroids can be used to decrease scalp inflammation and improve hair growth. But you should always talk with the doctor who performed the procedure and understand why it is being done. When you go back for your next set of shots, talk to the dermatologist ...Read more

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Can I put fluocinonide on my scalp?

If prescribed for: That use. It can be used adjunctively for serorrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, psoriais and other conditions ...Read more

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How harmful is it to get fluocinonide in open wounds? I have bad psoriasis on my scalp and am always scratching, which results in a lot of broken skin and open wounds. I just put on my fluocinonide 0.05% and had severe stinging all over my head once I app

How harmful is it to get fluocinonide in open wounds? I have bad psoriasis on my scalp and am always scratching, which results in a lot of broken skin and open wounds. I just put on my fluocinonide 0.05% and had severe stinging all over my head once I app

Shouldn't use it.: Fluocinonide can be used to control psoriasis, but should not be used in open wounds especially if you suspect that it maybe infected. I suspect the stinging you feel is from the alcohol content of the solution which may well work as an antiseptic. ...Read more

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I have scalp pain in different spots that comes & goes. Derma dr gave me fluocinonide & I am also a 10 year breast cancer survivor. Pain burns & itchy?

I have scalp pain in different spots that comes & goes. Derma dr gave me fluocinonide & I am also a 10 year breast cancer survivor. Pain burns & itchy?

What diagnosis?: You saw the appropriate specialist, a Dermatologist, for facial burning. It's very hard to diagnose dermatological disorders without seeing you in person. So, until you have strong contradictory evidence, trust your treating dermatologist and follow her/his treatment advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a female, 24 yrs old with thin hair. Can I use minoxidil topical solution USP 5% chymotra to my scalp? Or it should be used only by men?

I am a female, 24 yrs old with thin hair. Can I use minoxidil topical solution USP 5% chymotra to my scalp? Or it should be used only by men?

It's safe: Despite the labeling in the opinion of most derms it's safer and most effective, in fact the foam is likely the most effective for both men and women. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed fluocinonide. 05% solution to potentially help with hyperhydrosis on my face. Can this really help?

My dermatologist prescribed fluocinonide. 05% solution to potentially help with hyperhydrosis on my face. Can this really help?

Perhaps because: Solutions can be a little drying. But I would be cautious about using steroids on your face for any period of time. With long term use it can thin the skin. I would try toners, and consider Botox if true sweating on the face. ...Read more

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I have inverse psoriasis I am currently taking fluocinonide 0.05%. Should change my diet because it has gotten worse and I don't have any insurance.?

I have inverse psoriasis I am currently taking fluocinonide 0.05%. Should change my diet because it has gotten worse and I don't have any insurance.?

Antinflammatory diet: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. All autoimmune diseases begin in the gut. The leaky gut to be precise. Just google autoummine diesease and leaky gut. Switch to an anti-inflammatoy diet. Since grains and legumes cause gut inflammation leading to leaky gut or increased intestinal permeability. Eliminating all grains and legumes form your diet will help with your psoriasis. ...Read more

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How will fluocinonide ointment affect a fetus?

How will fluocinonide ointment affect a fetus?

It should not: Fluocinonide is a steroid, and when used sparingly as a cream or ointment (usually for an inflammatory-type rash), it should have no effect on pregnancy. To be totally safe, most ob/gyns will ask you to wait until the end of the 1st trimester to use these medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fluocinonide and fucidin?

What is the difference between fluocinonide and fucidin?

Fucidin: Fucidin is an antibiotic, used orally or topically to treat infections. Fluocinonide is a topical steroid used to treat skin inflammation such as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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Will fluocinonide treat yeast on face?

Will fluocinonide treat yeast on face?

Fluocinonide: (lidex) gel gel is a topical corticosteroid that can decrease inflammation, itching, dryness and redness of skin. If you have a yeast infection - you will likely need a topical antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Different: Epiceram is barrier repair cream and has no antiinflammatory properties. These are often used in combination to quiet eczema. Once improved the epiceram would be continued and the steroid cream slowly stopped. ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide. 05 cream be used for treating eczema?

Can fluocinonide. 05 cream be used for treating eczema?

Yes: It is a high potency steroid cream and in children we try to stay with the mid strength steroid creams. It can be absorbed to some extent and can cause thinning of the skin. Use judiciously, but not in children. ...Read more

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Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (atrophy). However, skin lightening usually will go away after some time. One key to getting it to resolve faster is to keep the area protected from sunlight. Sunlight tends to make skin color discrepancies more obvious and last longer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lidex (fluocinonide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lidex (fluocinonide) allergy?

Lidex: Lidex (fluocinonide) is a cream with active component of a corticosteroid called fluocinonide, An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/lidex-cream. Html ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dermatologist prescribed fluocinonide and said if after 3 weeks use don't come back?

If the treated: Lesions resolve then follow up isn't required. However, I would contact the dermatologist if your condition is not improving. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my dermatologist prescribed fluocinonide and said if after 3 weeks use don't come back, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my dermatologist prescribed fluocinonide and said if after 3 weeks use don't come back, what do you suggest?

Dermatologist: May be responding to your insurance coverage or have the expectation that you will have full resolution of the condition you are being treated for. If you have good response with fluocinonide then wouldn't worry. If your symptoms don't respond than would recommend calling the physician for update. ...Read more

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Is lidex (fluocinonide) okay for inside the mouth?

Is lidex (fluocinonide) okay for inside the mouth?

Lidex (Fluocinonide): For certain types of inflammatory mouth/oral disorders/diseases Lidex (fluocinonide) gel is ok to use in the mouth. It should be applied with a q-tip and left in place over the area being treated without eating or drinking anything for 30min to 1hr. It can be used to treat oral apthae (canker sores), herpes simplex, lichen planus, and other disease that are less common, but very painful. ...Read more

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I was prescibed lidex (fluocinonide) for inside the mouth is this ok?

I was prescibed lidex (fluocinonide) for inside the mouth is this ok?

Lichen Planus?: This can be used for chronic rashes such as oral lichen planus for short period of time. After two weeks the area should be reevaluated for stopping cream, decreasing frequency of application or changing to other medication. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to use fluocinonide cream on pimples?

Would it be bad to use fluocinonide cream on pimples?

VERY bad: This will relieve inflammation but also invite the bacteria that cause the pimples to spread deeper into the tissues. You are asking for an intractable deep-tissue bacterial infection. Please forgive my frankness. In our dysfunctional health care system, it's hard for people to get acne treated, though treatment is simple -- I start youngsters on topical clindamycin. ...Read more

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Is lidex (fluocinonide) okay for mouth ulcers?

Is lidex (fluocinonide) okay for mouth ulcers?

Lidex (fluocinonide) Gel: Lidex (fluocinonide) gel can be used on mouth ulcers. It is often used to treat oral diseases like lichen plans, oral apthae (canker sores) and herpes simplex among other diseases that cause oral sores and erosions. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Fluocinonide (Definition)

Fluocinonide is "high-potency" topical corticosteroid used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, bites, skin allergies etc. It can come as a cream, ...Read more


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Lidex (Definition)

Lidex is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more