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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lidex (Overview)

Lidex is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


Dr. Heidi Fowler
56 doctors shared insights

Lidex (Overview)

Lidex is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Which skin condition would a doctor prescribe fluocinonide cream for?

Which skin condition would a doctor prescribe fluocinonide cream for?

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 more

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My 3 month old daughter was prescribed fluocinonide 0.05% for severe face eczema 2x day for 2 days. Could it cause any side effects? What to lookfor

My 3 month old daughter  was prescribed fluocinonide 0.05% for severe face eczema 2x day for 2 days.  Could it cause any side effects? What to lookfor

Steroids and stomac : For this amount and this amount of time, i would say do not worry. But long periods of topical steroids would lead to thinning of the skin and risk of fungal infection. But intermittently, from time to time , using these medications for a few days is ok. ...Read more

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I used some lidex solution on my chest and the area is white now. Will this go away?

I used some lidex solution on my chest and the area is white now.  Will this go away?

Mostly likely: Cortisone may reduce the pigment on the skin but only transiently. If the skin area has been scratched repeatedly, the loss in pigment may become permanent. ...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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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