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Doctor insights on: Lidex High Strength Steroid

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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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Do you need a prescription to get lidex for itchy patches on your skin?

Do you need a prescription to get lidex for itchy patches on your skin?

To be followed: Your doctor needs to follow your lesions to confirm that they are healing, and that you are not using it too much. You should never use a steroid cream like Lidex for longer than 2-4 weeks at a time, as it can cause problems if you use it too long, such as breaking down the collagen in your skin. ...Read more

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Can you purchase lidex gel at a pharmacy or do you need a prescription?

Can you purchase lidex gel at a pharmacy or do you need a prescription?

Rx needed: Lidex is a potent topical steroid only available by prescription. Because of its strength it should be used only for certain periods of time and in certain body locations. Discuss your concerns with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have little brown tiny dots on the palms of mt hands that open up and begin to peel and itch. I'm using lidex as ordered with no result?

I have little brown tiny dots on the palms of mt hands that open up and begin to peel and itch. I'm using lidex as ordered with no result?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small blisters develop on the hands and feet. Blisters are often itchy. Treatment is with a class one topical steroid like vanos. ...Read more

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Is lidex can be used as red eye treatment?

Is lidex can be used as red eye treatment?

NO.: Definitely not. Lidex is a potent steroid. Potent steroids should never be used without a specific diagnosis. "red eye" is a broad category of eye diseases which include many things that could be made worse with steroids. Could turn a minor red eye into a blind eye. ...Read more

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

I was prescibed lidex 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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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lidex (Definition)

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