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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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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Do you need a prescription to get lidex (fluocinonide) for itchy patches on your skin?

Do you need a prescription to get lidex (fluocinonide) 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 (fluocinonide) 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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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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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

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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