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Doctor insights on: Uses Of Fluocinonide Cream

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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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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What skin condition would a doctor use fluocinonide cream for?

What skin condition would a doctor use fluocinonide cream for?

Fluocinonide: Fluocinonide (fluonex, lidex, (fluocinonide) lidex-e, lonide, lyderm, and vanos) is a potent glucocorticoid steroid used topically as anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis and psoriasis. It relieves itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort. ...Read more

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What is fluocinonide cream for?

What is fluocinonide cream for?

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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It's the second time it happens the first time was the first week of august I applied fluocinonide cream and it went away then it came back again?

It's the second time it happens the first time was the first week of august I applied fluocinonide cream and it went away then it came back again?

Fluocinonide cream: Fluocinonide is usually used for topical /skin rashes. It is unclear if this is what you are referring to. There can be a number of causes for rashes including eczema-primary or related allergies, strep, psoriasis, poison ivy, contact to environmental sources. Depending on the causes it may recur, if the source is not removed or require oral treatment. Discuss with doctor/ urgent care/ remot ...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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Fluocinonide cream is good for hemorrhoids?

Fluocinonide cream is good for hemorrhoids?

Short time: Only for few days when hemorrhoidal swelling is causing pain. Sitz bath is better. ...Read more

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My wife has previously gotten a prescription for Fluocinonide Cream, she is out, is there an over the counter substitution you can recommend?

My wife has previously gotten a prescription for Fluocinonide Cream, she is out, is there an over the counter substitution you can recommend?

Prescription: Fluocinolide is a higher strength steroid cream. Less potent steroid creams are available over the counter - hydrocortisone would be an example. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide. 05 cream be used with triamcinolone acetate 1% ointment for eczema?

Can fluocinonide. 05 cream be used with triamcinolone acetate 1% ointment for eczema?

Depends: They shouldn't be used at the same time on the same area, but sometimes you need a stronger one (fluocinolide) on one area and a weaker one (triamcinolone) in a different area. ...Read more

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Question about fluocinonide cream and acne, Drs listed say, "No." My question is, why no? The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetical Dermatology says Yes

Question about fluocinonide cream and acne, Drs listed say, "No." My question is, why no? The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetical Dermatology says Yes

Steroid: Steroid may actually cause acne although it may be used in some cases where there is a lot of inflammation but for just a short duration. The type of steroid cream you are prescribed may also cause thinning of the skin on the face. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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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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Could fluocinonide or nystatin and triamcinolone cream help my ingrown toenail?

Could fluocinonide or nystatin and triamcinolone cream help my ingrown toenail?

No: The only way to properly fix an ingrown toenails is to have the sharp portion of the nail which is digging into your skin removed by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

No: What is being treate. This combo is trying to treat fungus, inflammation and infection with bacteroa at same time. Problem should should be properly diagnosed and treated with appropriate agent. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use fluocinonide on a boil?

Is it possible for you to use fluocinonide on a boil?

Boils or abscesses: Need incision and drainage not lidex. 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 or mild burns. ...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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How long is it safe to use daily fluocinonide for psoriasis? When should another treatment be considered?

How long is it safe to use daily fluocinonide for psoriasis? When should another treatment be considered?

Short period of time: If it is used long time can suppresses hypotalamic-pituitary-adrenal axes. Usually used for 2 weeks if nor response or inadequate response other treatment are considered such as light therapy. ...Read more

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Is fluocinonide ointment safe to use for a yeast infection? Any answer appreciated.

Is fluocinonide ointment safe to use for a yeast infection? Any answer appreciated.

Fluocinonide: Gel is a topical corticosteroid. Yeast infections are best treated with antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Is fluocinonide ointment safe to use for yeast infections?

Is fluocinonide ointment safe to use for yeast infections?

Yeast: It helps the symptoms of but does not cure yeast infection. Try myconazole etc. ...Read more

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What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

Allergic Reaction: You will have to use prescription topical medication like Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Oral Prednisone can also be helpful to help the swelling. See your local dermatologist for help with your skin condition. ...Read more

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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

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How can I use lidex fluocinonide gel on mouth ulcers?

How can I use lidex fluocinonide gel on mouth ulcers?

2-4 times/day: There are many combinations which may be utilized, depending upon the individual clinical scenario. The most common is gel applied to the ulcers area as a thin film from two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lidex (Definition)

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