What are the fluocinonide cream alternative?

Fluocinonide cream is an anti-itching and anti-inflammatory corticosteroid cream marketed under the brand name Lidex. This ointment is used for the treatment of various allergic skin conditions such as eczema, itching, swelling, red and dry skin condition. It is the real antidote for atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis (including rashes caused by poison oak and ivy) and xerotic dermatitis (dry skin). Actually Fluocinonide is an effective treatment for various allergic skin conditions starting from simple itching to complex skin condition like eczema.

  • Fluocinonide can be applied twice or thrice in a day.
  • You can use it on affected skin areas up to 2 weeks at a time.

But there are some tips to use it. Say for example, before using the cream, you should wash and dry the affected area. It will increase the chance of quick cure.  You have to apply only on the affected area not beyond that. Else this may cause irreversible side effects, and therefore isn’t recommended. Besides, longer use of fluocinonide may result in significant side effects. It is prescribed for the adult. The use of it is not recommended for children.

But before using it, patients should consult their physicians. If any discomfort or side effects arise, patients should inform their doctors.

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