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Fluocinolone Acetonide Topical Oil

Fluocinolone oil (Derma-Smoothe/FS®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as topical steroids. It contains fluocinolone acetonide, a potent corticosteroid. This oil is applied to the scalp to treat scalp psoriasis in adults, and applied to the body to treat atopic dermatitis in adults and children as young as three months old.
While most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include skin irritation, burning, and dryness. Some people who have certain medical conditions (such as diabetes or skin infections) or who are taking certain medications may not be able to use this product.
Fluocinolone oil works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system. The dose will be based on your age and the reason you are using the medication. Only a small amount is needed, as using more than recommended can increase your risk for side effects.
(Click Fluocinolone Oil for more information on this topical medicine. This full-length article describes other potential side effects, covers some dosing instructions, and discusses safety precautions.)
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