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Fluocinolone Oil Side Effects

Some people who use fluocinolone oil may develop reactions with this medication. Some of the most common side effects of fluocinolone oil include skin reactions at the application site, such as burning, dryness, or itching. While reactions such as these are generally minor, potentially serious problems can occur, including unexplained swelling and severe or persistent skin reactions.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Fluocinolone Oil

Just like any medicine, fluocinolone oil (Derma-Smoothe/FS®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this product will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with fluocinolone oil. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Fluocinolone Oil Side Effects

Some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • Severe or persistent skin redness, burning, itching, dryness, or irritation
  • Skin that looks infected
  • Thinning skin
  • Slowly healing sores or wounds
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Signs of infection, such as:
 
 
  • Ear pain or ear discharge, which could be signs of an ear infection
  • Weight gain or puffiness in your face.
 

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