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What Is Fluocinonide?

Many skin conditions that involve itching and inflammation can be treated with fluocinonide (Lidex®, Vanos®). But what is fluocinonide, specifically?
 
Fluocinonide is a steroidal skin medication that comes in many forms, such as a:
 
  • Cream
  • Emollient cream
  • Gel
  • Ointment
  • Topical solution.
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It is approved to treat a number of skin conditions, including:
 
Depending on the type and severity of the condition being treated, fluocinonide is typically applied between one and four times a day to the affected area.
 
(For a complete overview of what this drug is used for and how it works, click Fluocinonide. This article talks in detail about side effects, generic availability, and more.)
 
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