Wet or dampen the hair and scalp thoroughly and apply the medicine directly to the scalp in a thin film. Massage it in well and cover your scalp with the supplied shower cap. Leave the medication on overnight or for at least 4 hours. Wash and thoroughly rinse your hair with regular shampoo the next morning.
If you prefer not to wash your hair every day, you may still use fluocinolone oil daily between washings. Simply apply the medication without wetting the hair and massage gently into the scalp. Leave the medication on your scalp for at least 4 hours, then rinse thoroughly. When treating atopic dermatitis, fluocinolone topical oil may be applied twice daily for up to 4 weeks or until your symptoms disappear. When treating scalp psoriasis, fluocinolone topical oil may be used daily until your symptoms improves. Then you may continue using the medication once per week, or often enough to keep the skin soft and free from scales or crusting. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks of treatment, if your symptoms get worse, or if you develop signs of a skin infection while using fluocinolone topical oil. If you use this medication long-term, you may need frequent medical tests at your doctor's office. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of fluocinolone topical oil is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex. What should I avoid while using fluocinolone topical oil? Do not use fluocinolone topical oil to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor. Do not use fluocinolone topical oil on broken or infected skin, or in an open wound. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction : hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing fluocinolone topical oil through your skin, such as: thinning skin, easy bruising; weight gain, puffiness in your face; or. Common side effects may include: mild skin itching, burning, dryness, or other irritation; swollen hair follicles; blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; changes in color of treated skin; skin rash or irritation around your mouth; fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose; or. red spots or the appearance of tiny veins (especially around your nose, cheeks, or chin). This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. See also: What other drugs will affect fluocinolone topical oil? It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied fluocinolone. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. is the premier heating oil delivery service for homeowners and business owners in the Hudson Valley. Located in Kingston, NY-- our coverage area includes Ulster and Upper Dutchess Counties and we have been proudly serving this area for over 18 years. We offer competitive pricing and can even lock you in to a guaranteed price plan .
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