Fluocinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Fluocinolone topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis.

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  • Capex, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar Ointment
  • More common
    Body aches or pain
    congestion
    cough
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    fever
    headache
    hoarseness
    lightening of normal skin color
    lightening of treated areas of dark skin
    sore throat
    stuffy or runny nose
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    trouble swallowing
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    voice changes
    Less common
    Acne or pimples
    accumulation of pus
    blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
    burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
    burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
    change in hearing
    cracked, dry, scaly skin
    diarrhea
    dry skin
    earache or pain in the ear
    ear drainage
    flushing or redness of the skin
    darkening of the skin
    itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
    itchy, raised, round, smooth, skin-colored bumps found on just one area of the body
    ooze thick white fluid
    raised, dark red, wart-like spots on skin, especially when used on the face
    redness or swelling in the ear
    skin irritation
    skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
    spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
    swelling
    swollen, red, tender area of infection
    thickened patches of the skin
    vomiting
    Incidence not known
    Redness and scaling around the mouth
    thinning, weakness, or wasting away of the skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with fluocinolone topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Changes in skin color
    shiny skin
    Incidence not known
    increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
    reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
    softening of the skin
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