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Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil is a medication used to treat scalp psoriasis. Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil contains the active ingredient fluocinolone acetonide, which is a corticosteroid.
Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil works by reducing the swelling, itching, and redness that occur with scalp psoriasis. The fluocinolone acetonide in Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil reduces inflammation and the overproduction of skin cells that cause psoriasis, providing relief from the symptoms.
Use and Dosage
To use Derma-Smooth/FS Scalp Oil, be sure to shake the bottle well before each use. The oil is to be used on the scalp only. Wet your hair and scalp thoroughly before applying the oil. Then, massage a thin film of the oil well onto your scalp. After applying, cover your scalp with the shower cap provided and leave it on for at least 4 hours or overnight. When you are ready to wash it off, use regular shampoo and rinse your hair and scalp well.
To avoid irritation, be sure to wash your hands carefully after applying the oil. Take care not to get the oil in your eyes, nose, or mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse the affected area with plenty of water. Do not apply Derma-Smooth/FS Scalp Oil to your face, underarms, or groin area.
For the best results, use Derma-Smooth/FS Scalp Oil regularly. You may find it helpful to use it at the same time every day to help you remember.
Common Side Effects of Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil (Fluocinolone Acetonide):
- Blisters pimples or crusting of treating skin
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Mild skin itching burning dryness or other irritation
- Red spots or the appearance of tiny veins (especially around your nose cheeks or chin)
- Runny or stuffy nose and
- Skin rash or irritation around your mouth
- Sore throat
- Swollen hair follicles
- Temporary hair loss
Serious Side Effects of Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil (Fluocinolone Acetonide):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Easy bruising
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness and
- Puffiness in your face
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Thinning skin
- Weight gain
Forms and Strength
Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil (Fluocinolone Acetonide) is available in the following forms and strength:
Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil: Oil
- Hypersensitivity: Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil should not be used by individuals who have a known hypersensitivity to the medication or any of its ingredients.
- Skin Infection: Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil should not be used to treat any skin condition caused by a viral or fungal infection, as it can worsen the condition.
- Systemic Absorption: With long-term use or overuse of Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil, its ingredients may be absorbed into the bloodstream, increasing the risk of systemic side effects.
- Skin Atrophy: Long-term use of corticosteroids like fluocinolone acetonide can cause skin atrophy, making the skin thin and fragile.
- Interaction with other medications: Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking before using it.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should use Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil only if it is clearly necessary and if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
- Pediatric use: Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil is not approved for use in children under the age of 2 years.
- Use on open wounds: Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil should not be applied to any open wounds.
- Eye contact: Care should be taken to avoid getting Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil in the eyes, as it can cause irritation or other complications.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil (Fluocinolone Acetonide) to work?
It could take up to 4 weeks for you to see the full effects, but you should see some improvements within 2 weeks. If you do not feel any better within 2 weeks, let your provider know. You might need a different medication to treat your condition.
Is a prescription required to purchase Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil?
Yes, Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil is a prescription medication and cannot be purchased over the counter.
Is Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil a cure for scalp psoriasis?
No, Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil is not a cure for scalp psoriasis. It helps to reduce the symptoms of the condition, but it does not cure it.
How often should I use Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil?
The frequency of use will depend on the severity of your scalp psoriasis and your doctor's instructions. It is recommended to use the oil once or twice a week. Children should not use it for more than 4 weeks in a row. If you do not see any improvement within 2 weeks of starting Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil (Fluocinolone Acetonide)
It's important to purchase Derma Smooth/FS Scalp Oil from verified Canadian pharmacy.