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Fluocinonide Success and Caution
from Donnie M.

Ed: I checked out your web page this evening and found it quite interesting. Some really good stuff. I am 39 and have had P since I was probably around 10 or so. Nothing major, just the spots on elbow, knees, etc. I have had it in some really interesting places, too, but don't believe I'll divulge them.

I have had quite a bit of success with Fluocinonide and use it on my elbows, legs, etc. I had a spot in the small of my back about the size of a silver dollar that itched like mad. I used the Fluocinonide on the spot and within 30 days the psoriasis was totally gone and has never returned. You can't use it on your face though. I have a small patch under my eyes that will flare up every once in a while and have to use a different type of creme (betamethasone, I believe). I did use the Fluocinonide once on my face when I was out of the other and after a few days it bleached my skin a very light color. I looked like a fighting Indian warrior with face paint. I guess it's pretty potent stuff.

Anyway, I thought I would let you know I saw your website and enjoyed looking through all the information that's there. You have done a good job. Scratching always, -Donnie M.

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Ed’s Response: Glad you liked FlakeHQ, Donnie. Fluocinonide can be pretty potent stuff. In at least some of its formulations (i.e., Lidex cream or ointment) it is categorized as a group 2 corticosteroid (second strongest out of seven groups). But fluocinonide is also one of those formulations that comes in a variety of permutations (proprietary and generic). For years I used fluocinonide solution with mixed results on my scalp and face. It was called "Lidex Solution" but its potency was probably less than that of the cream or ointment version. Nevertheless, I probably would have sported the "war-painted Indian" look, too, but my skin is so naturally bleached there was probably no contrast. The betamethasone formulation you may be using next could be Diprolene, which is a group 1 corticosteroid (strongest). I’ve used it, too, for years and years.

Good luck and stay in touch! -Ed

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