Fluocinonide - I was prescribed Fluocinonide topical solution for extreme hair loss, to be applied twice day. No where have I seen that this drug will help with hair loss? Can you answer this for me? I am a female and have had extreme hair loss in the last month, you can see my scalp and this all over.
Can Fluocinonide be Used to Treat Hair Loss?
Question posted by guadalajara on 31 July 2010
Last updated on 29 October 2020 by DrDonovan
Yes, it may help.
Topical corticosteroids such as fluocinonide are often used to treat hair loss in patches (alopecia areata), but not necessary all over alopecia.
Some studies show that about eight out of 10 people who use corticosteroids for alopecia areata have some regrowth, but about half of these find their hair falls out again when they stop treatment. Other studies have shown a much smaller benefit. Regrowth usually happens within three to six months of starting treatment. If your hair doesn't start to grow back after six months, you will probably be advised to stop using corticosteroids.
Fluocinonide is topical corticosteroid. Topical corticosteroids are not used to treat most types of hair loss. However, in the event that the cause of the hair loss is identified to be inflammatory in nature, then yes topical steroids like fluocinonide can be an option. Fluocinonide is sometimes used by expert dermatologists when treating immune based scarring alopecias and less commonly when treating alopecia areata. If the cause of the hair loss is not due to inflammation, topical corticosteroids are of little to know use.
Dr Jeff Donovan
I Know I got it prescribed for scabs of the scalp and all of a sudden hair was growing literally no lie it works my hair is pretty curly i’m a 30 year old mail and it boosted up my hair and condition ...
Hello, no it will not help with hair loss.
Fluocinonide is a potent glucocorticoid steroid used topically as anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema(is a term for several different types of skin swelling). It relieves itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort.
Sorry... take care, contact a different doctor.
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