I have lichen simplex chronicus; I put flucinonide cream on my hands 2-3x's a day. It gets a little better then starts all over again. My hands crack and peel and burn. I never scratched my hands.
I was diagnosed with Lichen Simplex Chronicus in August 2014.I had intense burning,itch on my lower arm. I went to my pcp who thought it was a reaction from being in the sun while taking certain meds prescribed for the autoimmune disease.
I was prescribed Methylprednisolone, still itching, Dr. prescribed Hydroxyzine and referred to Dermatologist who diagnosed LSC also known as neurodermatitis. Dr. injected each area with a steroid I believe, then prescribed Fluocinonide.The injections seemed to help right away and I used the cream.I also discovered that a cold pack helped quiet the nerves at least for a little relief. Scratching the itch only makes it worse. I found a good long lasting one by ThermiPAQ-therapeutic hot/cold pain relief clay pack.Just put in freezer for an hour and its ready to wrap around your arm to stop the constant itch or can be used for other things as well.
LSC is something I plan to tell my Rheumatolgist and my Neurologist about since I already know I have abnormal nerve conduction studies
I hope this helps and you find relief.
- Fluocinonide Information for Consumers
- Fluocinonide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluocinonide (detailed)
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