How To Use Lidex Cream for Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a skin condition that leads patient to suffer skin pigmentation. This condition certainly causes self confidence problem, although it’s not dangerous or contagious disease. There are two main causes for this skin disease. The first one is autoimmune problem and the other one is inflammatory disease. Different treatments are used to lessen the pigmentation. UV treatmet is commonly used as it can help to improve the pigmentation. However, it certainly requires medication that can slow down pigmentation process. Treatments for vitiligo also involve medicines used as topical cream. One of the choices that’s commonly chosen in vitiligo treatment is fluocinonide. This medicine has proven to have positive effect on vitiligo. Patients suffer from this skin condition has shown great improvement after taking treatment on fluocinonide, although it requires strict instruction in using this medicine as it has quite powerful effect on the skin.
There are several choices of medicine containing fluocinonide that are commonly used on treatment for vitiligo and one of the choices is lidex. This topical cream has the smallest dosage of fluocinonide recommended. This small dosage is more than enough on the treatment as long as it’s used according to doctor’s instruction. Actually, patient only needs to use small amount of lidex on each application. Thin film of lidex cream for vitiligo is enough as long as it’s repeated accordingly. In fact, you only need to apply lidex for twice untill four times a day. Patients with vitiligo only need to take small amount of this topical cream and apply it on the area where vitiligo appears. Carefully apply and rub lidex on the skin untill it’s completely absorbed. It’s not recommended to cover the infected area with bandage. You just need to leave it dry without any covering. You must ensure applying lidex with clean and dry hands. Wash your hands first and wipe it dry before applying the cream.
Usually vitiligo appears around the hands, but it’s also commonly found in facial and neck area. It won’t be a problem if vitiligo is around the hands, but it requires careful treatment if it’s on facial and neck area. Lidex may only contain small amount of corticosteroid, but it still can cause serious side effects to the body. Any uncontrolled use of this topical cream can cause those side effects. Lidex does not only cause minor side effects, such as swollen skin, burning and stinging sensation, redness, itching, or blurry sight. This topical cream can also affect glocose level in the blood even though this cream is absorbed through the skin. Therefore, patient with diabetes is not recommended to use lidex on the treatment. It’s also required strict observation if lidex is used on nursing mother as it can affect the baby. Lidex is not recommended to be used on children, although it’s allowed on special condition with strict instructions. In vitiligo treatment, corticosteroid such as lidex is only used in short period. It’s usually followed with treatment on other medicines. Always consult with the doctor to avoid the worst side effects and to find the best treatment for vitiligo.