Psoriasis Home > Derma-Smoothe Oil Information

Derma-Smoothe/FS® (fluocinolone oil) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of certain skin problems. It is specifically approved to treat scalp psoriasis in adults, and atopic dermatitis in adults and children as young as three months old.
When used for treating scalp psoriasis, apply a thin layer of the oil on the affected areas of the scalp at bedtime and cover with a shower cap. Leave the shower cap on overnight and wash the oil out in the morning. For treating atopic dermatitis in adults, the medicine is applied to the affected areas three times a day; for children, it is applied twice a day for up to four weeks.
Before using Derma-Smoothe oil, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as there may be safer options available.
(For more information on this medicated skin oil, click Derma-Smoothe. This full-length article provides details on how this product works, safety issues to be aware of before beginning treatment, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation

Topics & Medications


Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.