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This is a topical corticosteroid medication that your doctor can prescribe for you to treat the symptoms of eczema (atopic dermatitis), including itching, redness, and inflammation. Eczema is a chronic skin disease that usually appears in childhood and can occasionally follow you into adulthood or it may only have infrequent flare-ups. The main target of most eczema medications is to stop the itch-scratch cycle. This will reduce your risk of causing a break in your skin from scratching so vigorously which could result in a skin infection.
The active ingredient of Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil is Fluocinolone Acetonide, a medium strength corticosteroid. When you apply Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil on the affected areas of skin, it is absorbed into the nuclei of your cells and interacts with the DNA in order to produce proteins called lipocortins. These proteins work to block the production of arachidonic acid, a chemical that plays a role in the inflammatory response. Another action of Fluocinolone Acetonide is to constrict your blood vessels to decrease the blood flow that can reduce swelling and pain. Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil can also prevent mast cells from releasing histamine which will reduce the itching.
According to current research, the cause of eczema seems to be a structural defect that makes your skin more permeable to toxins and antigens. Your skin barrier is not able to be a first-line of defense anymore and your body will react when a foreign substance or intruder is detected. This signals an immune response and inflammatory chemicals are dispersed to contain the threat while blood vessels and capillaries widen to carry other fluids to the site and start to clean up the area. You develop red, swollen, inflamed areas of skin that can interrupt your sleep, work, and school from the itching.
Ask your doctor if Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil is safe to apply if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions and allergies you have with your doctor, especially a peanut allergy as Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil contains peanut oil. List any OTC or Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal preparations and vitamin or dietary supplements. This will help your doctor determine if Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil is safe for you to use.
Apply Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil only for the time period stated by your doctor as long-term use of topical corticosteroids can cause atrophy or skin thinning. After applying, do not cover or bandage the treated area unless told otherwise by your doctor. This can intensify the effects of Derma Smoothe FS Body Oil which can be harmful to your skin. If there is no improvement in the symptoms after the treatment period ends, revisit your doctor for further advice.