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Lidex Gel treats various skin conditions (such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, allergies, and rash). Lidex Gel reduces swelling, itching, and redness in these conditions.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet before you start using Lidex Gel. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Lidex Gel is for use on the skin only. Please do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands before applying the Lidex Gel, then clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub it in as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 4 times daily. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
After applying the medication:
Lidex Gel may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. If you are allergic to it or other corticosteroids; or if you have any other allergies. Before using Lidex Gel, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation and immune system problems.
Do not use it if an infection or sore is present in the area to be treated.
Lidex Gel comman side effects may including:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Children who use Lidex Gel topical may have an increased risk of side effects, including slowed growth and delayed weight gain. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of applying this medication to your child's skin.
Lidex Gel topical may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
Is Lidex Gel used for hair loss?
Topical Lidex Gel has been used to treat areas of hair loss in alopecia areata. Treatment, often applied once or twice a day, may be needed for three months or longer, but recurrence is common.
How long should you use Lidex Gel?
You should not use Lidex Gel, a potent topical corticosteroid (“steroid”), on your skin for longer than two weeks unless directed to your doctor. If your condition is not improving after two weeks, contact your doctor, who will reassess your treatment.
How do I apply Lidex Gel?
Only use Lidex Gel as directed by your doctor. Lidex Gel is normally applied topically one to four times per day, depending upon your age, use, and strength of the medicine.