Dermotic

(fluocinolone)

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Treats skin irritation in and around the ear.

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Our bottom line

Dermotic (fluocinolone) is the only medication used to treat irritated skin in your ear that isn't caused by an infection. You can only use it for a couple weeks at a time though.

Quick facts about Dermotic
  • Drug class: Ear
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluocinolone)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 20ml-of-0.01%25 ear-droppers
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Upsides

  • If your skin is just irritated and you don't have an ear infection, Dermotic (fluocinolone) is the only medicine available to treat this.
  • It's safe to use in children age 2 years and older.
  • Because Dermotic (fluocinolone) is an oil, it stays on the skin a long time and can work better than other medicines that are water-based.

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Downsides

  • You can only use Dermotic (fluocinolone) for two weeks at a time, otherwise it can make you more likely to get ear infections. Tell your doctor if your ear doesn't feel better after you've used it for 7 days.
  • If you're allergic to peanuts, you can't use Dermotic (fluocinolone). Talk to your doctor to get a different medication.
  • If you have diabetes, you might notice higher blood sugars while taking Dermotic (fluocinolone).
  • Dermotic (fluocinolone) can stain your clothing if any of the medicine touches it.

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How it works

Dermotic (fluocinolone) is a topical steroid. It stops irritation, itching, and redness caused by eczema in the ear.

Quick facts about Dermotic
  • Drug class: Ear
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluocinolone)

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Dosage forms

  • Ear drops
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What to expect when you take Dermotic (fluocinolone) for Eczema

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Side effect rates for Dermotic (fluocinolone)

Risks and Warnings for Dermotic (fluocinolone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Peanut allergy

    Dermotic (fluocinolone) is made with peanut oil. People with peanut allergies have reported having allergic reactions while using Dermotic (fluocinolone). If you're allergic to peanuts, tell your doctor since they'll need to prescribe you something else.

Common concerns from people taking Dermotic (fluocinolone)

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