Fluocinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Fluocinolone topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis. Fluocinolone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Synalar (fluocinolone) is a human-created medicine that is similar to cortisol which is produced naturally by the adrenal glands in the body. Synalar is a medication used to diminish inflammation by decreasing chemical actions that are causing irritation in the body. Synalar treats a handful of skin conditions from mild itching of the skin to psoriasis, eczema, seborrhea and allergic reactions.