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Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid medication, which can be used to treat different medical conditions, as the spray for inhalation, oral drug or cream. The most potent form of Triamcinolone is Triamcinolone acetonide.

This substance is used because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and Vasoconstrictive properties. It can be found in various concentrations, such as 0.025%, 0.5% or 0.1% topical ointments or creams. The Triamcinolone acetonide cream has no smell and it is white in color. There is a dental and external cream.

Potential Uses

Triamcinolone acetonide has proven to be very successful in treating various skin conditions. It could be used on the skin affected by redness and swelling, but also in patients experiencing hives, scaling and the crusting of the skin.

All these skin disorders could be caused by eczema or dermatitis, or by a reaction of the skin to some toxins. You could use Triamcinolone acetonide to treat poison ivy or poison oak reactions, but also to treat dermatoses or some insect bites.

Use dental Triamcinolone acetonide cream to treat swelling in the mouth or some mouth ulcers and external to apply it on the skin.

You must be aware that this cream won’t cure the skin condition you have been using it for. Triamcinolone acetonide cream only aids your body to improve the immune system against the cause of the skin problem.

Simply apply a thin coat of the cream to the affected spot, 2 to 4 times per day. Seriousness of your skin problem will decide how many times you should apply the cream. Don’t bandage the affected skin, unless your doctor recommended so. Bandaging might be a good idea only if a large section of your skin needed to be treated with Triamcinolone acetonide cream.


The cream should not be used on the facial skin, on the armpits or on the groins, because these areas have very delicate and sensitive skin. If the cream gets into your eyes, nose or mouth, clean that area of the body very carefully, in order to avoid potential damage of the tissue or even glaucoma.

Do not use this cream on open wounds of infections.

Do not use this cream, if you are suffering from blood problems or immune system disorders.

Avoid combining this cream with any other medication, to prevent potentially harmful drug interactions.

Adverse Effects

Prolonged use of Triamcinolone acetonide is known to cause side effects. Patients using this cream might experience skin itch and irritation or some dry skin after the first use. These problems are not serious and usually resolve on their own. Some patients reported: skin discoloration, acne, stretch marks on the skin, but also increased growth of the body hair, due to the use of Triamcinolone acetonide.

Severe problems might be worsening of the existing skin condition, irritation and swelling. If you happen to experience any of these symptoms, inform your doctor immediately.

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