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

This substance is used because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-pruriticand Vasoconstrictive properties. It can be found in various concentrations,such as 0.025%, 0.5% or 0.1% topical ointments or creams. The Triamcinolone acetonidecream 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 intreating various skin conditions. It could be used on the skin affected by rednessand swelling, but also in patients experiencing hives, scaling and the crustingof 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 acetonideto treat poison ivy or poison oak reactions, but also to treat dermatoses orsome insect bites.

Use dental Triamcinolone acetonide cream to treat swellingin 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 skincondition you have been using it for. Triamcinolone acetonide cream only aidsyour 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 manytimes you should apply the cream. Don’t bandage the affected skin, unless yourdoctor recommended so. Bandaging might be a good idea only if a large sectionof your skin needed to be treated with Triamcinolone acetonide cream.

Caution

The cream should not be used on the facial skin, on the armpitsor on the groins, because these areas have very delicate and sensitive skin. Ifthe cream gets into your eyes, nose or mouth, clean that area of the body verycarefully, 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 bloodproblems or immune system disorders.

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

Adverse Effects

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

Severe problems might be worsening of the existing skincondition, irritation and swelling. If you happen to experience any of thesesymptoms, inform your doctor immediately.

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