Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid cream. It is used to reduce inflammation and itching of the skin. This medication is similar to hydrocortisone, but is stronger and only available by prescription. Corticosteroids, such as triamcinolone cream or prednisone (a pill) are different than the anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders.
When using this medication, leave skin open to the air. Do not cover it with a bandage, because this can result in too much medication being absorbed. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. Do not use if there is a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.
Corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and regulate important metabolic functions. Overuse of corticosteroid creams like triamcinolone can disturb the natural balance of the body and result in metabolic problems. Corticosteroids also suppress the body's response to infections, and overuse can therefore result in the inability to fight infection. To avoid these and other potentially serious side effects, avoid use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings or bandages. Triamcinolone can thin the skin and cause skin damage.
|Skin irritation (dermatitis)||triamcinolone one application to the skin 3 times per day|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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