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Can you use triamcinolone acetonide cream while pregnant

A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes. Topically. : Topical use of triamcinolone is perfectly fine.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Better not to: Best not to if avoidable. Pregnancy category C. A and B are considered safe in pregnancy. Please consult with your physician before using it.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No.: It is not advisable to use triamcinolone (a steroid cream) on the face. Steroids are designed to be used as temporary anti-inflammatory agents on ras... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Helps with itching: Triamcinolone=steroid is sometime combined with antifungal cream to help with severe itching/irritation (inflammation). Steroid itself does not treat ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
25 years experience
No: Only antifungals will kill fungal infections. Purchase otc terbinafine, lotrimin or any topical antifungal and apply as directed. You must also purcha... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Usually thirty minutes should be sufficient. Use daily eczema cream several times per day
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Facial rash: Consult a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime have you eliminated cosmetics, perfumes, hair spray? Antibiotics are presc... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on what kind of bumps they are. Triamcinolone could make them worse rather than better. It would be best to be seen by your PCP or GYN to b... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: A general rule you can follow is as follows. Only the medicines that enter your blood at levels they reach the fetus can affect them. The lotions/cre... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: It's a steroid cream - and long terms use could actually result in skin thinning. It doesn't help wrinkles, either.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: No it will not. Do not use it for this problem.