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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Try to avoid Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) is not an allergy shot, but rather a corticosteroid. As such it has significant side effects that are cumulative. The more ste ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Exercise more and adhere to a healthy diet. How many mg were injected? Where? Why?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience in Pharmacology
Kenalog (triamcinolone): It is triamcinolone which is a steroid.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Foxx
20 years experience in Pain Management
Kenalog (triamcinolone): Less than 7 days, usually.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The inje ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
First line treatment: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is an injectable steroid that is in a Depo-Provera form. It, and other injectable steroids, are used to reduce the inflamation ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Minimal: If the kenalog (triamcinolone) is to be used for a joint injection and the injection is done under sterile conditions, there is little danger for the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience in Dentistry
In your mouth: No one would suggest you eat the tube of kenalog, (triamcinolone) but if you are applying small amounts to sores in your mouth then it is swallow able ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Foxx
20 years experience in Pain Management
Kenalog (triamcinolone): Moderately strong.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes, it helps most.: Many steroid creams exist for eczema or psoriasis. Most work cquite well. The kenalog (triamcinolone) cream is a good one.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Triamcinolone: Yes. Triamcinolone is a steroid.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin ch ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ACNE: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are for alopecia, not for acne.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Low risk: Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe. Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
17 years experience in Pharmacology
Not the Best Choice: Use only medications prescribed by your dermatologist or skin care doctor. I do not recommend using any steroids for acne inflammation; although ther ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but think twice: Injections of the steroid kenalog (triamcinolone) are no longer considered standard of care for the treatment of allergies, especially allergic rhinit ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
PREGNANCY: If mom is receiving allergy shots during pregnancy, then the amount must be minimal so that it will not affect pregnancy especially the 1st trimester ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience in General Surgery
They can soothe: Steroid containing suppositories, creams and foam can relieve the pain and itching with hemorrhoids but do not treat the hemorrhoids themselves or the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Almost immediately: Nts, very quickly-2-3days. For skin lesions longer, since new tissue need be formed.New tissue need be formed!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Can Be: We typically use kenalog (triamcinolone) or a similar type of medication if a patient has an inflammed joint such as a knee or a shoulder. The drug is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: It's a steroid cream - and long terms use could actually result in skin thinning. It doesn't help wrinkles, either.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe: Properly done with a small needle and small amounts would be very safe.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. Howe ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Reversal agent?: Haven't heard of any reversal agent for an intramuscular or intradermal injection of a corticosteroid medication like kenalog (triamcinolone). One's p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Try to avoid Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) is not an allergy shot, but rather a corticosteroid. As such it has significant side effects that are cumulative. The more ste ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Vanos is a high potency topical steroid. It may be applied after steroid injections if there is still an active, scaly, inflammatory process on the s ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Its less likely but cortisone type drugs can throw off the balance required for normal menstrual cycles.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually minimal if: Usually none/minimal unless diabetic (elevate blood sugars) or have been on steroids chronically affecting horomonal balance. Local soreness or flush ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Possibly months: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a long acting steroid, and it can work for months. With luck, you could have decreased pain for 3-6 months, although there ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Kitten,: Kenalog (triamcinolone) should be gone by now, so it is probably a coincidence.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in Dermatology
Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections last about 3-4 weeks.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Kenalog (triamcinolone) does not interact with hormonal birth control. Having said that the use of kenalog (triamcinolone) to control allergies is so ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Kenalog (triamcinolone) Spray: A two-second application, which covers an area approximately the size of the hand, delivers an amount of triamcinolone acetonide needed for the scalp. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be ... Read More

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