A 37-year-old female asked:
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can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience 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 the one to make that call.
Answered on Sep 27, 2015

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