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can you use triamcinolone on your private part for an hair bump?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Won't help: Folliculitis ("hair bump") is a localized infection. Steroids like triamcinolone don't help and often make things worse, by preventing the immune system from fighting the infection. Just keep the area clean and dry; or if you have lots of them, see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and perhaps prescribe an antibiotic. But don't use the triamcinolone.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a provider: I encourage to see a provider to diagnosis of this bump, as it is unlikely to be the kind of rash that responds to triamcinolone.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 years experience Family Medicine
Steroids short term!: Corticosteroids (like triamcinalone, mid potency steroid) are amazing drugs and can reduce inflammation very quickly almost miraculously. They are however meant for short term use particularly when they are in areas where skin touches skin (groin or armpits) If overused you can cause skin thinning and folliculitis, almost worsening what you are trying to treat. Use for a few days only.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018

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