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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Azmacort (Overview)

Azmacort is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


Dr. Bernard Seif
77 doctors shared insights

Azmacort (Overview)

Azmacort is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Alternative to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Alternative to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Others: Today there are more than a dozen alternatives to asthmacort. Some of the newer drugs are more potent and some may have less side effects. Ask your doctor about other inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

No: It is a steroid cream not an antifungal. Also, steroid creams should be used judiciously as they do carry side effects and hence should not be used indiscriminantly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to the tanning bed, while using triamcinolone acetonide?

Is it safe to go to the tanning bed, while using triamcinolone acetonide?

No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Side effect of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Side effect of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Azmacort (triamcinolone).: Hoarseness, dry mouth and throat, wheezing, cough, oral candidiasis, and facial edema. These side effects are uncommon but rinse your mouth out after using the product. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives. The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips

How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives.  The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips

No need: What you are describing is not necessarily an allergy. Some individuals develop hives when they acquire a viral infection. Allergy testing is of no value in this case. You can always have a rast blood test, which is inferior to the skin test, but i still do not see the need for it in your case. The hives should subside once the infection resolves. ...Read more

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