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Doctor insights on: Fluocinonide Vs Triamcinolone Acetonide

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What is triamcinolone acetonide cream used for?

What is triamcinolone acetonide cream used for?

Topical steroid: This medication is a topical steroid, these are used for inflammatory rashes of the skin. They reduce inflammation and itch. For example psoriasis, or eczema.

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Can I use triamcinolone acetonide on a boil?

Can I use triamcinolone acetonide on a boil?

No: You can use warm compress on a boil, 4 times a day, 10 minutes each. See a doctor if it gets worse. It might need to be drained especially if it feels like there is fluid in it.

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Is it okay to use fougera triamcinolone acetonide cream for impetigo?

Is it okay to use fougera triamcinolone acetonide cream for impetigo?

No: No, this used to treat dermatitis-skin. You need antibiotics to treat impetigo. You should see your dermatologist.

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Will triamcinolone acetonide cream help with my really annoying jock itch?

No: It will take away the itching for awhile, but usually makes it easier for the fungus to grow and can make things worse overall.

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What is triamcinolone acetonide cream USP 0.025 used for can u put it on your check if there is a wound at want heal?

What is triamcinolone acetonide cream USP 0.025 used for can u put it on your check if there is a wound at want heal?

I wouldn't: Triamcinolone is a topical steroid that can have adverse effects on wound healing. I don't understand the second half of your question. Please check with your doctor that originally prescribed the triamcinolone before you use it on an area different than what it was originally indicated for.

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Can daily use of Triamcinolone Acetonide ointment decrease WBCs? I've seen many drs for low WBCs and they can't figure it out. Could this be it?

While topical: steroids like Triamcinolone can suppress your immune system, you would need multiple daily applications for months to years as it is a moderate strength steroid.

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I need to know what is triamcinolone acetonide cream?

A topical: Product used for inflammation rashes, allergies and conditions like psoriasis. They dampen an exaggerated immune response.

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How much time does if take for triamcinolone acetonide cream to work?

You should see: Some improvement in 48-72 hours. Use cream as directed.

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Is the skin thinning caused by using Triamcinolone acetonide temporary or permanent?

Is the skin thinning caused by using Triamcinolone acetonide temporary or permanent?

Temporary: Skin atrophy from corticosteroid use will resolve after the drug is stopped, but it may take months.

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Can triamcinolone acetonide cure a ringworm?

Can triamcinolone acetonide cure a ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is caused by a fungus in the skin. Triamcinolone is a steroid which can reduce redness and itching but does not directly treat the fungus. Sometimes ringworm can resolve on its own, but if getting worse, needs an antifungal.

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream for wrinkles?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream for wrinkles?

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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Will triamcinolone acetonide cream cure ring worm?

No: No it will not. Do not use it for this problem.

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