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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. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When is the best time to use Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment on my scalp, and what do I use to wash it out.

When is the best time to use Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment on my scalp, and what do I use to wash it out.

Scalp meds: Best to use 12 hours before your shower/head cleansing time of the day. Simple shower with soap and water or shampoo for the hair should wash out the mediation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can triamcinolone acetonide help get rid of folliculitis?

Can triamcinolone acetonide help get rid of folliculitis?

Not in the long run: Common causes of inflamed hair follicles include pityrosporum yeast (a tinea versicolor variant best handled with antifungals) and having a particular type of beard (even the military lets these guys grow a beard). Triamcinolone is an immunosuppressant and might not be the best treatment long-run. Folliculitis and acne are actually known side-effects of topical triamcinolone. ...Read more

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Can you masturbate using triamcinolone acetonide cream as lotion?

Triamciniolone cream: This would not be a good idea as the cream can damage the skin and may be absorbed into your body and cause Cushing's. Google Cushings and look at images. Suspect you would not like to look like this.
Also if too much is absorbed and you suppress your own adrenals you may die if injured. ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription similar to triamcinolone acetonide cream?

No there is none: It is a mid potency cream and there is ni equivalent cream over the counter non prescription. ...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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My 2 year old just licked the triamcinolone acetonide off of his leg before I could rub it in. Should I worry?

My 2 year old just licked the triamcinolone acetonide off of his leg before I could rub it in. Should I worry?

Not so much: This is an anti-inflammatory steroid. We give kids a liquid form of similar meds. A single exposure is unlikely to do much. I would prepare in the future to avoid a repeat. ...Read more

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My son ate some mystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream should I be worried? I mean he seems to be fine.... But I don't know if I should take him to the emergency room or what? What should I do?

My son ate some mystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream should I be worried? I mean he seems to be fine.... But I don't know if I should take him to the emergency room or what? What should I do?

Relax: Neither of these is toxic and both come in forms we give a baby by mouth. I would take the opportunity to get the poison control centers number and keep it by the phone. I would also scan the house for other ways baby can get into materials that could be poisonous or dangerous. Babies like to explore and unfortunately, they eat things to see how they taste. ...Read more

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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

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 changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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