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How much kenalog (triamcinolone) spray is safe to use in scalp and for how long?

How much kenalog (triamcinolone) spray is safe to use in scalp and for how long?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) Spray: A two-second application, which covers an area approximately the size of the hand, delivers an amount of triamcinolone acetonide needed for the scalp. You can use the spray twice a day for 30 days then stop for one week and repeat if necessary. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I think I have a dent in my butt after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

I think I have a dent in my butt after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

Possible: A side effect of kenalog (triamcinolone) and other steroids can be atrophy or loss of tissue just below the skin where the injection was given. Steroids that are injected can also cause a loss of pigment to the skin where the injection was given. These are not common problems but they can occur. ...Read more

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When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?

When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?

Wrong question: Depending on the problem there are various remedies. Neither injection nor tapered oral steroid is often the best approach. I never use either of these. ...Read more

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Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. However, if the dose is very large and it is given frequently, side effects may occur. However, oral dosing of kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) can cause weight gain among other side effect that go along with corticosteroid use. ...Read more

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Can Kenalog (triamcinolone) cause secondary infection of the bladder or kidneys, if given as an injection for a torn rotator cuff, although Kenalog (triamcinolone) is listed an anaph?

Can Kenalog (triamcinolone) cause secondary infection of the bladder or kidneys, if given as an injection for a torn rotator cuff, although Kenalog (triamcinolone) is listed an anaph?

Unlikely: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid and systemic corticosteoids can increase the risk of infections. That being said we need to know more about your general health to answer your question. It is unlikely the injection you had is related to your kidney infection. This is something you can discuss with your physician. ...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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How dangerous would a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection be?

How dangerous would a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection be?

Minimal: If the kenalog (triamcinolone) is to be used for a joint injection and the injection is done under sterile conditions, there is little danger for the kenalog (triamcinolone) injection. It also be given as an injection intramuscularly to reduce inflammatory symptoms and again is not typically dangerous. Diabetics might see a rise in glucose levels for a short time. ...Read more

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How long does a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection stay in your body? I am having horrible side effects that i'd love to go away!

6 weeks: A intra-lesional steroid injection can be absorbed more systemically but should be cleared in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections good for ra?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections good for ra?

Can Be: We typically use kenalog (triamcinolone) or a similar type of medication if a patient has an inflammed joint such as a knee or a shoulder. The drug is typically not used for longterm RA disease control. Again if injected into a knee for example, it can be quite helpful in reducing pain and swelling for example. ...Read more

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How effective are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections for keloids?

How effective are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections for keloids?

Very: The use of corticosteroids is well establish for the treatment of keloids. Multiple injections may be needed over time. ...Read more

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How dangerous are corticosteroid injections like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone?

How dangerous are corticosteroid injections like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone?

Low risk: Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe. Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decreased bone mass or immune function or increase the risk of weight gain or cataracts. A one in a million risk is hip or knee joint damage. The watch word here is infrequent. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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How long does Kenalog (triamcinolone) 40 injection stay in your system?

Injected WHERE?: Injected into muscle it lasts about 1 month. Injected into a joint it lasts longer. It is not possible to be any more exact about duration of therapeutic activity in a joint. ...Read more

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How long after an intramuscular Kenalog injection until the medication and/or its effects are completely cleared from the body?

2-3 weeks: This depends in part on how much you got. So if you know the side effects from her flushing those go away fairly quickly it depends what you're getting the Kenalog for ...Read more

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How long do the effects of an intramuscular Kenalog injection typically last? How long before the medication is totally cleared from the body?

Two weeks: Is a guestimate. Possibly longer.
Kenalog is not a drug of abuse nor does it have many side effects, so wondering why you are concerned about total body clearance?
You can look up patient information for Kenalog online. ...Read more

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Is abnormal fat distribution a side effect of a Kenalog injection? More likely with longterm use/multiple doses or just as likely w/single shot?

LONG TERM: Use of steroids may result in abnormal fat distribution ie: "Cushings" syndrome. Kenalog is a steroid.....This does NOT occur with a single shot!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective on old keloids? What about cimeosil?

Yep: Scars are living tissue, and they need to be maintained. Kenalog (triamcinolone) can help reduce even mature scars, if it can tip the balance of collagen formation more toward removal and away from building up. Topical silicone sheeting can also work on mature scars. Topical gels have been studied on new scars, but not as much on mature scars. ...Read more

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What has anyone had a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection for RA and what was your result?

What has anyone had a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection for RA and what was your result?

Frequently used!: Kenalog (triamcinolone) (triamcinelone acetate) is a commly vused corticosteroid with potent anti-inflammatory results. If you had good resluts, it suggests inflammation was the cause for the pain. If not, probably mechnical! ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to get a steroid injection (kenalog) out of your body faster?

Is there anything you can do to get a steroid injection (kenalog) out of your body faster?

No: No, you cannot. Depending on the way it was injected, it can last a few hours and up to a few weeks in your body. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse indentation on the forehead from kenalog (triamcinolone) injections?

Is there a way to reverse indentation on the forehead from kenalog (triamcinolone) injections?

SayIt'sAnOlWarInjury: There are artificial and semi-artificial "fillers" that can be injected in there but they last maybe 6 months or so and are expensive. There are some specialized procedures that involve transplanting some of your own fat into an area of defect. These all require an experienced, sensitive, "artistic" practitioner. Either those, or ask for a pound of flesh from whomever injected you and use some of that ...Read more

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Scheduled for kenalog (triamcinolone) injection for back pain. What are bad reactions people have had?

Scheduled for kenalog (triamcinolone) injection for back pain. What are bad reactions people have had?

Local injection site: Local injection site reaction/pain for 24 - 48 hours
elevated glucose if diabetic. ...Read more

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How to reverse kenalog 40mg/ml injection suspension 9triamcinolone0 inject 1 ml itramuscularly once side effects?

How to reverse kenalog 40mg/ml injection suspension 9triamcinolone0 inject 1 ml itramuscularly once side effects?

Reversal agent?: Haven't heard of any reversal agent for an intramuscular or intradermal injection of a corticosteroid medication like kenalog (triamcinolone). One's primary care doctor and the doctor who did the injection can work together to help treat side effects, whatever those might be. ...Read more

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Why and how does kenalog (triamcinolone) cause constipation? I received one answer saying that it didn't but it is amoung the side effects...

Why and how does kenalog (triamcinolone) cause constipation? I received one answer saying that it didn't but it is amoung the side effects...

Not common: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a steroid. Like prednisone. Constipation is not a likely side effect from a shot of kenalog (triamcinolone) but the side affects listed are for steroids in general not necessarily for your treatment dose. Other problems can occur with daily use of steroids. ...Read more

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Is atrophy due to a 60mg kenalog (triamcinolone) injection reversible? If so, how long does this take? Is there anything that will speed up the process?

Fat tissue necrosis: You how've fat tissue necrosis secondarybto the steroid injection. It will take time, mdepending on the size to the lesion, to recover. Mit may take weeks to months. ...Read more

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Having shots for occip. Neur. Worried. Had lydocaine, kenalog (triamcinolone) in shoulder and caused bad headache and 7 day flushing. Will use same stuff for occip shot?

Having shots for occip. Neur. Worried. Had lydocaine, kenalog (triamcinolone) in shoulder and caused bad headache and 7 day flushing. Will use same stuff for occip shot?

Neuralgia: Typically for occipital neuralgia either Lidocaine and/or a local corticosteroid will be used. There are several types of steroid products, but definately inform the person you are working with about this prior reaction. ...Read more

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What effects can cause inyected kenalog (triamcinolone) to the liver and the hepatic enzymes?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) Side Effects: Cortisone is a medication that replicates the effects of some hormones in your body known as corticosteroids. Your levels of these hormones affect your tissues in many ways. Too much cortisone may contribute to a condition known as "metabolic syndrome, " a problem that can cause fat to accumulate in your liver, among other effects. ...Read more

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Will kenalog (triamcinolone) injections alone help with inflammed saliva glands?

Will kenalog (triamcinolone) injections alone help with inflammed saliva glands?

Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a cortisone drug that is anti-inflammatory and would work for any kind of inflammation. Kenalog (triamcinolone) shots are not without risk, are not meant for long-term treatment and should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection will my menstrual cycle return to normal?

How long after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection will my menstrual cycle return to normal?

It is not related: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is an injectable steroid. This is used for many reasons, but not regulating your period. You need to see a qualified gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can a single injection of kenalog-10 (not epidural) elevate blood pressure? And if so, how long may it last?

Can a single injection of kenalog-10 (not epidural) elevate blood pressure? And if so, how long may it last?

Not likely: Kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) is a corticosteroid commonly injected into joint spaces for arthritis/bursitis, or into soft tissues. Common side effects include nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, headache, insomnia. It can cause irregular heart beats, but not typically a rise in blood pressure. I believe elevated BP would be coincidental, not caused by the Kenalog-10. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Kenalog (Definition)

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