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Doctor insights on: Kenalog Spray Uses

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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be the one to make that call. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Kenalog (Definition)

Kenalog is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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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

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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?

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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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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A doc subscribed kenalog cream for a week for anal dermatitis, feels much better now, is there anything I can use to keep it from flaring up again?

A doc subscribed kenalog cream for a week for anal dermatitis, feels much better now, is there anything I can use to keep it from flaring up again?

Hyiegene: The area needs to be clean all the time Wash the area if possible after passing a bowel motion with water and dry it well You can use some zinc cream to keep the skin protected and healthy There is no guarantee that it won't flare up again but that is one way to avoid it from coming back ...Read more

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A doctor that uses the combo 5 fu plus kenalog (triamcinolone) to treat keloids but I not safe ?

Common treatment: Recurrent keloid scars can be very challenging to treat. Kenalog (triamcinolone) - a steroid- is very commonly used to help prevent the regrowth of keloids. In some cases 5-fu may be used as well to treat bad keloids. The doses are usually very small and safe. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Got a shot of Kenalog (triamcinolone) 40mg today for asthma/swelling/congestion. How long is the duration of action of such a steroid? Does it differ from oral use?

Kenalog (triamcinolone): The therapeutic effects of the injection are similar to a course of oral steroids but the onset of action may be quicker. The duration of efficacy varies but could be up to a week or two. ...Read more

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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase edible?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase: This is used as an oral bandage to treat or cover sores/ulcers in the mouth. Swallowing small amounts used in this manor is not harmful. ...Read more

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Tell me kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects: Kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects are similar to all cortisone side effects such as ulcers, high blood pressure, diabetes and the list goes on. ...Read more

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What are the major kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

What are the major kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

Better, safer option: Can affect blood sugar, blood pressure, fluid retention, weight gain, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, destruction of shoulder and/or hip, candida infections, increase risks of other infections, decrease tumor surveillance. ...Read more

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Can kenalog (triamcinolone) be used if im allergic to animals?

Yes, but think twice: Injections of the steroid kenalog (triamcinolone) are no longer considered standard of care for the treatment of allergies, especially allergic rhinitis. See an allergist for current treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Had bilateral Kenalog inj, 3 days ago in lower back. In horrible pain since. Feel it in upper back. Is this normal? What happened? What should I do?

Kenalog for what?: Answering the reason you had the Kenalog injection. The problem that you were injected for may just be in these other locations. Would be surprised the injection would cause this pain in other areas. It depends which are underlying diagnosis is. ...Read more