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Dr. Mark Harrast
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Triamcinolone (Overview)

Much more potent than hydrocortisone, but much less than some others.


Dr. Mark Harrast
258 doctors shared insights

Triamcinolone (Overview)

Much more potent than hydrocortisone, but much less than some others.


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Please describe the medication: triamcinolone?

Crtisone: Triamcinolone is a cortisone medicine and is a medium strength. It comes as a cream, lotion, ointment or an injection.. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me triamcinolone cream for severe case of contact dermatitis. He said use all over body except face. Is this safe?

My doctor prescribed me triamcinolone cream for severe case of contact dermatitis. He said use all over body except face. Is this safe?

Sounds appropriate: Typically, triamcinolone cream is safe to use on all parts of the body, other than the face, under the arms and the genital region. You may use it up to twice daily, and i would not use more than 2 weeks continuously without discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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I used triamcinolone acetonide for an itchy red bump close to my privates. It was passed on to me which means it is contagious. Idk what it is.

I used triamcinolone acetonide for an itchy red bump close to my privates. It was passed on to me which means it is contagious. Idk what it is.

Itchy Red Bump: Without seeing the lesion it is impossible to make a diagnosis. The lesion could be: herpes, folliculitis, contact dermatitis, abscess or a cyst. See your local dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...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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I have plaque psoriasis. Will desoximetasone and triamcinolone creams work the same?

I have plaque psoriasis. Will  desoximetasone and triamcinolone creams work the same?

Maybe: They are both steroids, so in theory they work the same, but it depends on the specific strength of the creams as both of these come in different strengths that can range from a mild, medium, or high potency cream. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use triamcinolone actonide for shingles rash? Taking acyclovir & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for 3 days but rash itches like crazy!

Is it safe to use triamcinolone actonide for shingles rash? Taking acyclovir & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for 3 days but rash itches like crazy!

Safe, not useful: It's safe, but unlikely to be useful. There is theoretical reason to think that topical (applied to the skin) menthol might help, but I know of no clinical studies of that use of menthol. ...Read more