Can triamcinolone acetonide be used for poison oak and poison ivy?

Yes. Any topical steroid cream can be used for any type of contact dermatitis. Poison oak and ivy, however, cause extremely potent reactions, that may not respond well to topical therapy, and need to be treated with steroids taken by mouth. If you're using the steroid cream twice daily and can tell that the rash is worsening or spreading, you need to see your physician.
Yes. Topical steroids are effective for these conditions. More severe cases may require stronger topical preparations or oral corticosteroids.
Depends on area . Poison ivy (in eastern us), oak (in western us), sumac (in eastern us) are 3 species in the genus toxicodendron or rhus which all produce urushiol oil, the substance that in sensitive individuals produces contact dermatitis. Topical triamcinolone can be used if the area of affected skin is less that a few square inches. If area larger may require oral corticosteroid, e.g. Prednisone.

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I used Triamcinolone Acetonide cream to treat poison ivy. Now I have a rash on my arms, stomach and thighs. Can this be from the steroid cream?

Contamination. Although allergy to steroid is possible, it is very rare. Your continuing problem is likely from contact with articles which have been contaminated by the resin of poison ivy. Be sure to wash out everything during that outing with laundry detergent (shoes, tools, car seat etc) else it will be acting like Freddie in Friday the 13 for you. Read more...

Can this be used for poison oak and poison ivy in the vulva area?

Mild Cortisone. Use a mild cortisone over the counter cream for the vulva area. This skin is thinner here than other areas,so you just don't want to use a stronger prescription steroid in this sensitive area as it may thin the skin. You can try an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) daily to help control itchiness. If this doesn't clear up within the week, you may need a visit with your physician. Read more...

Please let me know if there is any differences between poison oak and poison ivy?

Difference in leaf. The poison ivy is leaf is composed of three parts on the same level each the shape of an arrow head. See www.Poisoncontrol.Org on their plant section for a picture. If you flatten the sharp edges and make the leaves rounded like a pin oak you have the poison oak. The sumak is a long multipart fron that resembles more of a fern than a regular plant leaf, its small leaflets are similar ti the ivy. Read more...

What's the difference between poison oak and poison ivy?

Leaf shape. The Ivy has a leaf shape more pointed like an arrow point.The poison oak has rounded lobed. Both have a palmate (palm like) shape with 3 leaflets originating from a central stem. Read more...