What is triamcinolone acetonide cream used for?

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Triamcinolone acetonide cream is a topical steroid used as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agent. It is often prescribed to treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis or allergy-induced rashes.

  • Before applying, clean and dry the affected area. Be sure to use only as much as directed by your doctor and do not cover the area unless instructed to do so.

  • Common side effects include burning, itching, irritation and dryness, but they should disappear within a few days of use.

  • More serious side effects include allergic reactions: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling; skin changes: acne, blistering, discoloration, thinning, stretch marks; blurred vision or halos; increased hair growth or hair bumps; irregular heartbeats; mood changes; sleep issues or lethargy; and weight gain or facial bloating and puffiness.

If you experience any of these serious side effects, or if the more minor ones get worse, promptly see your doctor. Allergic reactions require immediate medical attention. Take care to avoid using the medication on infected skin or open sores; it is not advised for use if you have poor blood circulation or immunes system issues. Be sure to take extra precaution if you are pregnant or nursing.
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