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Triamcinolone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids.

Triamcinolone is a medium-potency corticosteroid. It is believed that Triamcinolone works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Triamcinolone is applied topically to the affected area two or three times a day.

Triamcinolone comes in the form of a lotion, cream, or ointment.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Triamcinolone lists common side effects including burning, itching, redness, irritation, dryness, papular (raised) rashes, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, stretch marks, and thickening of the skin.

Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include glaucoma, high blood sugar, and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Triamcinolone Cream – RxList

Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association

Triamcinolone for Eczema Questions

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